Washington, D. C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                        Date of Report November 15, 2002
                        (Date of earliest event reported)

                               FORD MOTOR COMPANY
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

       1-3950                                        38-0549190
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(Commission File Number)                   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 One American Road, Dearborn,  Michigan                 48126
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(Address of principal executive offices)              (Zip Code)

         Registrant's telephone number, including area code 313-322-3000


Item 5.  Other Events.

     On  November  15,  2002,  we  completed  the sale of our 100%  interest  in
Kwik-Fit Holdings Ltd., our European all-makes vehicle repair business, to a new
company formed by CVC Capital Partners. As described in our Quarterly Reports on
Form 10-Q for the  quarters  ended June 30, 2002 and  September  30,  2002,  the
purchase price of (pound)330 million (equivalent to about $500 million) was paid
in cash of about $300  million and a note for the  balance  that will be paid as
CVC obtains other  financing,  and we obtained a 19% equity  interest in the new


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized on the date indicated.

                                            FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Date:  November 18, 2002                    By:/s/Kathryn S. Lamping
                                               Kathryn S. Lamping
                                               Assistant Secretary