Ford Motor Company profit for the first quarter of 2001 was $1.13 billion or 60 cents per share compared with $1.93 billion or 90 cents a share in the first quarter of 2000. Worldwide vehicle unit sales in the first quarter were 1,805,000, down six percent from 1,914,000, while sales declined one percent to $42.36 billion from $42.89 billion a year ago.