The Ford F-150 pickup truck over the years: A brief history

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

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The Ford Mustang Mach 1 Visual History, From 1969-2020

GT. Shelby GT500. Super Snake. Bullitt. King Cobra. Boss. These are just a few of the awesome names that have adorned Ford Mustangs dating back to 1969, but “Mach 1” is way up there in coolness. Ford is bringing the Mustang Mach 1 back for 2021, meaning now is as good a time as any to look back on Mach 1 history. After all, while Mach 1s may not have been capable of breaking the sound barrier, they often looked like they could—and usually added an extra dose of performance and exclusivity to Mustangs through the ages.

1968 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Concept

Technically, there was no 1968 model-year Ford Mustang Mach 1. The model was introduced in ’68 for the 1969 model year. There was, however, a Mustang Mach 1 concept car, pictured here.

Even though it previews the longer, lower, blockier ’69

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