In the 1970s and ’80s Ford Design was a hotbed of talent. As its gifted designers thought ever-more out of the box they pushed forward the boundaries of mainstream car design.


This amazing book is the fascinating – yet never previously told – story of how the world’s best design team created not just some of the era’s most fondly remembered cars but hundreds of others that have never been seen before.


It pulls the covers off an astounding, scarcely believable array of one-offs, prototypes, and cancelled cars that were kept secret. They are revealed in previously private photographs and extraordinarily rare design sketches.


Ford gave the author – a former Ford product designer – first-time access to its most confidential archives and more than 50 former Ford designers and engineers opened up their long-concealed files.


Everyone loves a secret: these previously hidden cars have waited decades to tell you theirs.

Look Inside the book here or just Buy Now!

Buy now and receive one of the launch copies that includes a free £9.50-value Secret Fords poster.

Volume One highlights

– 1970-1988

  • Over 100 never-seen cars revealed

  • Design stories of the most iconic ’70s and ’80s Fords

  • Forewords by Ford’s former chief designer and engineer

  • Insiders’ stories of the ultimate unicorn: Escort RS1700T

  • Beautiful design sketches – published for the first time

  • Head-spinning prototypes and one-offs – ­

    • Three Escort Coupes

    • Six unseen Capris

    • Five radical Sierra alternatives

  • 300-plus pages, twice the size of many car books

  • Free Secret Fords poster worth £9.50 

Price: £39.99

Launch copies come with free £9.50-value Secret Fords poster

Two-book Boxed Set Signed & Numbered Collector's Edition

  • Unique numbered certificated copy of Secret Fords signed by Steve Saxty

  • Two-book boxed slipcase featuring unique custom artwork of the most secret Fords

  • Unique Scrapbook featuring unique artwork and more than 140 additional photos and stories

    • Extra-length additional RS1700T material​

    • More unseen Capri prototypes

    • Gallery of secret Granadas

    • Additional never seen Escort and Fiesta prototypes

    • RS200 test track pictures

    • Project Monica – the secret canceled upmarket saloon car from the ’70s.

  • Two free Secret Fords posters worth £19 

Price: £69.99

Launch copies come with two free £9.50-value Secret Fords posters worth £19

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