Coachbuilders HARRINGTON Sussex England UK II

Buses Body + Coachbuilders HARRINGTON Sussex England UK

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1928 Leyland Tiger KD 5296 Harrington 1930 AEC Regal with Harrington C31R bodywork a 1930 AEC Regal with Harrington C31R bodywork 1930 Shelvoke & Drewry Freighter Harrington B20R Tramoco 1931 AEC Regal with Harrington C31R bodywork 1932 Leyland LT5 Lion to Richings & Battershall of Staunton with a Harrington C32F body 1933 Leyland Tiger TS4 with Harrington C32R body a 1933 Leyland Tiger TS4 with Harrington C32R body 1934 Albion Valiant PV70 LJ9501 with a post war Harrington body 1934 Albion Valiant PV70 LJ9501, a post war Harrington body 1934 Albion Valiant with post war Harrington bodywork is the famous Harrington dorsal fin roof 1934 Albion-Single-Decker EJ-9501-Buses 1934 Dennis Ace with Harrington B20F body 1934 Dennis Ace with Harrington body. 1935 AEC Regal CPK-168 Harrington 1935 AEC Regal III 9621A bodied by Thomas Harrington HCJ390 1935 AEC Regal III with Harrington C32 F Body 1935 Harrington Half Cab Gives Way To The Full Front hyh 575 1935 this AEC 665 Ranger, AWJ235 layout and rebodied with a Harrington C33F body 1936 2007n 1936 Leyland TS7 Tiger which had been rebodied in 1950 with a Harrington C32F body 1936 Leyland TS7 with Harrington 32 seat coach body 1937 Leyland Tiger DUF179, making its debut after a thorough restoration by Ensign at the Vintage Running Day. 1937 Leyland Tiger TS7 with a Harrington 32 seat rear entrance body a 1937 Leyland Tiger TS7 with a Harrington 32 seat rear entrance body 1937 Leyland Tiger TS7 with a Harrington C32F body, rebuilt by them in 1950 1938 Harrington 1938 Leyland Tiger TS8 with Harrington B32R coachwork 1939 Bristol L5G with Harrington B35R body 1939 Dennis single decker Polly,and is parked in the Eastbourne garage. It was one of a pair of Dennis Falcons with Harrington B30C bodywork 1939 Leyland Cheetah with Harrington C31F body 1946 AEC O662 Regal with Harrington C33F body 1946 Harrington Commer Commando LPA756 1947 Harrington bodied Leyland Comet KUF51 1047 1947 Leyland Tiger Harrington C33F JYC-855 1948 Dennis Lancet III with a Harrington C33F body 1948 Harrington Bedford OB 1949 A.E.C. 9621E Regal III with a Harrington C33F body 1949 Albion Victor 26 seat bus by harrington 1949 Harrington Ad 1949 Harrington Albion version of the same body KCD697 1949 Leyland Comet with Harrington bodywork 1949 was a Harrington C32F bodied AEC Regal III 1950 A.E.C. 9621E Regal III with a Harrington C33F body 1950 AEC Regal 3 with Harrington Dorsal Fin Boby and 9600cc engine 1950 AEC Regal 3 with Harrington Dorsal Fin Body and 9600cc engine sp 1950 AEC Regal III KDD38 with Harrington FC33F body 1950 Commer Avenger 1, fitted with a Harrington C16F body. 1950 Harrington Ad 1950 Harrington body Commer Avenger chassis 23A0500 jho917 1950 Harrington Coach Rear in the early fifties b 1950 Harrington-bodied AEC Regal III 1950 Leyland Comet CP01 with Harrington 'Dorsal Fin' C29F bodywork a 1950 Leyland Comet CP01 with Harrington 'Dorsal Fin' C29F bodywork 1950 Leyland Comet CPP1 with a Harrington dorsal fin C29F body 1950 Leyland PS2 Harrington 1950 Leyland PSU1-11 Royal Tiger with a Harrington Wayfarer C36C body 1950 Leyland Royal Tiger of the PSU1-15 variant with unique Harrington Explorer C39F bodywork 1951 2007j 1951 2007l 1951 AEC Regal III 6821A fitted with a Harrington C37F half cab body, along with PPF491 1951 AEC Regal III 6821A with Harrington C37F coachwork. 1951 AEC Regal III with Harrington C37F Body 1951 Albion Victor Harrington FC31F 1951 Albion Victor 1951 Commer Avenger with Harrington C33F body 1951 Harrington Coach Rear in the early fifties a 1951 Harrington Dorsal Fin Coach Builders UK 1951 Harrington Wayfarer C41C body on a Leyland PSU1-11 Royal Tiger 1951 Leyland Comet-Harrington MYA590 showing 'Dorsal Fin' and 'Pirates Hat' strakes on rear wheel arches. 1951 Leyland PSU1-11 Royal Tiger with a Harrington Wayfarer C41C body 1951 Leyland PSU1-15 Royal Tiger with Harrington Wayfarer C41C body 1951 Leyland Royal Tiger Harrington C41C originally Grey-Green 1951 Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1-15 with Harrington C41C body 1951 Leyland Royal Tiger with a Harrington Wayfarer C41C body 1952 Harrington ‘Courier’ C41C bodywork was carried by Gregson, Skelmersdale’s Leyland PSU1-15 Royal Tiger 1952 Harrington C26C bodied Leyland PSU1-15 Royal Tiger 1952 Harrington Commander body on a standard Leyland PSU1-15 Royal Tiger 1952 Harrington Contender a 1952 Harrington Contender b 1952 Harrington Contender 1952 Leyland PSU1- 11 Royal Tiger with a Harrington Wayfarer C41C body with a dorsal fin 1952 Leyland Royal  Harrington Contender C41C HWV-793- 1952 1953 AEC Regal III - Harrington FC33F 1953 Harrington Bedford SB 16955 registration PYA 973 1953 Harrington bodied Bedford SB 1953 Harrington Leyland PS1 JP6468 1953 Harrington Wayfarer C41C bodywork was carried by KDK1, a Leyland PSU1-16 Royal Tiger a 1953 Harrington Wayfarer Mk 2 (Contender) 1954 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with 37 seat centre entrance Harrington body 1954 AEC Reliance MU3RV with Harrington C37C bodywork 1954 AEC Reliances with Harrington C37C bodies 1954 Albions formed the core of Charlies Cars fleet and this is 68, ORU263, an FT39AL with FC35F Harrington body 1954 Bedford  Harrington 1954 Dorsal Fin’ available as an option on the Wayfarer body, seen here in C37C form on the Leyland PSUC1-2T Tiger Cub 1954 Harrington C41C bodied Leyland PSUC1-2 Tiger Cub 1954 Harrington Commer Avenger chassis built to the appearance of the Wayfarer Mk 4 1954 Harrington Hawkey's AEC Regal MAF 699 1954 Harrington OXO 116 is body number 1282 on chassis SBO 25987 1954 Harrington Wayfarer C37C bodied Leyland PSU1-15 Royal Tiger FOT607714 Harrington bodied vintage coach 1954 Hebble AEC Reliance MU3RV with Harrington C37C bodywork 1954 Leyland PSUC1-2T Tiger Cub with Harrington Wayfarer C37C body. 1954 Leyland Royal Tiger Harrington Wayfarer c26C OUF-834 1954 Leyland Tiger Cub with Harrington Wayfarer MK IV bodywork 1955 2007h 1955 A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances with Harrington Wayfarer C37C bod OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1955 Harrington Wayfarer MK III xpc97 1955 Harrington WayfarerII-bodied Leyland Tiger Cub of Silver Star 1955 Leyland PSUC1-2 Tiger Cub SJJ316 which had a Harrington Wayfarer IV C41C body 1955 Leyland PSUC1-2 Tiger Cub with a Harrington Wayfarer IV C41C body 1955 Leyland PSUC1-2 Tiger Cub with Harrington C37C body 1955 Leyland PSUC1-2 with Harrington C41C body 1955 Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster RT3-1 with Harrington Wayfarer C37C body 1955 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1-2 with Harrington 41 seat centre entrance body 1956 Albion Aberdonian with Harrington C41F body 1956 Bedford A3LZG had a Harrington body 1956 Bedford Harrington Wayfarer Mk 4 tlc320 1956 Harrington Contender V with Rolls Royce running gear and a C41F body incorporating the Harrington 'Dorsal Fin' 1956 Harrington-Commer Contender integral with C41C body 1957 AEC MU3RV Reliance with Harrington Wayfarer V C37F body 1957 Dennis Lancet UFs with Harrington B42F bodies 1957 Harrington DP41F bodied Leyland PSUC1-2 Tiger Cubs 1957 Leyland PSUC1-2 Tiger Cubs with Harrington Wayfarer V C35F bodies 1957 Leyland Tiger Cub- Harrington C41F 1958 A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Harrington B42F body 1958 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington C41F body 1958 AEC Reliance with Harrington B42F body 1958 AEC Reliance with Harrington body 1958 Albion Aberdonian with Harrington C41F body 1958 Albion Victor FT39 1958 Harrington bodied AEC Reliance coach SC390 1958 Harrington Crusader mark 1 bedford crusader 1958 Harrington integral coach with Rolls-Royce running gear and a C35C body. 1958 Harrington Wayfarer V C34F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance 1958 Harrington Wayfarer V C41F bodied A.E.C. 1958 Leyland PSUC1-2 with a Harrington Wayfarer V C41F body 1959 2007w 1959 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington C41F body 1959 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington Mk IV C41F body 1959 AEC Reliance with Harrington Wayfarer C37F body 1959 Harrington Bus UK OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1959 Karrier BFD3023 was one of two delivered to Interline, Harlington with C13F bodies. 1959 Seddon with Harrington bodywork 1960 A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1960 with Harrington Cavalier C41F bodywork 1960 AEC Harington L 1960 AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Harrington Cavalier C41F body 1960 AEC Reliance 477AOP dates and has an early Harrington Cavalier body 1960 AEC Reliance Harrington Cavalier rnj900 1960 AEC Reliance with Harrington C41F body 1960 AEC Reliance with Harrington Cavalier C41F body 1960 AEC Reliance with superb Harrington Cavalier C41F bodywork 1960 AEC Reliance-Harrington Cavalier C41F coach 1960 Albion Nimbus - Harrington B30F 1960 Albion Nimbus NS3N with Harrington B30F body LKK 1960 Albion Nimbus NS3N with Harrington B30F body 1960 Albion Nimbus with dual purpose Harrington body 1960 Ford Thames Harrington Crusader Mk2 cru2 1960 Harrington DP30F bodied Albion Nimbus 1960 Leyland Leopard coach was Southend 204, 432FXX, ex Grey Green Harrington example 1960 Leyland Leopard PSUC1-2 with Harrington Cavalier body seating 35 1960 Leyland Leopard with Harrington C41F body 1961 Bedford SB3 with Harrington Crusader C41F body 1961 Bedford SB8 with a Harrington Crusader II C41F body 1961 Ford Thames Trader 570E with Harrington Crusader C41F bodywork 1961 Harrington C41F bodied AEC Reliances OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1961 Leyland Leopard L1 with a Harrington Cavalier body 1961 Leyland Leopard L2 with Harrington body 1961 Leyland Leopard L2 with Harrington Cavalier C37F bodywork 1961 Leyland Leopard L2 with Harrington Cavalier C39F bodywork 1961 Leyland Leopard L2T fitted with the stylish Harrington Cavalier coachwork 1961 Leyland Leopard L2T with Harrington Cavalier C41F body 1962 A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier C40F body 1962 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington 37 seat bodywork 1962 AEC Reliance Harrington Grenadier gren36 1962 AEC Reliance with Harrington Cavalier body 1962 AEC Reliances with the 7’6” wide variant of the Harrington Cavalier body 1962 Bedford SB5 with Harrington C41F bodywork 1962 Bedford SB8s with Harrington C37F bodies of Orange Luxury Coaches 1962 body number 2673, Commer Avenger IV 94A0520 registered  in 1962 1962 Commer Avenger IV with Harrington Crusader C35F body 1962 Harrington Crusader I C41F bodied Commer Avenger IV. XPM365 1962 Harrington Grenadier C49F bodied Leyland PSU3-3RT Leopard 1962 Leyland Leopard with Harrington Cavalier C41F 1963 A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a 33' long Harrington Grenadier C43F body 1963 AEC 2007aa 1963 AEC Harrington Cav UK 1963 AEC Harrington Cavalier Vailliant bus 1963 AEC Reliance with Harrington C51F body 1963 Albion Nimbus NS3AN with Harrington bodywork 1963 Bedford Val 14 Harrington Legionair C52F 1963 Harrington Cavalier C37F 1963 Harrington Cavalier C41F bodied Leyland L2 Leopard 1963 Harrington Coach OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1963 Leyland Leopard L2 fitted with a Harrington Grenadier C28F touring coach body 1963 Leyland Leopard L2T fitted with a Harrington C28F short Grenadier body 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3-3R with Harrington Grenadier C44F bodywork. 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3-3RT with Harrington Cavalier 36-foot C44F body 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3-3RT with Harrington Cavalier C49F bodywork 1963-66 Bedford Val Harrington Legionair legline 1964 + 65 Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied Leyland PSU3-3R Leopards 1964 A E C Reliance 2U3RA with Harrington Grenadier C51F bodywork 1964 A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance 216UYC with Harrington Cavalier 315 C41F body 1964 A.E.C. 2MU4RA Reliance with a Harrington Grenadier C41F body. 1964 AEC 2MU4RA Reliance with Harrington Grenadier C41F body 1964 AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Harrington Grenadier C36F coachwork 1964 AEC Reliance 2MU4RA with a hybrid Harrington Cavalier 315 body 1964 AEC Reliance 4U3RA with Harrington Cavalier C45F bodywork 1964 AEC Reliance with a 7'6 Harrington Cavalier C41F body 1964 AEC Reliance with Harrington C36F body 1964 AEC Reliance with Harrington coachwork 1964 Bedford SB13 with a Harrington Crusader IV C41F body 1964 Bedford SB13 with Harrington Crusader C41F bodywork 1964 Bedford Val 14 Harrington C52F 991-VRR lr 1964 Bedford VAL14 with Harrington Legoinnaire C52F body 1964 Blackpool 487GFR a Harrington Grenadier C45F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance 1964 Commer 1500LB with a Harrington B12C body 1964 Commer with Harrington B12 bodywork 1964 Ford Thames 570E Harrington Crusader IV C41F bodied 1964 Harrington Cavalier C45F body with forced ventilation on an AEC 4U3RA Reliance chassis OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1964 Harrington Grenadier C45F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance 1964 Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied Leyland Leopard, KCU709 1964 Harrington Grenadier C51F body on Leyland PSU3-3R Leopard OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1964 Harrington Legionair MK II ccd370c 1964 Harrington Legionnaire I C52F bodied Bedford VAL14 1964 Leyland L2T Leopard with Harrington C41F body 1964 Leyland Leopard L2 with Harrington Grenadier body 1965 AEC 2MU4RA Reliance with Harrington Grenadier C41F body 1965 AEC 2U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier 36 C45F body 1965 AEC 4U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Cavalier C45F body 1965 AEC 4U3RA Reliance with Harrington Cavalier 36 body 1965 AEC 4U3RA Reliance with Harrington Cavalier C45F body 1965 AEC Harrington C45F Cavalier 36 with a Grenadier front lower panel and a Grenadier roof dome and windscreen 1965 AEC Reliance  Harrington C51F 1965 AEC Reliance harrington Grenadier C47F FKL-135D 1965 Bedford Harrington Crusader IV cru4 1965 Bedford SB5 91392 Harrington Crusader III pcn6thornesf 1965 Bedford SB5 with Harrington Crusader C41F bodywork 1965 Bedford VAL14 with Harrington Legionnaire body 1965 Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance a 1965 Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance 1965 Harrington Grenadier C51F bodied Leyland PSU3-3R Leopard 1965 Harrington Legionnaire C45F bodied Guy Victory, CVJ709C 1965 Harrington Legionnaire II C52F bodied Ford 676E Thames 1965 Harrington Legionnaire II C52F bodied Ford 676E 1965 Leyland L2T Leopard with a Harrington Grenadier C45F body 1965 Leyland Leopard Harrington C47F DDG-256C 1965 Leyland Leopard PSU3-3R with Harrington Grenadier C51F bodywork 1965 Leyland Leopard PSU3-3R, CDK448C, and carries a Harrington Grenadier body 1965 Leyland PSU3-3R Leopard with a Harrington Grenadier C47F body a 1965 Leyland PSU3-3R Leopard with a Harrington Grenadier C47F body 1965 Leyland PSU3-3R Leopards with Harrington Grenadier C51F bodies fitted with Cavalier windscreens and front domes 1965 Leyland PSU3-3RT Leopard with a shortened Harrington Grenadier body built as C41F 1966 Ford 676E Thames +Harrington Legionnaire II C52F body, JNK681C 1966 Harrington Grenadier C45F bodied Leyland PSU3-3RT Leopard a 1966 Harrington Grenadier C45F bodied Leyland PSU3-3RT Leopard 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU3-3R with Harrington Grenadier C45F body a 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU3-3R with Harrington Grenadier C45F body 2007bb 2007gg 2007i 2007m 2007p 2007q 2007r 2007x 2007y A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a 33' long Harrington Grenadier C43F body a A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a 33' long Harrington Grenadier C43F body b A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a 33' long Harrington Grenadier C43F body c finpatent Harrington Brandweerwagen Harrington Grenadier C51F body Leyland PSU3-3R Leopard

1928 Leyland Tiger KD 5296 Harrington

1928 Leyland Tiger KD 5296 Harrington

1930 Shelvoke & Drewry Freighter Harrington B20R Tramoco

1930 Shelvoke & Drewry Freighter Harrington B20R  Tramocar

Tramocar Harrington BP-9822

Tramocar Harrington BP-9822

Harrington Limousine

Harrington Limousine

1934 Albion Valiant PV70 LJ9501, a post war Harrington body

1934 Albion Valiant PV70 LJ9501, with a post war Harrington body

1934 Albion Valiant with post war Harrington bodywork is the famous Harrington dorsal fin roof

1934 Albion Valiant with post war Harrington bodywork is the famous Harrington dorsal fin roof

1934 Albion-Single-Decker EJ-9501-Buses

1934 Albion-Single-Decker EJ-9501-Buses with post war Harrington bodywork

1935 AEC Regal CPK-168 Harrington

1935 AEC Regal CPK-168 Harrington

1935 AEC Regal III 9621A bodied by Thomas Harrington HCJ390

1935 AEC Regal III 9621A bodied by Thomas Harrington HCJ390

1935 AEC Regal III with Harrington C32 F Body

1935 AEC Regal III with Harrington C32 F Body

1935 Harrington Half Cab Gives Way To The Full Front hyh 575

1935 Leyland PS 1 Harrington Half Cab Gives Way To The Full Front hyh 575

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1936 Leyland PS 1 Harrington

1938 Harrington

1938 Albion Post Office Telephones Harrington

1946 Harrington Commer Commando LPA756

1946 Harrington Commer Commando LPA756

1947 Harrington bodied Leyland Comet KUF51 1047

1947 Harrington bodied Leyland Comet KUF51 1047

1947 Leyland Tiger Harrington C33F JYC-855

1947 Leyland Tiger Harrington C33F JYC-855

1948 Harrington Bedford OB

1948 Harrington Bedford OB

1949 Harrington Ad

1949 Harrington Ad

1949 Harrington Albion version of the same body KCD697

1949 Harrington Albion version of the same body KCD697

1949 Albion Victor 26 seat bus by harrington

1949 Albion Victor 26 seat bus by harrington

1950 AEC Regal 3 with Harrington Dorsal Fin Boby and 9600cc engine

1950 AEC Regal 3 with Harrington Dorsal Fin Boby and 9600cc engine

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1950 AEC Regal 3 with Harrington Dorsal Fin Body and 9600cc engine sp

1950 AEC Regal 3 with Harrington Dorsal Fin Body and 9600cc engine sp

1950 Harrington Ad

1950 Harrington Ad

1950 Harrington body Commer Avenger chassis 23A0500 jho917

1950 Harrington body Commer Avenger chassis 23A0500 jho917

1950 Harrington Coach Rear in the early fifties b

1950 Harrington Coach Rear in the early fifties

1950 Leyland Comet CP01 with Harrington 'Dorsal Fin' C29F

1950 Leyland Comet CP01 with Harrington ‘Dorsal Fin’ C29F

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1950 Leyland Comet CP01 with Harrington ‘Dorsal Fin’ C29F

1951 Leyland Comet-Harrington MYA590 showing 'Dorsal Fin' and 'Pirates Hat' strakes on rear wheel arches.

1951 Leyland Comet-Harrington MYA590 showing ‘Dorsal Fin’ and ‘Pirates Hat’ strakes on rear wheel arches.

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1951 Leyland Comet-Harrington ‘Dorsal Fin’

1951 Harrington Coach Rear in the early fifties a

1951 Harrington Coach Rear in the early fifties

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1951 Harrington Dorsal Fin Coach Builders UK

1951 Harrington Dorsal Fin Coach Builders UK

1951 AEC Regal III 6821A fitted with a Harrington C37F half cab body, along with PPF491

1951 AEC Regal III 6821A fitted with a Harrington C37F half cab body, along with PPF491

1951 Albion Victor Harrington FC31F

1951 Albion Victor Harrington FC31F

1951 Albion Victor

1951 Albion Victor

1951 Leyland Royal Tiger Harrington C41C originally Grey-Green

1951 Leyland Royal Tiger Harrington C41C originally Grey-Green

1952 Harrington Contender a

1952 AEC Harrington Contender

1952 Harrington Contender b

1952 Leyland Harrington Contender

1952 Harrington Contender

1952 Harrington Contender

1952 Leyland Royal  Harrington Contender C41C HWV-793-

1952 Leyland Royal  Harrington Contender C41C HWV-793

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1952 Harrington body

1953 AEC Regal III - Harrington FC33F

1953 AEC Regal III – Harrington FC33F

1953 Harrington Bedford SB 16955 registration PYA 973

1953 Harrington Bedford SB 16955 registration PYA 973

1953 Harrington Leyland PS1 JP6468

1953 Harrington Leyland PS1 JP6468

1953 Harrington Wayfarer Mk 2 (Contender)

1953 Harrington Wayfarer Mk 2 (Contender)

1954 AEC Reliance MU3RV with Harrington C37C bodywork

1954 AEC Reliance MU3RV with Harrington C37C bodywork

1954 Albions formed the core of Charlies Cars fleet and this is 68, ORU263, an FT39AL with FC35F Harrington body

1954 Albions formed the core of Charlies Cars fleet and this is 68, ORU263, an FT39AL with FC35F Harrington body

1954 Harrington Commer Avenger chassis built to the appearance of the Wayfarer Mk 4

1954 Harrington Commer Avenger chassis built to the appearance of the Wayfarer Mk 4

1954 Harrington Hawkey's AEC Regal MAF 699

1954 Harrington Hawkey’s AEC Regal MAF 699

1954 Harrington OXO 116 is body number 1282 on chassis SBO 25987

1954 Harrington OXO 116 is body number 1282 on chassis SBO 25987

FOT607714 Harrington bodied vintage coach

1954 AEC Harrington-bodied-vintage-coach

1954 Leyland Royal Tiger Harrington Wayfarer c26C OUF-834

1954 Leyland Royal Tiger Harrington Wayfarer c26C OUF-834

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1955 Harrington Wayfarer II UK

1955 Harrington WayfarerII-bodied Leyland Tiger Cub of Silver Star

1955 Harrington WayfarerII-bodied Leyland Tiger Cub of Silver Star

1955 Harrington Wayfarer MK III xpc97

1955 Harrington Wayfarer MK III xpc97

1956 Albion Aberdonian with Harrington C41F body

1956 Albion Aberdonian with Harrington C41F body

1956 Bedford Harrington Wayfarer Mk 4 tlc320

1956 Bedford Harrington Wayfarer Mk 4 tlc320

1956 Harrington-Commer Contender integral with C41C body

1956 Harrington-Commer Contender integral with C41C body

1957 AEC MU3RV Reliance with Harrington Wayfarer V C37F body

1957 AEC MU3RV Reliance with Harrington Wayfarer V C37F body

1958 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington C41F body

1958 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington C41F body

1958 Albion Victor FT39

1958 Albion Victor Harrington bodied FT39

1958 Harrington Crusader mark 1 bedford crusader

1958 Harrington Crusader mark 1 bedford crusader

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1959 Harrington

1959 Harrington Bus UK

1959 Harrington Bus UK

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1959 Harrington Bus UK

1960 AEC Reliance Harrington Cavalier rnj900

1960 AEC Reliance Harrington Cavalier rnj900

1960 Albion Nimbus - Harrington B30F

1960 Albion Nimbus – Harrington B30F

1960 Ford Thames Harrington Crusader Mk2 cru2

1960 Ford Thames Harrington Crusader Mk2 cru2

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1961 Ford Thames Harrington Crusader UK

1962 AEC Reliance Harrington Grenadier gren36

1962 AEC Reliance Harrington Grenadier gren36

1962 body number 2673, Commer Avenger IV 94A0520 registered  in 1962

1962 body number 2673, Commer Avenger IV 94A0520 registered  in 1962

1962 Harrington Crusader I C41F bodied Commer Avenger IV

1962 Harrington Crusader I C41F bodied Commer Avenger IV

1962 Leyland Leopard with Harrington Cavalier C41F

1962 Leyland Leopard with Harrington Cavalier C41F

1963 AEC 2007aa

1963 AEC Harrington Cavalier Vailliant bus

1963 AEC Harrington Cav UK

1963 AEC Harrington Cavalier Vailliant bus

1963 AEC Harrington Cavalier Vailliant bus

1963 AEC Harrington Cavalier Vailliant bus

1963 Albion Nimbus NS3AN with Harrington bodywork

1963 Albion Nimbus NS3AN with Harrington bodywork

1963 Bedford Val 14 Harrington Legionair C52F

1963 Bedford Val 14 Harrington Legionair C52F

1963 Harrington Cavalier C37F

1963 AEC Harrington Cavalier C37F

1963 Harrington Coach

1963 AEC Harrington Coach

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1963 AEC Harrington Grenadier UK

1963-66 Harrington Legionair legline

1963-66 Bedford Val Harrington Legionair legline

1964 Bedford Val 14 Harrington C52F 991-VRR lr

1964 Bedford Val 14 Harrington C52F 991-VRR lr

1964 Ford Thames 570E Harrington Crusader IV C41F bodied

1964 Ford Thames 570E Harrington Crusader IV C41F bodied

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1964 AEC Harrington Grenadier UK

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1964 AEC Harrington Grenadier UK

1964 Harrington Legionair MK II ccd370c

1964 Harrington Legionair MK II ccd370c

1965 AEC Reliance harrington Grenadier C47F FKL-135D

1965 AEC Reliance harrington Grenadier C47F FKL-135D

1965 Bedford Harrington Crusader IV cru4

1965 Bedford Harrington Crusader IV cru4

1965 Bedford SB5 91392 Harrington Crusader III pcn6thornesf

1965 Bedford SB5 91392 Harrington Crusader III

1965 Leyland Leopard Harrington C47F DDG-256C

1965 Leyland Leopard Harrington C47F DDG-256C

1966 Ford 676E Thames +Harrington Legionnaire II C52F body, JNK681C

1966 Ford 676E Thames +Harrington Legionnaire II C52F body, JNK681C

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KENEX Coachworks Ltd England UK

Kenex Coachworks Ltd

151 Austin K8CVC - Kenex

Austin K8CVC – Kenex © PM Photogrphy PO Box 157 GH15 9GJ

The Kenex company offered two models which complied with current PSV regulations the Kenebus 12 seater and the Kenecoach for 11 passengers. The Kenebus had longitudinal seats and a bar type separator for the driver’s compartment, while the Kenecoach used transverse seating and had a panelled divider to keep the passengers from bothering the driver. Kenex also offered their own version of the ordinary 12 seater light bus without PSV certificate of fitness, this being the Kenebrake if supplied with upholstered seats, or the Yeoman if fitted with wood slat type seating. From a distance, the Kenex PSV types are distinguishable by their lifeguards, which are made up of solid panels as opposed to the slat type of Martin Walter models.

286 Austin K8CVC - Kenex

286 Austin K8CVC – Kenex © PM Photogrphy PO Box 157 GH15 9GJ

Kenex Offer 12-seat Bus

1950 Austin CXD Kenex C32F originally Fountain, Cowes, IOW on Derrington premises, London Road, Kingston on Thames

1950 Austin CXD Kenex C32F originally Fountain, Cowes, IOW on Derrington premises, London Road, Kingston on Thames

AVAILABLE on the Austin 152. Morris J2 and Thames 15-cwt. chassis, the Kenecoaeh, the latest conversion offered by Kenex Coachwork, Ltd., 54-56 Castle Street, Dover, Kent, is stated to be the only bodywork of its type complying with the requirements of the amended Conditions of Fitness Regulations.

1950 Austin K8 Mini Bus 2199cc S4 OHV a Kenex

1950 Austin K8 Mini Bus 2199cc S4 OHV Kenex

1950 Austin K8 Mini Bus 2199cc S4 OHV a Kenex

children. Specifications include tubular steel luxury seating with Latex foam upholstery, three windows on each side (the rear units having sliding sections), and embossed Kenite interior panel lining.

1950 Austin K8, with a 12-seater Kenex body
1950 Austin K8, with a 12-seater Kenex body

The seating plan provides for a seat next to the driver, two single seats on the near side and two double seats on the offside arranged laterally, and two doublefacing seats at the rear. fixed rear step. al4 The corrugated-steel floor is covered with linoleum, and a fixed step is provided at the rear. A wide range of external colour schemes is available, as well as a choice of upholstery colours.

1950 Kenex Coachworks 32 Seat Austin Coach outside their Eastmead Works, Ashford, Kent. 1950

1950 Kenex Coachworks 32 Seat Austin Coach outside their Eastmead Works, Ashford, Kent

Cost of the conversion is £348 5s. for the Austin and Morris chassis (for which hinged cab doors need to be fitted, and not the sliding type), and £340 for the Thames, making a total of £850 -in each case. Two-colour exterior finish schemes cost £5 extra.

1951 Austin CXB  Kenex FC32F Coach

1951 Austin CXB Kenex FC32F Coach

1951 Cox`s Streamline Austin Kenex

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1951 Kenex C32F bodied Austin CXD

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1952 austin cxd hada kenex c32f body

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1953 Kenex C33F bodied Commer 23A Avenger

1953-kenex-c33f-bodied-commer-23a-avenger

1955 Austin Morris Kenex Van Conversion

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1957-Morris-LD2-Kenex-Micro-Bus-Sales-Brochure

1957-morris-ld2-kenex-micro-bus-sales-brochure

1957 Kenex Aristocrat Original advert

1957 Kenex Aristocrat Original advert1958 Martin Walter Austin 152 Omnivan Workobus 12 Seater Conversion brochure Aug Kenex

1958 Martin Walter Austin 152 Omnivan Workobus 12 Seater Conversion brochure Aug Kenex

1961 Austin LDO registered 923 MYC, had (I believe) started life in Somerset with Blagdon Lioness Coaches Kenex Conversion 14 seater

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1962 Commer 1500 with a 12 seated Kenex body

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Bedford Martin Walker Kenex a Bedford Martin Walker Kenex

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1964 Ford Thames 400E minibus kenex conversion

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1965 Austin K8-CVC with a Kenex C15F body

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Atlas Standard This is a 948 cc Standard Atlas Kenebrake 12 seater built by the Kenex company

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Bedford CA Kenex Brochure 1

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Cox, Maidstone NKL 904 Austin K4CWA - Kenex

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Ford 400 E minibus 12 seater, 6 aside 'head banger' special, drives into a Silver City Bristol freighter  Kenex 12 seater crew bus

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Ford Thames Trader L30B with a Kenex-Martin Walter B21F body

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K8-Kenex National Blood Transfusion Service

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Kenex bodied Austin DRL357 on the Isles of Scilly

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Kenex bodied Austin LD 14-seaters

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Kenex conversion of a Bedford van a

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Kenex conversion of a Bedford van b

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Kenex conversion of a Bedford van

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Kenex conversions ad

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Kenex-converted Commer 12 seater

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Morris J2 Kenex Conversion

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Morris J2 Kenex Plaxton Conversion

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Buses FORD USA + all over the world part I

Buses FORD USA & all over the world part I

Ford Motor Company I

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“Ford” redirects here. For other uses, see Ford.

Ford Mot002or Company

Type

Public company

Traded as

NYSEF
(S&P 500 Component)

Industry

Automotive

Founded

June 16, 1903 (110 years ago)

Founder(s)

Henry Ford

Headquarters

Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
(GPS: 42°18′55.00″N83°12′37.00″W)

Area served

Worldwide

Key people

William C. Ford, Jr.
(Executive Chairman)
Alan R. Mulally
(President & CEO)

Products

Automobiles
Automotive parts

Services

Automotive finance
Vehicle leasing
Vehicle service

Revenue

 US$136.26 billion (2011)

Operating income

 US$8.681 billion (2011)

Net income

 US$20.21 billion (2011)

Total assets

 US$178.35 billion (2011)

Total equity

 US$15.07 billion (2011)

Employees

164,000 (2011)

Divisions

Ford
Lincoln
Motorcraft

Subsidiaries

List[show]

Website

Ford.com

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Ford Motor Company (also known as simply Ford) is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. In the past it has also produced heavy trucks, tractors and automotive components. Ford owns small stakes in Mazda of Japan and Aston Martin of the United Kingdom. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family, although they have minority ownership.

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Ford introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars and large-scale management of an industrial workforce using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines; by 1914 these methods were known around the world as Fordism. Ford’s former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover, acquired in 1989 and 2000 respectively, were sold to Tata Motors in March 2008. Ford owned the Swedish automaker Volvo from 1999 to 2010. In 2011, Ford discontinued the Mercury brand, under which it had marketed entry-level luxury cars in the United States since 1938.

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Ford is the second-largest U.S.-based automaker and the fifth-largest in the world based on 2010 vehicle sales. At the end of 2010, Ford was the fifth largest automaker in Europe. Ford is the eighth-ranked overall American-based company in the 2010 Fortune 500 list, based on global revenues in 2009 of $118.3 billion. In 2008, Ford produced 5.532 million automobiles and employed about 213,000 employees at around 90 plants and facilities worldwide.

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1917 Ford Autobus Model TT

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History

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Henry Ford (ca. 1919)

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A 1910 Model T, photographed in Salt Lake City

Main article: History of Ford Motor Company

20th century

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1921 Harmonicabus op basis van Ford T © Conam

Henry Ford’s first attempt at a car company under his own name was the Henry Ford Company on November 3, 1901, which became the Cadillac Motor Company on August 22, 1902, after Ford left with the rights to his name. The Ford Motor Company was launched in a converted factory in 1903 with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, most notably John and Horace Dodge (who would later found their own car company). During its early years, the company produced just a few cars a day at its factory on Mack Avenue in DetroitMichigan. Groups of two or three men worked on each car, assembling it from parts made mostly by supplier companies contracting for Ford. Within a decade the company would lead the world in the expansion and refinement of the assembly line concept; and Ford soon brought much of the part production in-house in a vertical integration that seemed a better path for the era.

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Henry Ford was 39 years old when he founded the Ford Motor Company, which would go on to become one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies, as well as being one to survive the Great Depression. As one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world, the Ford Motor Company has been in continuous family control for over 100 years.

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After the first modern automobile was already created in the year 1886 by German inventor Carl Benz (Benz Patent-Motorwagen), more efficient production methods were needed to make the automobile affordable for the middle-class; which Ford contributed to, for instance by introducing the first moving assembly line in 1913.

In 1908 Ford introduced the first engine with a removable cylinder head, in the Model T. In 1930, Ford introduced the Model A, the first car with safety glass in the windshield. Ford launched the first low priced V8 engine powered car in 1932.

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Ford offered the Lifeguard safety package from 1956, which included such innovations as a standard deep-dish steering wheel, optional front, and, for the first time in a car, rear seatbelts, and an optional padded dash. Ford introduced child-proof door locks into its products in 1957, and in the same year offered the first retractable hardtop on a mass-produced six-seater car. The Ford Mustang was introduced in 1964. In 1965 Ford introduced the seat belt reminder light.

With the 1980s, Ford introduced several highly successful vehicles around the world. During the 1980s, Ford began using the advertising slogan, “Have you driven a Ford, lately?” to introduce new customers to their brand and make their vehicles appear more modern. In 1990 and 1994 respectively, Ford also acquired Jaguar Cars and Aston Martin. During the mid- to late 1990s, Ford continued to sell large numbers of vehicles, in a booming American economy with a soaring stock market and low fuel prices.

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With the dawn of the new century, legacy healthcare costs, higher fuel prices, and a faltering economy led to falling market shares, declining sales, and diminished profit margins. Most of the corporate profits came from financing consumer automobile loans through Ford Motor Credit Company.

21st century

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William Clay Ford, Jr., great-grandson of Henry Ford, serves as the executive chairman at the board of Ford Motor Company.

By 2005, both Ford and GM‘s corporate bonds had been downgraded to junk status, as a result of high U.S. health care costs for an aging workforce, soaring gasoline prices, eroding market share, and an over dependence on declining SUV sales. Profit margins decreased on large vehicles due to increased “incentives” (in the form of rebates or low interest financing) to offset declining demand. In the latter half of 2005, Chairman Bill Ford asked newly appointed Ford Americas Division President Mark Fields to develop a plan to return the company to profitability. Fields previewed the Plan, named The Way Forward, at the December 7, 2005 board meeting of the company and it was unveiled to the public on January 23, 2006. “The Way Forward” included resizing the company to match market realities, dropping some unprofitable and inefficient models, consolidating production lines, closing 14 factories and cutting 30,000 jobs.

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Ford moved to introduce a range of new vehicles, including “Crossover SUVs” built on unibody car platforms, rather than more body-on-frame chassis. In developing the hybrid electric powertrain technologies for the Ford Escape Hybrid SUV, Ford licensed similar Toyota hybrid technologies to avoid patent infringements. Ford announced that it will team up with electricity supply company Southern California Edison (SCE) to examine the future of plug-in hybrids in terms of how home and vehicle energy systems will work with the electrical grid. Under the multi-million-dollar, multi-year project, Ford will convert a demonstration fleet of Ford Escape Hybrids into plug-in hybrids, and SCE will evaluate how the vehicles might interact with the home and the utility’s electrical grid. Some of the vehicles will be evaluated “in typical customer settings”, according to Ford.

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William Clay Ford Jr., great-grandson of Henry Ford (and better known by his nickname “Bill”), was appointed Executive Chairman in 1998, and also became Chief Executive Officer of the company in 2001, with the departure of Jacques Nasser, becoming the first member of the Ford family to head the company since the retirement of his uncle, Henry Ford II, in 1982. Upon the retirement of President and Chief Operation Officer Jim Padilla in April 2006, Bill Ford assumed his roles as well. Five months later, in September, Ford named Alan Mulally as President and CEO, with Ford continuing as Executive Chairman. In December 2006, the company raised its borrowing capacity to about $25 billion, placing substantially all corporate assets as collateral. Chairman Bill Ford has stated that “bankruptcy is not an option”. Ford and theUnited Auto Workers, representing approximately 46,000 hourly workers in North America, agreed to a historic contract settlement in November 2007 giving the company a substantial break in terms of its ongoing retiree health care costs and other economic issues. The agreement included the establishment of a company-funded, independently run Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) trust to shift the burden of retiree health care from the company’s books, thereby improving its balance sheet. This arrangement took effect on January 1, 2010. As a sign of its currently strong cash position, Ford contributed its entire current liability (estimated at approximately US$5.5 billion as of December 31, 2009) to the VEBA in cash, and also pre-paid US$500 million of its future liabilities to the fund. The agreement also gives hourly workers the job security they were seeking by having the company commit to substantial investments in most of its factories.

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The automaker reported the largest annual loss in company history in 2006 of $12.7 billion, and estimated that it would not return to profitability until 2009. However, Ford surprised Wall Street in the second quarter of 2007 by posting a $750 million profit. Despite the gains, the company finished the year with a $2.7 billion loss, largely attributed to finance restructuring at Volvo.

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On June 2, 2008, Ford sold its Jaguar and Land Rover operations to Tata Motors for $2.3 billion.

During November 2008, Ford, together with Chrysler and General Motors, sought government bridge loans at Congressional hearings in Washington, D.C. in the face of conditions caused by the 2008 financial crisis. The three companies presented action plans for the sustainability of the industry. Ford opted not to seek government loans. GM and Chrysler received government loans and financing through T.A.R.P. legislation funding provisions. On December 19, the cost of credit default swaps to insure the debt of Ford was 68 percent the sum insured for five years in addition to annual payments of 5 percent. That meant $6.8 million paid upfront to insure $10 million in debt, in addition to payments of $500,000 per year. In January 2009, Ford reported a $14.6 billion loss in the preceding year, a record for the company. The company retained sufficient liquidity to fund its operations. Through April 2009, Ford’s strategy of debt for equity exchanges erased $9.9 billion in liabilities (28% of its total) in order to leverage its cash position. These actions yielded Ford a $2.7 billion profit in fiscal year 2009, the company’s first full-year profit in four years.

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In 2012, Ford’s corporate bonds were upgraded from junk to investment grade again, citing sustainable, lasting improvements.

On October 29, 2012, Ford announced the sale of its climate control components business, its last remaining automotive components operation, to Detroit Thermal Systems LLC for an undisclosed price.

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On November 1, 2012, Ford announced that CEO Alan Mulally will stay with the company until 2014. Ford also named Mark Fields, the president of operations in Americas, as its new chief operating officer

Corporate affairs

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Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, USA, known as the Glass House.

Executive management

Members of the Ford board as of 2012 are: Richard A. Gephardt, Stephen Butler, Ellen Marram, Kimberly CasianoAlan Mulally (President and CEO), Edsel Ford II, Homer Neal, William Clay Ford Jr. (Executive Chairman), Jorma Ollila, Irvine Hockaday Jr., John L. Thornton, and William Clay Ford, Sr. (Director Emeritus).

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The main corporate officers are: Lewis Booth (Executive Vice President, Chairman (PAG) and Ford of Europe), Mark Fields (Executive Vice President, President of The Americas), Donat Leclair (Executive Vice President and CFO), Mark A. Schulz (Executive Vice President, President of International Operations), and Michael E. Bannister (Group Vice President; Chairman & CEO Ford Motor Credit). Paul Mascarenas (Vice President of Engineering, The Americas Product Development)

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Financial results

In 2010, Ford earned a net profit of $6.6 billion and reduced its debt from $33.6 billion to $14.5 billion lowering interest payments by $1 billion following its 2009 net profit of $2.7 billion. In the U.S., the F-Series was the best-selling vehicle for 2010. Ford sold 528,349 F-Series trucks during the year, a 27.7% increase over 2009, out of a total sales of 1.9 million vehicles, or every one out of four vehicles Ford sold. Trucks sales accounts for a big slice of Ford’s profits, according to USA Today. Ford’s realignment also included the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, Hertz Rent-a-Car to a private equity group for $15 billion in cash and debt acquisition. The sale was completed on December 22, 2005. A 50–50 joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra of India, called Mahindra Ford India, Limited (MIFL), ended with Ford buying out Mahindra’s remaining stake in the company in 2005. Ford had previously upped its stake to 72% in 1998.

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Operations

Ford has manufacturing operations worldwide, including in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and South Africa. Ford also has a cooperative agreement with Russian automaker GAZ.

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North America

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Ford dealer in Garden City, New York, ca. 1930-1945

In the first five months of 2010, auto sales in the U.S. rose to 4.6 million cars and light trucks, an increase of 17% from a year earlier. The rise was mainly caused by the return of commercial customers that had all but stopped buying in 2009 during the recession. Sales to individual customers at dealerships have increased 13%, while fleet sales have jumped 32%. Ford reported that 37% of its sales in May came from fleet sales when it announced its sales for the month increased 23%. In the first seven months of 2010, vehicle sales of Ford increased 24%, including retail and fleet sales. Fleet sales of Ford for the same period rose 35% to 386,000 units while retail sales increase 19%. Fleet sales account for 39 percent of Chrysler’s sales and 31 percent for GM’s.

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Europe

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Main article: Ford of Europe

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Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre inLaindonUnited Kingdom, the largest automotive research and development facility in the country

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The Ford Research Center in AachenGermany

At first, Ford in Germany and Ford in Britain built different models from one another until the late 1960s, with the Ford Escort and then the Ford Capri being common to both companies. Later on, the Ford Taunus and Ford Cortina became identical, produced in left hand drive and right hand drive respectively. Rationalisation of model ranges meant that production of many models in the UK switched to elsewhere in Europe, including Belgium and Spain as well as Germany. The Ford Sierra replaced the Taunus and Cortina in 1982, drawing criticism for its radical aerodynamic styling, which was soon given nicknames such as “Jellymould” and “The Salesman’s Spaceship.”

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Increasingly, the Ford Motor Company has looked to Ford of Europe for its “world cars”, such as the Mondeo, Focus, and Fiesta, although sales of European-sourced Fords in the U.S. have been disappointing. The Focus has been one exception to this, which has become America’s best selling compact car since its launch in 2000

In February 2002, Ford ended car production in the UK. It was the first time in 90 years that Ford cars had not been made in Britain, although production of the Transit van continues at the company’s Southampton facility, engines at Bridgend and Dagenham, and transmissions at Halewood. Development of European Ford is broadly split between Dunton in Essex (powertrain, Fiesta/Ka, and commercial vehicles) and Cologne (body, chassis, electrical, Focus, Mondeo) in Germany. Ford also produced the Thames range of commercial vehicles, although the use of this brand name was discontinued circa 1965. Elsewhere in continental Europe, Ford assembles the Mondeo range in Genk (Belgium), Fiesta in Valencia (Spain) and Cologne (Germany), Ka in Valencia, and Focus in Valencia, Saarlouis (Germany) and Vsevolozhsk (Russia). Transit production is in Kocaeli (Turkey), Southampton (UK), and Transit Connect in Kocaeli.

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Ford also owns a joint-venture production plant in Turkey. Ford-Otosan, established in the 1970s, manufactures the Transit Connect compact panel van as well as the “Jumbo” and long-wheelbase versions of the full-size Transit. This new production facility was set up near Kocaeli in 2002, and its opening marked the end of Transit assembly in Genk.

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Another joint venture plant near Setúbal in Portugal, set up in collaboration with Volkswagen, formerly assembled the Galaxy people-carrier as well as its sister ships, the VW Sharan and SEAT Alhambra. With the introduction of the third generation of the Galaxy, Ford has moved the production of the people-carrier to the Genk plant, with Volkswagen taking over sole ownership of the Setúbal facility.

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In 2008, Ford acquired a majority stake in Automobile Craiova, Romania. Starting 2009, the Ford Transit Connect was Ford’s first model produced in Craiova, followed, in 2012, by low-capacity car engines and a new small class car, the B-Max.

Ford Europe has broken new ground with a number of relatively futuristic car launches over the last 50 years.

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Its 1959 Anglia two-door saloon was one of the most quirky-looking small family cars in Europe at the time of its launch, but buyers soon became accustomed to its looks and it was hugely popular with British buyers in particular. It was still selling well when replaced by the more practical Escort in 1967.

The third incarnation of the Ford Escort was launched in 1980 and marked the company’s move from rear-wheel drive saloons to front-wheel drive hatchbacks in the small family car sector.

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The fourth generation Escort was produced from 1990 until 2000, although its successor – the Focus – had been on sale since 1998. On its launch, the Focus was arguably the most dramatic-looking and fine-handling small family cars on sale, and sold in huge volumes right up to the launch of the next generation Focus at the end of 2004.

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The 1982 Ford Sierra – replacement for the long-running and massively popular Cortina and Taunus models – was a style-setter at the time of its launch. Its ultramodern aerodynamic design was a world away from a boxy, sharp-edged Cortina, and it was massively popular just about everywhere it was sold. A series of updates kept it looking relatively fresh until it was replaced by the front-wheel drive Mondeo at the start of 1993.

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The rise in popularity of small cars during the 1970s saw Ford enter the mini-car market in 1976 with its Fiesta hatchback. Most of its production was concentrated at Valencia in Spain, and the Fiesta sold in huge figures from the very start. An update in 1983 and the launch of an all-new model in 1989 strengthened its position in the small car market.

On October 24, 2012, Ford announced that it would be closing its Genk assembly plant in eastern Belgium by the end of 2014.

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Asia Pacific

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Ford formed its first passenger-vehicle joint venture in China in 2001, six years behind GM and more than a decade after VW. It has spent as of 2013 $4.9 billion to expand its lineup and double production capacity in China to 600,000 vehicles This includes Ford’s largest-ever factory complex in the southwestern city of Chongqing. Ford had 2.5 percent of the Chinese market in 2013, while VW controlled 14.5 percent and GM had 15.6 percent, according to consultant LMC Automotive. GM outsells Ford in China by more than six-to-one.

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The Ford stamping plant in Geelong, Australia

The Ford India plant in ChennaiTamil Nadu

In Australia and New Zealand, the popular Ford Falcon has long been considered the average family car and is considerably larger than the Mondeo, Ford’s largest car sold in Europe. Between 1960 and 1972, the Falcon was based on a U.S. model of the same name, but since then has been entirely designed and manufactured in Australia, occasionlly being manufactured in New Zealand. Like its General Motors rival, the Holden Commodore, the Falcon uses a rear wheel drive layout. High performance variants of the Falcon running locally built engines produce up to 362 hp (270 kW). A ute (short for “utility”, known in the US as pickup truck) version is also available with the same range of drivetrains. In addition, Ford Australia sells highly tuned limited-production Falcon sedans and utes through its performance car division, Ford Performance Vehicles.

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In Australia, the Commodore and Falcon have traditionally outsold all other cars and comprise over 20% of the new car market. In New Zealand, Ford was second in market share in the first eight months of 2006 with 14.4 per cent. More recently Ford has axed its Falcon-based LWB variant of its lineup – the Fairlane and LTD ranges, and announced that their Geelong engine manufacturing plant may be shut down from 2013. They have also announced local manufacturing of the Focus small car starting from 2011.

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However, with the acquisition of a stake in Japanese manufacturer Mazda in 1979, Ford began selling Mazda’s Familia and Capella (also known as the 323 and 626) as the Ford Laser and Telstar, replacing the European-sourced Escort and Cortina.

In Australia, the Laser was one of Ford Australia‘s most successful models, and was manufactured in Ford’s Homebush plant from 1981 until the plan