Va­len­cia (Spain)

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Ford spent ages look­ing for a new site to build the orig­i­nal Fiesta model, fi­nally set­tling on a new fac­tory near Va­len­cia, in Spain, which was launched in 1976. Not only bodyshell, but en­gine man­u­fac­ture was car­ried out there. As best-sellers, Fi­es­tas were also built in Da­gen­ham, and also at Saar­louis in Ger­many. Faster/hot­ter/more spe­cialised Fi­es­tas (in­clud­ing the sporty RS types) were made in more than one of these sites. Like other Ford plants, Va­len­cia was soon full of cars, but ex­panded to build Es­corts and Fo­cuses, too.

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