F-Series Pickups Celebrate 60th Anniversary
By: Mike Levine, Ford Motor Company
Press Release Posted:
09-27-07 00:05 PT
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can order 60th Anniversary F-Series trucks now.
F-150 XLT SuperCab starts at $30,615 and the F-150 XLT SuperCrew
starts at $33,015. The Super Duty XLT SuperCab starts at $27,435
and the Super Duty XLT SuperCrew starts at $28,795.
prices include $925 for destination and delivery.
it's a bit on the early side, Ford
is introducing two special edition F-Series pickups at the 2007 Texas
State Fair to celebrate the diamond anniversary of the country's best
selling truck and number one selling vehicle.
F-Series pickups were introduced on January 16, 1948. Because they
were the first all-new Ford trucks designed and built after
World War II interrupted production, they were immediately embraced
by a public hungry for advanced design.
By the end
of 1948 almost 290,000 F-1 (half-ton), F-2 (three-quarter-ton), and F-3
(one-ton) trucks were sold - more trucks than Ford had produced
in any year since 1929. And since that time Ford
has sold almost 33-million light and heavy duty full size pickups.
the F-Series 60th birthday, 7,500 F-150 and 2,500 Super Duty 2008 model
year pickups will receive special badging, trim pieces, and two-tone
is the party won't stop here.
expected to introduce the new 2009 F-150 during the North American
International Auto Show, January 13-15, 2008. Falling so close to the
exact month and day of the 1948 launch, this is shaping up to be one
big, long and notable celebration for Ford.
model year 60th anniversary trucks go on sale this winter. More information
can be found in Ford's press release, below.
celebrate six decades of setting the standard for capability, innovation
and reliability in the full-size truck market with the launch of the
2008 F-150 and Super Duty 60th Anniversary Editions.
F-Series is more than just the long-running foundation for Ford," said
Mike Crowley, Ford Truck and SUV group marketing manager. "It not only
embodies the values of Ford Motor Company, but in many ways embodies
the values of America. Built Ford Tough is just another way of saying
it’s built for hard-working, independent Americans."
Available this winter, the 60th Anniversary F-150 and Super Duty will
each sport a special two-tone paint scheme of Dark Shadow Gray over Ebony
or a reverse color scheme with Ebony over Dark Shadow Gray. Each 60th
Anniversary F-150 will come appointed with the XLT Chrome package that
includes a chrome grille, running bars and exhaust tips. The Super Duty
version will share those chrome components and add chrome wheels to its
the 2008 F-150 and Super Duty Limited Edition models are adorned with
a commemorative 60th Anniversary badge that appears in multiple places
on the exterior and interior of each truck. The 60th Anniversary badge
on the armrest of the large center console carries a laser-engraved
plate with the serial number of each of the 7,500 60th Anniversary
F-150s and 2,500 Anniversary Super Duties that are part of this limited
interior of the F-150 and Super Duty will feature a number of new and
unique 60th Anniversary appointments including a special gauge cluster
that matches the design of the anniversary badge.
This special-edition F-150 edition is equipped with the FX4 cloth seats
in Dark and Medium Flint while the Super Duty comes with a Charcoal/Stone
interior with the XLT SportCloth seats.
60th Anniversary F-150 is available in 4x4 and 4x2 in SuperCab and SuperCrew
with either a short or long cargo box. Engine choices include a 5.4-liter
or 4.6-liter V-8 and automatic transmission only. The Super Duty is
available in 4x4 and 4x2 in SuperCab and SuperCrew with either a short
or long cargo box with an optional Off-Road Package. Engine choices
include a 5.4-liter Triton V-8, 6.8-liter Triton V-10 or 6.4-liter
Ford introduced the F-1 pickup to a booming post-war America and marked
Ford’s first all-new
line of post-war civilian vehicles. Advertised as "Built Stronger
to Last Longer," the F-Series became a symbol of America’s
economic prosperity, going to work on the job site, at the factory
and on the farm.
forward, the F-Series' "Excitedly Modern" and "Totally
Different" design infused car-like elements into the light truck
market. With its smooth body contours, integrated headlamps and innovations
like the one-piece windshield, the F-Series launched a phenomenon that
would see the scope of light trucks expand from the farm and factory
to the American driveway.
capability is still the key, evidenced by F-150's class-leading
trailer tow and payload capabilities, light duty pickup trucks have evolved
significantly over just the last 10 years. The F-150 has been leading
the pack, offering creature comforts and innovations that were once found
exclusively on passenger vehicles.
F-Series continues today as America’s favorite vehicle approaching
33 million sales since its introduction in 1948. The F-Series topped
the truck sales charts for the last 30 consecutive years and boasts the
recognition of being America’s best-selling vehicle for 26 of those