12/26/2001 – F-Series 25th Sales Leadership Anniversary

Source: Ford Motor Company

F-SERIES 25TH SALES LEADERSHIP ANNIVERSARY

Since 1977, F-Series has been the number one-selling truck in America. Below are highlights of the past 25 years:


1977

  • F-Series becomes the best-selling truck in America.


1978

  • Ford sells 864,046 F-Series trucks, a calendar-year record to date.


1980

  • Most extensive redesign of F-Series to date.
  • Ford’s diesel pickups debut with 6.9-liter V-8.


1982

  • F-Series becomes the No.1 selling vehicle in America – car or truck.


1987

  • F-Series becomes the first truck with rear-wheel, antilock brakes.


1994

  • Driver’s-side air bag introduced.


1996

  • Ford sells more than 780,838 F-Series trucks – best since 1978.
  • Completely redesigned F-150 and F-250 models introduced.
  • Super Cab features industry’s first standard third door in a full-size pickup.


1998

  • F-Series 50th anniversary: Jan. 16.
  • Ford introduces all-new F-Series Super Duty model.


1999

  • Two American icons team to create the Harley-Davidson F-150.
  • F-Series sets new calendar-year sales record of 869,001.


2000

  • Ford introduces the F-150 SuperCrew, an industry first for its class.
  • F-Series sets new calendar-year sales record of 876,716.


2001

  • In October, F-Series achieves an industry truck sales record for any month with sales of 102,424 units.
  • F-Series celebrates its 25th anniversary as the best-selling truck in America; 20th anniversary as the best-selling vehicle overall.

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