Cars That Stand the Test of Time

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Ford F-Series
Introduced: 1948
Ford Motor Company began building trucks back in 1917, and the F-Series debuted as a 1948 model — the first all-new postwar vehicle line for Ford — with a redesigned cab and a new front end. The new trucks offered three new engines, a more comfortable seat and a one-piece windshield. The F-Series came in a wide range of cab and chassis configurations, from the half-ton F-1 through the 3-ton F-8. By 1957 the F-Series design took on a more modern style and offered 4-wheel drive as an option on the F-100 and F-250. Midway through the fourth generation in 1965 Ford introduced the first 4-door crew cab for the F-250. It wasn’t until 1984 that Ford dropped the F-100 designation, introducing the F-150. Ford continued to evolve the F-Series over a total of 12 generations through 2014.

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