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Gold Transit convoy kicks off British anniversary tour

17 April 2015 #CV Show #News #Top Stories #Van

A golden convoy of Ford Transits has left the CV Show for a four month tour of dealerships, events and shows across the UK to celebrate 50 years of the model.

The Transit Courier, Connect, Custom and two-tonne Transit will travel the country until the actual anniversary weekend of 9 August.

Since the first vehicle left the production line in Langley on 9 August 1965, almost eight million Transit and Transit Custom models have been built, and the Transit has grown from a single model to an entire family of Transit vans.

“The Ford Transit has touched the lives of most of us,” said Mark Ovenden, Chairman and Managing Director, Ford of Britain. “From house moves to moving people, the Transit is an essential tool to get the job done. It has become a mobile office or workshop for some – and loved by us all.

“With 50 years of van sales leadership in the UK under its belt, the new four-van Transit range is looking forward to its next half-century.”

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