• One of the greatest Ford engineers died tragically on his Welsh farm.
• Richard Parry-Jones leaves a legacy of brilliant cars targeted at families instead of wealthy enthusiasts.
• He was so good, the Germans tried to buy him.
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Although Parry-Jones retired from Ford in 2007, his legacy is immense. In his 38 years at Ford, Parry-Jones was enormously influential and oversaw thousands of engineers and billions in budgetary allowance.