Surely you have heard of the Ford T, the iconic model that became a global success but… Does the Ford TT sound familiar to you? Although less well known, it also made a big impact as the forerunner of today's vans and pick-ups.
The TT model, first launched in 1917, was Ford's first one-ton station wagon. Users could customize the chassis with an open cargo area that allowed for transport from postal mail to fuel. It was first launched in the United States, but many units were manufactured in Manchester, United Kingdom.
The Model TT was longer and stronger than the Ford T, with a cabin that could fit a driver and a passenger. The engine was started with a crank on the front of the car. Users could choose modern inner tube rear tires over solid rubber ones.
“It is mind-boggling that even though today's commercial vehicles are millions of miles from the Model TT in some respects, they are still doing essentially the same job they were designed to do 100 years ago, providing a flexible way for vehicles to businesses can move, ”said Hans Schep, Ford of Europe Commercial Vehicles manager.
Today, Ford offers the best-selling commercial vehicle range on the Old Continent with the Transit, the Transit Custom, the Transit Connect, the Transit Courier and the Ranger pick-up.
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