1977 Ford Transit MK 1   Chassis no. GB81FR21978

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Lot 109
1977 Ford Transit MK 1
Registration no. not UK registered Chassis no. GB81FR21978

Sold for £ 4,725 (US$ 5,775) inc. premium
1977 Ford Transit MK 1
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. GB81FR21978
Odometer reading: 51,300
MOT: N/A



*Originally a fire tender in Germany
*Purchased in the Netherlands
*Development potential
*Requires re-commissioning


One of the most successful commercial vehicle designs of all time, the Ford Transit was introduced in 1965, immediately setting the standard for a host of subsequent imitations from rival manufacturers, and continues in production to this day. The Transit resulted from collaboration between Ford in Germany and the UK, and was marketed more like a saloon car, the emphasis being on its almost limitless permutations of body design, seating, engines and trim. Face-lifted in 1978, this first generation is the longest running to date, remaining in production until 1986. The Transit has been Europe's best-selling light commercial vehicle for years, and in some countries the term 'Transit' has passed into common usage as the generic name for any similarly sized van.
This superb Mark 1 Transit has the 1.7-litre V4 engine. Originally a fire tender in Germany, the vehicle was purchased by the current vendor in the Netherlands and retains its fire service livery. Of course, it need not be kept in its original specification and would, suitably modified, be useable in any number of roles: race support vehicle; mobile café; glamping accommodation; or simply as period transport – currently equipped with a rear bench seat and mattress to rear. Since acquisition, the vehicle has formed part of a private collection and been used on private land. Running and driving but re-commissioning will be required before it returns to the road.


Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 57 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Axles: 3
    Suspension: 3
    Brakes: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Seats: 3
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6 /10
    Main components: 3
    Ancillary components: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 11 /20
    Starting: 3
    Running: 3
    Under Bonnet: 2
    Mechanical components: 3

    Car History File: 1
1977 Ford Transit MK 1   Chassis no. GB81FR21978
1977 Ford Transit MK 1   Chassis no. GB81FR21978
1977 Ford Transit MK 1   Chassis no. GB81FR21978
1977 Ford Transit MK 1   Chassis no. GB81FR21978
1977 Ford Transit MK 1   Chassis no. GB81FR21978
1977 Ford Transit MK 1   Chassis no. GB81FR21978
1977 Ford Transit MK 1   Chassis no. GB81FR21978
1977 Ford Transit MK 1   Chassis no. GB81FR21978
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