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History of Ford UK at Dagenham

INFLUX FORD AT DAGENHAM Ford's of Dagenham has not only been one of the most productive and economically important factories in British post-war history - for many it was the birthplace of popular UK car culture. Employing as many as 40,000 workers in its heyday, the factory's Thames-side location was at the heart of a network of sprawling housing estates and enticing A-road tarmac along which a generation's dreams of automotive freedom were expressed. Welcome to ord Dagenham 1932 - 1937 FORD MODEL Y 175,000 made 60 80 under 40 -20 100- 60mph £100 SPEED FEATURED IN Poirot 1950 40,000 employees FORD ZEPHYR 1950 - 1956 152,677 made 60 84 80 40 -20 100- mph £684 SPEED FEATURED IN Z Cars FORD ANGLIA 1959 1,083,960 made 60 77 40 100- £610 -20 mph SPEED FEATURED IN Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Ford Anglia 105E) Italian Job James Bond Dr No FORD CORTINA MK2 1966-1970 963,750 made 60 96 £799 mph 40 80 20 100- SPEED FEATURED IN Only Fools and Horses (Ford Cortina MK1) Life on Mars EQUAL PAY 1968 woman takes a stand (2 years later equal pay act introduced) FORD CAPRI MKI 1968-1973 1,172,900 made 60 100 40 80 -20 100- mph E1.041 SPEED FEATURED IN The Professionals FORD SIERRA 1984 - 1993 3,444,229 made 118 mph £4,783 60 40 80 -20 100- SPEED I FEATURED IN Coronation Street FORD FIESTA MAV 1995 - 2002 1,081,634 made 60 142 40 80 - 20 100- £6,995 mph SPEED 1.5 hours to create a 1.6 TDCİ ECOnetic Engine from a bare cylinder block II 2002. 2 new models III SAVED 8,000 JOBS The Dagenham plant may not be the mass employer that it once was - but the design and construction of a new generation of hyper-efficient Diesel engines and associated technology are located at its core. This is UK car culture for a new, more environmentally focussed generation. We acknowledge with grateful thanks the assistance of Ford Motor Company of Europe in the production of this feature. Additional data was sourced from: Classic Car Price guide 1945-1995, Wikipedia, I M C D,,,

History of Ford UK at Dagenham

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Many of the cars produced by Ford at their Dagenham factory went on to become icons of popular culture. This graphic was produced with assistance from Ford UK to coincide with the launch of Influx, Ad...



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