Ford of Britain 100 years posted on 06 July 2011
To celebrate the centenary of Ford of Britain in 2011 the company is exploring its photo archive to reveal rarely seen images.
Ford’s unique relationship with Britain and its society will be illustrated each week by specially selected pictures.
As this week’s image shows, the Ford Transit is not just the UK’s best and most popular load carrier, it is also great for advertising. Most companies are content with the excellent space offered by the Ford Transit for sign writing but drinks company Pepsi took their design a little further.
The ‘Pepsi Transit’ was both a great advertisement for Pepsi and an excellent example of the flexibility of the Ford Transit when it comes to personal customisation.
After 45 years at the top, the Ford Transit name is now shared with other Ford commercial vehicles with the Transit Connect proving as versatile as the original 1965 Ford Transit. Thanks to the imagination of Ford owners there are Transit Connect models with Ford Focus RS engine and brakes, displaying lowered bodies and custom paint jobs and even conversions to fully operational recreational vehicles.