Interesting Ford Transit Facts

Regardless of the country in which a Ford vehicle is sold, the Ford Transit is among its biggest sellers. The Transit recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, a time in which it has established itself as one of the most popular commercial vehicles.

Some of the lesser known facts about this vehicle are as follows:

  • In 1972 London Metropolitan Police supplemented by calling it “Britain’s Most Wanted Van. ”

  • Scotland Yard he once described the Transit as the “perfect getaway vehicle” used in95 percent of bank raids“.
  • In October 1985, Mr. García was captured by a abnormal snowstorm about 3000 meters through a mountain pass. He was forced to abandon his Ford Transit. Subsequently, the vehicle was buried under five meters of snow and could not be recovered. More than six months later Garcia returned to that location and was astonished to discover that the Transit body was only slightly damaged and the Transit was launched on the first try And without further ado, he was able to drive it safely back home!

  • Steve Matthews used his Transit to jump over 15 old cars. The only modifications included the removal of the windows and the tape on the doors and hood.

  • While transporting two baby elephants at London Zoo in 1965, handlers turned to their transit to get the job done.

  • Traveled on 7,500 miles in it Sahara Desert.

  • The first Ford Transit was built in Langley, Berks in 1965.

  • Ford took £ 33 million of Ford Transit orders before production began.

  • When the Ford Transit was in development, its name was given as Redcap project.

  • Professor Reyner Banham once said: “If anthropologists and archaeologists continue to insist on evaluating civilizations for their artifacts, we deserve to be remembered by Ford Transit.”

  • Clarkson drove a floating transit van down the Avon River on Top Gear.

  • One in four vans sold in the UK is a Ford Transit.

  • A Czech driver driving a Ford Transit once complained that his odometer stopped at 999,999 km.

  • The 1-ton Transit Custom was called “International Van of the Year“and was the first van in its class to receive a 5-star safety rating.

  • 48 students from Barking College, near London, set a record by getting into a Transit minibus in 1965.

  • The 2006 Transit is the first truck to offer a front-wheel-drive, rear-wheel-drive or intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) system, the best in icy winter conditions.

  • The Ford Transit was used for maintenance work on the Swiss railways. It was identified that the distance between his front wheels would allow him to run easily on the train tracks.

  • Wildlife keepers used the 1970 transits to tour the grounds of the Woburn Abbey Safari Park in the UK.

  • Some transits spent their entire lives working in a salt mine in Cheshire, England. It used to transport people and explosives through miles of tunnels.

  • In 1985, some Ford apprentices from Dunton built a floating Transit to take part in the annual raft race in Southend, Essex.

This is how Ford Transit ruled the automotive market for more than half a century. A high quality engine is the ultimate treasure to show such promising performance over the years. We look forward to receiving more surprises from the brand in the years to come.

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