The main Ford assembly plant for Europe through the 1970’s and the assembly site for all the UK’s Mk2 RS and Ghia models, after the Escort production moved to the Focus and other models and still a working Fords production site.

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In 1970 Ford converted this former parts stores in to “Advanced Vehicle Operations” or AVO for short. Responsible for taking body shells from Halewood and adding the bits to make Escorts in to RS’s. The plant fell out of fashion in the mid 70’s as the Mk2 Escort came along …

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The UK home of the Escort and other models, Halewood started production in March 1963 and built Fords through to the last Escort in July 2000 before moving on to build Jaguars.

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