Ford History

The story of the Ford Model T 0

It was almost exactly 109 years ago this month that a Model T Ford first rolled off the production line at the Blue Oval’s Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit. It’s hard to overstate just how revolutionary the car was when it first appeared. Over the 19 year production run, Ford would build around 15 million(…)

Original Ford GT40 Roadster put on sale 0

If you’ve got a spare £5 million burning a hole in your pocket, you could do a lot worse than spend it on this original Ford GT40 Roadster, that’s been put up for sale recently in the States. Only six of the model were built and this edition is particularly special as it’s the only(…)

Sierra RS500 named ‘Ultimate Cosworth’ by fans 0

The Sierra RS500 has been crowned the ‘Ultimate Cosworth’ by the marque’s fans, finishing just ahead of the Escort RS. The 80’s supercar was launched 30 years ago and initially its roots were initially as a fleet vehicle, a sales rep’s favourite the country over. A little tweaking and it was morphed into something that(…)

Ford Escort driven by F1 legend sells for record amount 0

A 1968 Mk1 Ford Escort form 1968 has sold at auction for an eye-watering £203, 100. The Escort is the second largest seller in UK car history; more than four million were sold over a 35 year period. It was also responsible for revolutionising rallying, the Escort being one of the most successful track vehicles.(…)

A look back at the Ford Cortina Mk3 0

Say the brand, Ford, to people of a certain generation and you can guarantee the model that flashes into their minds is a Cortina. From the swinging 60’s to the booming 80’s, the Cortina ruled Britain’s roads, sweeping all before it as the masses embraced Ford’s ‘peoples car’ with relish. The later years of the(…)

A look back the Ford Capri Mk1 (1969 – 1979) 0

Today we take a look back at the first incarnation of one of Ford’s most iconic coupes: The Ford Capri Mk1. The mid-sized four-seater coupe forged a new European market for ‘pony’ cars and left its rivals stumbling around in its wake as they attempted to invent suitable competitors. The Capri was a flawless equation;(…)

Seven facts about the Ford Escort 0

Last week, we took a fond – and not so fond depending on which generation – look back at the iconic model that was a fixture on the UK’s roads for over thirty years. In total, there were 7 generations: the first two – undeniable classics, three and four – the dawn of the ‘boy(…)

Long lost Bullitt Mustang found in Mexico 0

One of the most iconic cars ever seen on film has been found after missing for nearly fifty years. The Mustang, driven by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt, has apparently been discovered hidden away in a Mexican scrap yard. US news outlets are reporting that the ’68 Ford Mustang has been unearthed by a(…)

2017s most hotly anticipated cars 15-The Ford GT 0

Our look ahead to 2017’s most anticipated releases from the motoring world gathers considerable pace today, as we scrutinise perhaps the most hotly anticipated supercar. It’s the… Ford GT There’s no getting away from it, the imminent arrival of the GT has had enthusiasts in fervour for some time now. There are a multitude of(…)

A look back at the Ford Consul Mk2 (1956 – 1962) 0

Today’s nostalgic look back at Ford’s classic catalogue takes time to revisit the second edition of one of the Blue Oval’s best known stalwarts. The Ford Consul Mk 2 The Mk2 Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac were a practical modernisation of the first car. Fins were added, as well as plenty of chrome and considerably more(…)