Unique opportunity to acquire highly detailed 1/18 scale model of 1965 FORD TRANSIT MARK 1 - PASSENGER VAN. The Ford Transit is a family of light commercial vehicles.
Manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. Since 1965, primarily as a cargo van. But also available in other configurations including a large passenger van (marketed as the Ford Tourneo in some markets since 1995), cutaway van chassis. The vehicle is also known as the Ford T-Series (T-150, T-250, T-350), a nomenclature shared with Ford's other light commercial vehicles, the Ford F-Series.
Trucks, and the Ford E-Series. The first product of the merged Ford of Europe. The Transit was originally marketed in Western Europe and Australia. By the end of the twentieth century, it was marketed nearly globally with the exception of North America until 2013 when it replaced the Ford E-Series.Applying to any light commercial van in the Transit's size bracket. The first generation Transit, or the Transit Mark I in the United Kingdom, was introduced in October 1965, taking over directly from the Thames 400E. This generation had the longest production run of any Transit to date, staying largely unaltered for 12 years until the major facelift of 1978, with overall production lasting for over 20 years before finally being replaced by the all-new VE6 platform in 1986. The van was produced initially at Ford's Langley.
Facility in Berkshire, England a former Second World War aircraft factory which had produced Hawker Hurricane. Fighters, but demand outstripped the capability of the plant, and production was moved to Southampton. Until closure in 2013 in favour of the factory at Izmit. Transits were also produced in Ford's Genk. Factory in Belgium and also Turkey.
Transits were produced in Amsterdam for the local market from the mid-1970s until the end of 1981. This factory had ample capacity, since the Ford Transcontinental. Produced there had little success (total production 8000 in 6 years).
The Transit was introduced to replace the Ford Thames 400E. A small mid-engined forward control. Van noted for its narrow track which was in competition with similar-looking but larger vehicles from the BMC J4. In a UK market segment then dominated by the Bedford CA.Ford's Thames competitor, because of its restricted load area, failed to attract fleet users in sufficient numbers. Ford switched to a front-engined configuration, as did Bedford with their well-regarded CA series vans in the 1950s. S revolutionary step was to combine the engineering efforts of Ford of Britain.
And Ford of Germany to create a prototype for the Ford of Europe of today-previously the two subsidiaries had avoided competing in one another's domestic markets but had been direct competitors in other European markets. The Transit was a departure from the European commercial vehicles of the day with its American-inspired styling-its broad track gave it a huge advantage in carrying capacity over comparable vehicles of the day. Most of the Transit's mechanical components were adapted from Ford's car range of the time. Another key to the Transit's success was the sheer number of different body styles: panel vans in long and short wheelbase forms, pick-up truck, minibuses, crew-cabs to name but a few.
The engines used in the UK were the Essex V4. Engined version in 1.7 L and 2.0 L capacities. By using relatively short V-4 engines Ford were able to minimise the additional length necessitated to place the engine ahead of the driver. Another popular development under the bonnet was the equipping of the van with an alternator.
At time when the UK market competitors expected buyers to be content with a dynamo. A 43 bhp (32 kW) diesel engine. As this engine was too long to fit under the Transit's stubby nose, the diesel version featured a longer bonnet - which became nicknamed as the "pig snout".
The underpowered Perkins proved unpopular, and was replaced by Ford's own York. For mainland Europe the Transit had the German Ford Taunus V4 engine.
In Cologne 1.3, 1.5, and 1.7- or Essex 2.0-litre versions. The diesel version's long nose front was also used to accommodate the Ford 3.0 L Ford Essex V6 engine (UK). For high performance applications such as vans supplied to police and ambulance services.In Australia, in 1973, to supplement the two Essex V4 engines that were available the Transit was released with the long-nose diesel front used to accommodate an inline 6-cylinder. Engine derived from the Ford Falcon. The model issued by KK-Scale.
This is limited edition of only 750 produced. The model features detailed interior, accurate color scheme in high luster paint, authentic wheels and tires.
The model is in grey. This is a sealed body model.
It does not have any opening parts but it is very detailed and crisp. The model is new, never removed from the box. The original box is in excellent condition. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Contemporary Manufacture".
The seller is "thebiggestcarnut" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Mexico, Canada.