The Ford Cisitalia 808 Joint Venture
The Ford / Cisitalia 808 convertible and coupe were the offspring of a joint venture between giant Ford Motor Company and the small Italian car manufacturer Cisitalia. The objective was to produce Ford’s first sports car in Italy. The intention was to sell the cars in large numbers both in the US and Europe.
The reliability and availability of spare parts for the Ford 6-cylinder (3.7 litres) engine was to be wed with Italian styling.
Ford / Cisitalia 808 project was fully financed by Ford Motor Company.