THROWBACK THURSDAY The 1977 Ford F-150 Explorer
The Ford Explorer is best known today for being one of the most popular models in the history of the sport utility vehicle segment, but back in the late 1970s, Explorer was a special premium upgrade package for the Ranger trimline of the Ford F-100 and F-150 pickup.
Ford didn’t make the Raptor back in the 1970s, but if it did, it might’ve looked something like the truck you see here.
This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us back to 1959, where Ford Motor Company was moving “Ford-Ward” with the 1959 Ranchero and four wheel drive full size truck.
Since Ford isn’t going to build a new Bronco any time soon, if you want one, you have to buy one of the originals. If you want to get a truly original Bronco, you have to pick up one of the first-generation models. Luckily, two of them will be for sale at Dana Mecum’s 28th Original Spring Classic 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
It should come as no surprise that Ford trucks are relied upon in South Dakota. After all, they’re wonderful everywhere in the country, but when snow and rough terrain are present they become a rather dire necessity.