The Ford Transit Story

The Ford Transit Story

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`White Van Man' is a larger-than-life presence on Britain's road, but he's no fool. Given the choice, he inevitably opts for a Ford Transitâ ¦and indeed he has been doing so, more than for any other van, for the past 45-plus years. Why? Because the Transit better suits the needs of working drivers than anything else around. Once, vans were mean, narrow, slow and uncomfortable. But in the early 1960s, Ford pooled its European and American experience to create a van that not only did the job - no matter what its final specification, power or payload - but did it with broad-shouldered muscle and a driver-friendly environment. Ford has constantly refreshed the Transit, carefully improving every aspect of it, but has never diminished its totally fit-for-purpose character. And it remains a mainstay of Britain's motor industry, no matter what. Here, award-winning writer Giles Chapman tells the whole, amazing story.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • The History Press Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 0752485024
  • 9780752485027

About Giles Chapman

Giles Chapman is an award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history and culture of cars. He has been editor of Classic & Sports Car, the world's best-selling classic car magazine, and since 1994, he's worked freelance across a huge variety of media. He's the author of more than 15 books including My Dad Had One of Those, Worst Cars, Chapman's Car Compendium and 100 Cars Britain Can Be Proud Of.show more