The Ford Transit… For 45 years now it has carried the weight of Brittan on its back! From minibus to flatbed, rally van to builders work horse, the Transit has always been the UK’s bestselling van. Today it is more of a British icon than the box on wheels that you can sling a cement mixer in, and let’s not forget during the 1960’s a Transit could hit 90MPH and easily overtake some of the best cars of the era.
There are over 13 million different combinations of Transit you can choose from with varying body styles and trim. At this very moment in time there are 6,000,000 of these scattered around the globe doing honest work for the population, but the Transits history hasn’t always been honest. The vans previously mentioned performance was used to great effect in the 60’s and 70’s by bank robbers, with 70% of all bank-jobs involving a Transit at some point. The police had no other choice than to use the old saying “if you can’t beat them, join them.” As a result it is more often than not a Transit that unloads the brave warriors of the police into hell during riots.
Transit has become the synonym of van and very few other cars in the history in motoring have managed to cement themselves so securely within society. Happy Birthday, to the Ford Transit!