Ford Transit celebrated its 45th anniversary this weekend with the announcement of a limited edition ‘Sapphire’ model.
The news coincides with the popular model’s 6,000,000th sales milestone, the manufacturer hosting simultaneous celebrations in its Chinese, Turkish and UK (Southampton) plants.
In Britain, 2.1 million Transit models have been sold since the revolutionary model was first introduced back in 1965.
“It’s great to be here in Southamptonas Transit reaches another significant milestone,” said Ford’s European manufacturing vice president, Ken Macfarlane.
“In its lifetime this Plant has addressed many challenges and yet maintained the high quality of its product.
“This is made possible by a dedicated workforce and I thank them for that.”
In the UK, the limited edition Sapphire models will be available in the following numbers:
All models include the following features:
The name ‘Sapphire’ comes from the British tradition of naming wedding anniversaries and linking them to precious materials: 45 years is Sapphire.