1994 Advert For Ford Transit Vans
The Ford Transit is a range of panel vans, minibuses and pickup trucks, produced by the Ford Motor Company inEurope.
The Transit has been the best-selling light commercial vehicle in Europe for 40 years, and in some countries the term “Transit” has passed into common usage as a generic term applying to any light commercial van in the Transit’s size bracket.
Over 5,000,000 Transits have been produced since 1965 across three basic platforms with several “facelift” versions of each.
The Mark 5 which is featured in this advert was a major facelift to the Transit in 1994/5 gave the Transit a new nose and dashboard, along with the 2.0 L DOHC 8-valve engine as found in the 1994 – 98 Ford Scorpio. It is similar to the earlier Sierra DOHC unit but without the distributor and uses the updatedOBD II-compliant EEC-V level engine control unit. (Some of Ford’s 16-valve engines, such as those found in the Scorpio, Escort RS2000 and Galaxy were also based on this block.) At the same time air conditioning, electric windows, central locking, electric mirrors and airbags were all made available as optional extras.
Nickname: “Smiley” because of the grills resemblance of a smiling face.
The turbo diesel version came in 85 PS (63 kW), 100 PS (74 kW) and 115 PS (85 kW) version with a electronic fuel pump.
There were only 600 limited edition Transit Hallmarks ever made.
Info taken from Wikipedia