World-class road racer, adrenaline junkie, lorry mechanic and that Guy from TV. You name it and he’s probably driven it, from Isle of Man road racing motorbikes to exotic super cars. But what you don’t know is that Guy Martin loves a Ford Transit. The Ford Transit has been his everyday vehicle for the last 15 years, and now he’s teamed up with van conversion specialists, MS-RT to create the Guy Martin Proper® Edition Transit.
The Guy Martin Proper® Edition is a tougher, beefed up version of the award-winning Ford Transit. With a sporty A-Design front grill which includes a Lazer Lamp main-beam assist, a Guy Martin® Limited-Edition Livery and a full set of All-Terrain tyres, this van certainly is a go anywhere, do anything kind of vehicle!
A word from Guy; “I suppose I almost live in my van really.” Says Guy Martin. ‘Going to work, picking up lorry parts, motorbikes and pushbikes in the back, Nigel the dog on the passenger seat. I often sleep in it if I’m away racing or on a filming job and want a bit of time on my own. So I’ve had a fair bit of time to work out what I’d change, make better and more usable for the driver. I didn’t want something that was going to look like it could take on Usain Bolt but no use to someone working, so it’s available across the range of Transits. I wanted it to be practical and add little touches to make it an improvement. The MS-RT boys have done just that, it’s Proper.”
“Things like, the headlights on the Tranny weren’t the sharpest tools in the box, the lining pack in the back wasn’t the toughest, you can get stuck in the mud on a farm yard with standard tyres, the seats were ok but they get tatty and covered in all sorts of oil and grease, I couldn’t stand on the grill to clean the top of the windscreen and I wanted access to the front of the cab from behind the bulkhead.
Fuel economy has always been important, I go crackers if I
can’t get good MPG and yeah I wanted it to look understated but cool, without
screaming at you. Those who know will know what it is.”
Your van, your office, your work horse. The Guy Martin Proper® Edition is designed to be more comfortable to drive, better on fuel and to give you the confidence to go anywhere, whenever. The tailor-made interior includes bespoke Guy Martin® Tough Series seats, embossed Guy Martin Skull and Spanners® logo throughout the cab and a limited-edition serial number on a real piece of the Wall of Death, where Guy got the world record top speed.