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New Ford Book | The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

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£ 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

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Brenda A.
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I recommend this product
Fantastic Book

Fantastic Book and brilliant pictures - well worth the money

matthew r.
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I recommend this product
The Cars You Always Promised Yourself

Amazing book, first class service from Porter Press, the book was very well packaged, the dispatch and delivery times were really quick. I got the feeling they cared about their products and their customers.

Melanie L.
Fantastic Buy

Purchased for my Husband's Christmas. Fantastic book and autographed so a great collectors item. He's very happy with it!

Fabulous ford

Bought this book for my son for Christmas he has been a ford driver and fan for many years he did ask for this book so I am so pleased he has told me this book is excellent he has been dipping in and out of it since Christmas and keeps commenting on how brilliant it is .

Archie T.

A must read for Ford and car fans a like. Excellent detail throughout, whilst still being very readable. Images provide a brilliant insight into the design process.