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The Ford Transit Story by Giles Chapman
  

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The Ford Transit Story by Giles Chapman

`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 Transit...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.

About the Author

Giles Chapman is an award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history, and culture of cars. He's the former editor of Classic & Sports Car, the world's bestselling classic car magazine, and is the author of more than 15 books including Car Emblems, Chapman's Car Compendium, Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles, and Top Gear: My Dad Had One of Those.

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Publication date

27th September 2011

Author

Giles Chapman

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Author's Website

gileschapman.com/

Publisher

The History Press Ltd

Format

Hardback
128 pages

Categories

Buses, trams & commercial vehicles: general interest

ISBN

9780752462837

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