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Ford Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac: books

A book on the Ford Consul, Zephyr or Zodiac? Here are books on the history, models and technology of Ford passenger cars.

Ford Cars - Ford UK cars 1945-1995 - A Pictorial History

Ford cars can be found all over the world, and vintage models appear at most classic car shows. This is a full colour guide to British Fords built from 1945 to 1995.
With an informative history, detailed model comparisons and technical information, it helps to identify the models sold by Ford of Britain, and provides detailed information on each model, with technical specifications, original colour photographs, and lists the colour schemes that were available.

Continuing this popular series covering classic British cars, David Rowe now turns his keen eye to the British Ford models. He is well placed to do so, having worked at two Ford dealerships over a 30-year period and has driven many of the models covered by this book.

- A history of all the UK models from 1945 to 1995
- Model by model comparisons
- Full colour photographs
- Detailed technical information
- Special editions included
- Colour schemes listed
- Standard and optional equipment details
- Dashboard instrument diagrams
- Production dates
- Prices at introduction

Author:David Rowe
Specs:160 pages, 21 x 14.5 x 1.3 cm / 8.25 x 5.7 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:330 colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2021)
Book: Ford Cars - Ford UK cars 1945-1995 - A Pictorial History

Ford Cars - Ford UK cars 1945-1995 - A Pictorial History

Language: English

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British Ford Cars of the 1960s and 1970s

The 1960s and 1970s were a pivotal period for Ford in Europe and, seen from a British perspective, were a time of experimentation and exploration. At the start of the 1960s Ford had models aimed at just two market sectors - small family saloons and large family saloons - but by the end of the 1970s they were represented in no fewer than five areas of the market with small hatchbacks, small saloons, medium saloons, sporty coupés and large saloons. And they had overtaken all rivals in Britain to be the best-selling manufacturer with (since 1967) the Cortina as the best-selling car.

With over 270 photographs, this book details:
- the Ford company structure, businesses and key locations throughout the two decades;
- the factors influencing model design, engineering, styling and interior; specification and performance tables;
- market reception and sales;
- special editions, models produced overseas and conversions
- and finally, helpful buying advice for each model.

Author:James Taylor
Specs:176 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 1.9 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.75 in, hardback
Illustrations:270+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2022)
Book: British Ford Cars of the 1960s and 1970s

British Ford Cars of the 1960s and 1970s

Language: English

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Ford Design in the UK - 70 Years of Success

Exploring Ford UK's design studios during the past 70 years, this book provides a unique insight into the company's history, its UK studio locations, and delves into the lives of the designers, modellers and studio engineers.
As a profession, automotive design has changed hugely over the past century and continues to evolve as new processes are developed.

This book charts the development of Ford projects in the UK, particularly those designed in the Dunton studio, which opened in 1967 and is still a key part of Ford's design resource in Europe.

From the early days of chalk drawings and wooden models for the Consul to today's digital renderings and milled clays for the latest Transit, Ford's designers and technicians have never been short of creativity.

This book tells their story, in their own words.

- Early Briggs days in Dagenham - the Consul, Zodiac and Classic
- Cortina, Corsair, Escort and Capri development in the Aveley studio
- The opening of Dunton and expansion of design activities
- The problems and politics behind Ford of Europe in the 1960s
- The eight generations of Ford Transit, 1965 to today
- The Uwe Bahnsen years - Granada, Sierra, Scorpio and Cargo truck
- New Edge design and the politics of the 1990s
- The story behind the Mondeo, Ka and Puma
- From New Edge to Kinetic Design - the 2000s
- How current digital design methods have revolutionised the design studio.

Models covered: Ford Consul (1950-62), Zephyr (1950-72), Zodiac (1950-72), Classic (1961-63), Anglia (1959-67), Cortina (1961-82), Corsair (1963-70), Escort (1967-98), Capri (1969-84), Granada (1972-85), Granada Scorpio (1985-98), Fiesta (1976- current), Sierra (1982-93), RS200 (1985-86), Ka (1996- current), Puma (1997-2001), Focus (1998- current), Mondeo (1993- current), Transit (1965- current), Transit Connect (2002 - current).

Author:Nick Hull
Specs:224 pages, 25 x 25 cm / 9.8 x 9.8 in, hardback
Illustrations:320 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2017)
Book: Ford Design in the UK - 70 Years of Success

Ford Design in the UK - 70 Years of Success

Language: English

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