F-SERIES MILESTONES AT A GLANCE

F-SERIES MILESTONES AT A GLANCE

1948 F-Series truck: “Bonus Built” trucks are introduced Jan. 16 (F-1 through F-8), the first of Ford Motor Company’s all-new postwar line of vehicles.

1948

  • F-Series “Bonus Built” trucks are introduced Jan. 16 (F-1 through F-8), the first of Ford Motor Company’s all-new postwar line of vehicles.

 

1953

  • F-100 pickup is introduced, replacing F-1.

 

1959

  • Ford’s 4x4s are introduced, primarily for commercial use, but just in time for the growth in recreational off-road driving and personal use of pickup trucks in the 1960s.

1965 Ford F-100: Twin I-Beam front suspension is introduced. Suspension allows F-Series to “drive like a car ““ work like a truck.”

 

1965

  • Twin I-Beam front suspension is introduced. Suspension allows F-Series to “drive like a car ““ work like a truck.”
  • Nearly two-thirds of pickup owners use trucks for recreational and personal use. In response, Ford introduces its Camper Special package for F-100 and F-250, an industry first.

 

1974

  • Ford introduces F-Series SuperCab, signaling further growth in personal use of pickup trucks.

1978 Ford F-100 Custom: Ford sells 864,000 F-Series trucks, a record

 

1975

  • F-150 pickup debuts.

 

1978

  • Ford sells 864,000 F-Series trucks, a record.

 

1980

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

1980 Ford F-150 Ranger: Ford’s diesel pickups debut with 6.9-liter V-8.

 

1987

  • F-Series becomes first truck with rear-wheel, anti-lock brakes.

 

1994

  • Driver’s-side air bags introduced.

 

1995

  • F-Series surpasses Volkswagen Beetle as world’s best-selling vehicle nameplate.
  • F-Series introduces the Eddie Bauer edition truck.

 

1997

  • Completely redesigned F-150 and F-250 models introduced.
  • SuperCab features industry’s first standard third door in a full-size pickup.

1999 SVT F-150 Lightning: The SVT F-150 Lightning is introduced and featured a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 with 360 horsepower.

 

1999

  • Ford and Harley-Davidson form an alliance and introduce the first Harley-Davidson edition of the F-150 as a 2000MY vehicle.
  • The SVT F-150 Lightning is introduced and featured a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 with 360 horsepower.
  • Ford launches a new F-Series Super Duty built on its own unique frame and ushers in the first true medium duty pickup truck.

 

2001

  • A second passenger row is added, giving F-150 SuperCrew trucks more passenger space then the previous SuperCab trucks.
  • Ford debuts the new super-premium King Ranch edition truck.
  • Ford unveils the second Harley-Davidsonâ„¢ edition based on an F-150 SuperCrew.

2004 F-150: All-new F-150 reflects shifts in market with more consumers using pickup as a daily vehicle.

 

 

2003

  • Ford’s third Harley-Davidsonâ„¢ edition F-150 debuts.
  • The 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel joins the Super Duty line-up

 

2004

  • All-new F-150 reflects shifts in market with more consumers using pickup as a daily vehicle.
  • Ford debuts new super-premium King Ranch edition truck.

 

2005

  • Ford launches an all-new, redesigned and more capable Super Duty

2006

  • Ford’s fourth Harley-Davidson edition F-150 and the first Harley-Davidson edition built on the new 2004 F-150 platform.

 

2007

  • Ford introduces a supercharged F-150 Harley-Davidsonâ„¢ edition truck.
  • All-new Super Duty is launched for the 2008 model year. For the first time the Super Duty includes the F-450 pickup and 6.4-liter PowerStroke® clean Turbo Diesel.
  • The 2008 F-Series 60th Anniversary Editions are introduced

 


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