America’s best-selling vehicle for nearly 40 years didn’t get there overnight.
The Ford F-Series and Ford F-150 pickup has been around for much longer than that. Ford’s history of building trucks spans 103 years of moving, hauling, lugging, towing, transporting, carrying…you get the picture.
But with the 14th generation of the the Ford F-Series full-size pickup unveiled Thursday, we can look back at how far it’s come. The full-size Ford has evolved from a boxy, utilitarian hauler to an even bigger, four-door family hauler available as a luxury car in everything but the name.
With the first F-150 Hybrid available soon and an electric version on the way, the F-150 has come a long way—and there’s a long way left to go.
Ford F-150 History
1917 Ford Model TT
Based on the Model T, the Ford Model TT was the automaker’s first pickup truck and initially it was