by Mark Nobes, chief editor

Ford Motor Company was founded on June 16th 1903 by Henry Ford when he was 39 years old. On this page, we you will discover the best, hand-picked photos of cars celebrating Ford cars from the 1980s.

This first video features a slideshow of the following Ford Cars from the 80s;

Fiesta Mk1, Fiesta MkII, Sierra (early model), Sierra RS Cosworth Mk1, Escort Mk3, Escort XR2i Mk4, Orion Mk1 (French), Orion (1984), Granada Station Wagon, Granada 2.8 Ghia (1982), Cortina, Capri S Coupe. The music is Frankie Goes To Hollywood with the instrumental (Starfix) version of You're The Only Star In Heaven.

Red Fiesta XR2 on the front cover of Motor Magazine Dec 19 1981
1970 Ford Escort (11380448513)

Okay, so this is a 70s model, but I just had to share the photo!

By Riley from Christchurch, New Zealand (1970 Ford Escort) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Ford Escort MK3 (14132114259)
By Kieran White from Manchester, England (Ford Escort MK3) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


1983 Ford Escort RS1600i
1983 Ford Escort RS 1600i by Martin Pettitt from Bury St Edmunds, UK;cropped and plates blanked by uploader Mr.choppers (Plough To Propeller) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


CVH XR3 01
1.6 CVH engine in a 1984 Escort MK3 by Luitold (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

1982 Ford Fiesta 1.1 GL (14786067268)
By Kieran White from Manchester, England (1982 Ford Fiesta 1.1 GL) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

1980 Ford Escort Van Mk II (W. Smith)
By Mick Huett from Whittlesey , England (Escort) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

This very tidy 1980 Ford Escort Mk2 Van, 1098cc, belongs to W. Smith scrap metal in Cambridgeshire, UK.

Ford Capri S Coupe
Orange 80s Ford Capri

Ford Mustang GT
North American Mustang GT. Photo by dave_7


Ford Granada Ghia Coupe
A lovely orange, British Ford Granada Ghia Coupe Mk1 at a car show. Photo credit: Synx508
Ford Scorpio
Mark III Granada which was badged as Scorpio in Europe and on top-of-the-range Granadas in the UK.


This video features an old Ford Sierra advert from the 1980s.

Don't break yer neck, kid.
Retro Ford Cortina Creative Commons Photo Credit: John Lloyd

Ford Sierra (not sure of the exact model) photo by Synx508

Old Ford Fiesta Mk1 - first generation
Ford Fiesta Mk1. White cars have become popular again in recent times, so if you still own an old white fiesta then you're now en vogue! Image is in the Public Domain.

1980 Ford Fiesta XR2 (3983284959)
By Spanish Coches (1980 Ford Fiesta XR2) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Ford Fiesta Mk1 advert from the 1980s

80s advert for the Sierra Cosworth RS 500 

Old Ford Cargo Truck
An old Ford Cargo truck - photo by ONordsieck
The Ford Capri Story