Ford History

1962 Ford Consul Capri up for sale 0

Ford enthusiasts the world over will be getting in a lather when they hear that a vintage Ford Consul Capri is up for sale courtesy of Vintage and Prestige Automobiles. Going for £25,000 – the 1962 classic is in pretty much mint condition and is sure to attract a fair few interested suitors. The Consul(…)

Future Fords to be more region specific 0

Ford’s ‘One Ford’ policy, where basic models all conform to a universal standard the world over, “has peaked”, says the company’s global design head, Moray Callum. In an interview with AutoCar, he said the policy wasn’t being abandoned, but future models will be “more tailored to each region”. Of the One Ford approach, brought in(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 7) 0

And so, our look back at Ford’s popular hatchback of yesteryear comes to an end. It’s been an interesting journey, starting the way it did, as a breath of fresh air in the late 60’s – trailblazing its way across terrain as diverse and different as rally tracks, to council estates, from town centre high(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 6) 0

Today is the penultimate chapter of our look back at the various generations of the Ford Escort. It’s fair to say, as the vehicle evolved, it didn’t necessarily improve. Marks I and II were fine vehicles, highly popular, trailblazers of their times, but by the time we got to Marks IV and V, things had(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 5) 0

Our look back at the iconic series of hatchbacks continues as we travel back to 1990. A glorious summer, when England still had a national football team to be proud of, Vauxhall had released the Cavalier based Calibra, and East and West Germany reunified. On the downside, 1990 was also the year that the fifth(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 4) 0

Our look back at the various incarnations of the Ford Escort continues today. Following on the coat tails of the controversial Mk III, forever regarded by some as the quintessential ‘boy racer’, the next offering in the Escort line wasn’t the most radical of departures from what came before… Mark IV (1986 – 1990) If(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 3) 0

Our look back at the various guises of Ford’s much loved Escort continues with today’s fond recall of the third edition of the line-up. First hitting the roads as Margaret Thatcher took up residency at Number Ten; the Mk3 remained in production until 1986. Mark III (1980 – 1986) It’s fair to say the third(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 0

The Ford Escort is a car that means many different things to many different people. Through its seven incarnations from 1968 – 2000, the car held multiple identities. From rear wheel drive rally cars bouncing through forests, your first 80’s hot-hatch, or the 90’s diesel that saw the iconic model begin its long goodbye. The(…)

A look back at the US exported Ford Anglia 0

In the aftermath of WW2, the UK was left financially reeling from the cost of the conflict. It adopted an ‘Export or Die’ policy, specifically aimed at the US and Canada. A big part of this plan was the cars that started to be exported from Britain to North America from 1948 onwards. At first,(…)

Ford to move all production to Mexico 0

In a move that has infuriated Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Ford has announced plans to move its entire car production operation to Mexico. Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said in a statement on Wednesday that, “We will have migrated all of our small scale car production to Mexico and out of(…)