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New Ford Book | The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

38 reviews
£ 44.95 GBP

How Ford designed, engineered and marketed the fastest Fords

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Finalist for book of the year 2019"After more than 30 years in the car industry, and as one who started out at Ford, I felt that enthusiasts deserved to be taken inside the design studios and engineering centres to see and hear first-hand what happened as the iconic RS cars, XRs and the Capri were born."Ford book by Steve Saxty

The Cars You Always Promised Yourself – is a unique book about Ford's special vehicles and glamorous coupes that covers 50 years of Ford’s design, engineering and marketing.

Ford gave the author unique access to their secret design archives and he spoke to many of Ford’s legendary leaders from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Former Ford chairman Bob Lutz, famous design director Patrick le Quément and Rod Mansfield - the leader of Special Vehicle Engineering - have all written forewords

Over 300 pages in a large 10.35-inch by 10.35-inch, 155,000 words equal to two full-length novels supported by nearly 500 images. Over 85 per cent of the hundreds of photos have never been seen before; design sketches, prototypes and wind tunnel models.

  • Original Escort and Focus RS design sketches
  • Abandoned RS coupe
  • First Cosworth prototype
  • Cancelled 1975 Capri RS2800
  • Sierra design alternatives

Ford Capri Book reviews and testimonials

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Andrew A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Great book, a little too much content on the Capri but overall a great read with very detailed pictures and information

paul j.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
my view.,The Cars You Always Promised Yourself.

An excellent book, very informative, very handy for any Ford enthusiast.

Brian C.
Ireland Ireland
I recommend this product
'The Cars You Always Promised Yourself'

My purchase of Steve Saxty's book 'The Cars You Always Promised Yourself' was smooth and timely. One suggestion which may be worth consideration is the website link I used to purchase the book needs some attention. At the time of my purchase it wasn't clear to me that Standard and Deluxe versions of the book were available. I purchased the Standard version, but would have purchased the Deluxe version had I realised this was an option.

Nicholas A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
High quality and unique insight

I bought the book unseen, but it more than lives up to the description and excerpts on the Porter Press website. The content is thorough, and fascinating to someone who remembers the cars featured. The paper, binding and jacket are high quality, and really add to the experience of reading. Fully recommended!

Colin B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
The Cars You Always Promised Yourself - Ford

Excellent read and a must for any Ford enthusiast, or indeed motor car enthusiast. Steve brings together interesting details, articles and background stories from people involved in Ford design and marketing, including his own. Well worth a read.