The first Ford Transit appeared in October 1965. Ford Transit 1970 was produced at the Ford factory Langley, Berkshire in Berkshire, England. It was a former aircraft factory that produced Hawker Hurricane fighters during the Second World War. However demand outstripped the capacity of the plant, so the production was moved to Southampton.
Ford Transit 1970 came to replace the English Ford Thames 400E. It was a small mid-engine front-wheel-drive van, known for its narrow gauge. Thames 400E lost to him competition due to limited loading area, which did not allow to win a sufficient number of customers.
Transit was different from European commercial vehicles with its American design. Its wide gauge gave a huge advantage in carrying capacity compared to comparable cars of that time. Most of the mechanical components of the Transit were adapted from the Ford cars of that time. Another key to the success of Transit is a large set of different body solutions: cargo vans with long and short wheelbase, on-board cars, minibuses, double cab are just some of the options.
By opting for relatively short V4 engines, Ford was able to minimize the extra length required due to the decision to place the engine in front of the driver. Another popular improvement under the hood of the van was an alternator, while competitors in the UK market expected that buyers would be satisfied with the DC generator. Also offered a diesel engine. Since this engine was too long to fit under the hood of the Transit, the diesel modification had a redesigned lengthened engine compartment. For mainland Europe, Transit had a German engine Ford Taunus V4 in two versions: Cologne 1.7 liters. and Essex 2.0 liter. The long hood of the diesel modification was also used to accommodate the Ford 3.0 engine. V6 in police and ambulance vans, and in Australia, to accommodate the in-line six-cylinder engine of the Ford Falcon.
According to the show Top Gear; the British police reported that in the 1970s, 95% of all the robberies in which the criminals used the car, occurred with the participation of Ford Transit 1970.
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