Posts Tagged: Ford history

Ford Capri mk3 (1978-1986)
By August 5, 2015 Read More →

Ford Capri mk3 (1978-1986)

Ford Capri mk3 presented new front section with dual halogen headlights. The new front end design, together with an integrated front spoiler, improved car’s aerodynamic performance. Ford Capri provided better performance and fuel economy compared to the predecessor.

Ford Transit 1st gen (1965-1978)
By June 9, 2015 Read More →

Ford Transit 1st gen (1965-1978)

The first ever Transit came down the line at the company’s Langley commercial vehicle plant in Berkshire, England on August 9. in 1965. It was already packed with innovations like a printed circuit in the instrument panel, an optional steering lock, a side loading door and seatbelt attachment points.

Ford Model A (1903)
By April 10, 2013 Read More →

Ford Model A (1903)

Ford Motor Company was launched by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903. The first car offered for sale was the Model A. It was described as the most perfect machine on the market and so simple that a boy of 15 can run it. The 1903 Ford Model A had a two-cylinder engine displacing 100 cubic inches and producing 8 horsepower. It could reach 30 mph on smooth roads, which were quite rare at the time. The Ford Model A had a wheelbase of 72 inches and the car weighted about 1,250 pounds.

Ford Capri mk2 (1974-1977)
By November 13, 2012 Read More →

Ford Capri mk2 (1974-1977)

The second generation Ford Capri was introduced in 1974. However, the body styling was very similar to the first generation Capri. The new model had long bonnet, rectangular headlights, low roof and short rear section. The turn signals were integrated to the headlights. Recognizable features were the small bump in the hood and the black mesh grille and bumper. A new feature in the Capri was the hatchback rear door and the foldable rear seat improved the use of the cargo space even further.

Ford GT40 (1964-1969)
By September 21, 2012 Read More →

Ford GT40 (1964-1969)

In the 1960s Henry Ford II wanted to bring the Ford Motor Company back to the racing circuits. One of the main goals was to win the 24h Le Mans. The endurance race, that Ferrari was dominating at the time. To compete seriously at Le Mans, Ford needed a 200-mph mid-engined car that could maintain a 120-mph average lap speed after 24 hours, and Ford needed the car quickly

Ford Mustang 1st gen. (1964-1973)
By July 16, 2012 Read More →

Ford Mustang 1st gen. (1964-1973)

In the 1960s Ford Motor Company decided to develop a fun-to-drive car that would appeal to the post-World War II generation. The production model was introduced to the world for the first time on April 17, 1964 at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. The first Mustangs were offered with four engine variants, ranging from the base 101 horsepower, 170 cid six-cylinder to the 4-barrel 289 cid High Performance V8 with 271 horsepower. Body style was either a coupe or a convertible.