Saar­louis (Ger­many)

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Ger­many’s Saar­land, close to its western bor­der with France (south of Lux­em­bourg) was orig­i­nally a coalmin­ing area. To ex­pand its busi­ness, Ford built a huge new car assem­bly plant in Saar­louis, which opened in 1970, orig­i­nally as the cen­tre of Es­cort man­u­fac­ture. Later Capris, Fi­es­tas and — of course — Fo­cuses, also fea­tured. Well over 5 mil­lion cars have been built in Saar­louis, in­clud­ing Es­cort RS (Mk2) mod­els, Es­cort RS1600is and RS Tur­bos, and Fo­cus RS MkI, Mk2 and Mk3 types.

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