Interesting facts about
At webuyurcar we love all things car related and so we thought it would be a fun idea to collate some of the nuggets of information that we have picked up from years of being in and around the automotive industry.
All car manufacturers have interesting back stories of how they started or how certain models came to be built and so here is a selection of some of our favourite Ford facts.
Some interesting facts about Ford...
The Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 by Henry Ford. The first car the company produced was the Model A.
The first big success for Ford came with the introduction of the famous Model T in 1908. The vehicle was so popular that in order to meet the demands of the order book, Ford developed the first assembly line to allow the company to increase the production numbers – a concept that would soon be adopted by all car manufacturers.
The company is still owned by the Ford family, making it the largest family-controlled company in the world.
Henry Ford was a lifelong friend of Thomas Edison (the inventor widely recognised for developing one of the earliest electric light bulbs). They had initially met when Henry Ford started working for the Edison Illuminating Company as an engineer.
Ford sales in the UK fell in 2021, from being the best-selling car brand in 2020, they would end 2021 as the fourth best-selling brand, having been outsold by the German giants of BMW, Audi and Volkswagen, with a reduction in sales of some 23%.
One of the best-selling cars of all time in the UK is the Ford Fiesta. It was first introduced in 1976 and to date there have been seven generations of the model. With over 16 million units sold worldwide, the public's love for the Fiesta shows no sign of slowing.
The Ford badge is one of the most recognisable in automotive history. The blue oval was first introduced in 1907 a few years after the company was founded. It was designed by the company's chief engineer and has remained largely unaltered over the subsequent 100+ years.
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Are you looking to sell your Ford?
Well, the good news is you have come to the right place. Here at Webuyurcar we purchase all types of Fords, so if you currently own a Focus, a Mondeo, a Kuga, a Fiesta, a Puma or any other type of Ford then we will buy it from you today!
We have made the process of vehicle selling easy and hassle-free. There is no longer the need to haggle on a part-exchange deal or to spend hours with a steady stream of tyre-kickers when trying to sell privately. Instead all you need to do is submit a few details on our website and you can be booked in for a no obligation appointment in a matter of minutes.
How do I sell my Ford?
The process is very straight forward. Firstly, you need to generate an initial valuation for your vehicle. You can do this by entering your vehicle registration at the bottom of this page. Our system will then produce a pre-inspection valuation that will be displayed on screen, it is free and takes only a few seconds to generate.
If you are happy with the valuation, then we can arrange an appointment where one of our vehicle purchasers will assess your vehicle before making you a final offer. If you are happy to proceed with the sale of your vehicle, we then pay you the agreed amount via instant bank transfer. The payment is made while we are still at the appointment and so if you have access to online banking this gives you the added peace of mind to be able to confirm you have received the payment before our vehicle purchaser leaves.
Appointments typically take less than one hour to complete and can be booked seven days a week.
If you have any outstanding finance remaining on the vehicle, then we will also help you to take care of that on the day by dealing directly with your finance company on your behalf to pay off the remaining debt using money from the purchase price.
We will come to you to buy your Ford
Yes, that's right! There is no need for you to drive to us, we will visit you at your home or place of work to view your vehicle. We have vehicle purchasers located throughout the country who will visit you in one of our branded vehicles. This means that on the day, if you sell your vehicle to us you are not left stranded having to rely on public transport or the generosity of family and friends for a lift back home.
With appointments taking place every day of the week there is no easier way of selling your car!
We don't just buy Ford cars
Of course, it is not just Ford cars that we buy, we will buy any make of car, so if you are looking to sell an Audi, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volvo or any other make, just enter your registration details below for your free, instant valuation and your car could be sold within just a few days!
Still not sure if this is the best way to sell your car? Why not read our 'how to sell my car' guide, which covers all your different options. You will also find an explanation of why using an online car buying service is the quickest and most convenient way to sell your car and how webuyurcar does things a little differently than most car buying services by visiting you to purchase your vehicle at a time that best suits you. It is how we are able to offer our 5-star hassle-free service.
If you have any further questions, then you may find an answer in our frequently asked questions section. Alternatively, you can call our friendly team seven days a week, who will be happy to help. Click here for contact details and opening times.