When buying used Ford spares, a good way of making sure that there is no confusion is to take a photograph or two with your cell phone or ask the salesman to send you a picture of the Ford parts that he has in stock. Accurate information supplied is key when you are dealing with the motor scrapyards, this will better your chances of locating the correct Ford part for your motor vehicle.
Information such as the make, model, series, year model, VIN and engine number, which can be found on your vehicles licence disc as well as the correct name of the type of car part that you require.
Ford in South Africa began by importing kits from Canada to be assembled at its Port Elizabeth facility in South Africa. Later Ford sourced its models from the UK and Australia, with local versions of the Ford Cortina including the XR6, with a 3.0 V6 engine, and a Cortina-based 'bakkie' or pick-up, which was exported to the UK.
Along with Shelby and Chevrolet, Ford has won titles on the international scene at the FIA World Championships. Ford won the World Sportscar Championship three times, and the World Rally Championship three times.
Ford was heavily involved in Formula One for many years and supplied engines to a large number of teams from 1967 until 2004. These engines were designed and manufactured by Cosworth, the racing division that was owned by Ford during that time.
Ford has a long history in rallying and has been active in the World Rally Championship since the beginning of the world championship. Ford took the 1979 manufacturers' title with Hannu Mikkola, Björn Waldegård, and Ari Vatanen driving the Ford Escort RS1800.
Ford has competed in rallycross with its Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus. Tanner Foust won the Global RallyCross Championship in 2011 and 2012 . Other notable Ford drivers include Marcus Grönholm, Ken Block, and Brian Deegan.
Ford sports cars have been visible in the world of sports car racing since 1964. The GT40 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times in the 1960s and is the only American car to ever win overall at this prestigious event. Ford also won the 1968 International Championship for Makes with the GT40, which still stands today as one of the all-time greatest racing cars.
Ford introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars and large-scale managem ent of an industrial workforce using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines
In Africa, Ford's market presence has traditionally been strongest in South Africa and neighbouring countries, with only trucks being sold elsewhere on the continent.
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