It's been 100 years since the first Ford (F) truck rolled off the production line. While the specs have certainly changed over the last century, Henry's Ford's vision for a heavy-duty utility vehicle has endured the decades with the current F-Series having reigned as the best-selling truck in the U.S. for 40 straight years.
During a recent shoot, we got a chance to check out Ford's new $100,000 pickup featuring 440 horsepower and all the luxury bells and whistles as well as a the 1950 F-Series, which is widely considered to be the "grandfather of the F-Series" line. While the latter truck may seem archaic in comparison, looking at both trucks together illustrated one of the reasons Ford has maintained its popularity for so many years. Ford has continued to adapt its trucks to meet changing consumer wants and needs.
With new models continuously slated for the assembly line, the truck is a brand and a legacy "Built Ford Tough."
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Editors' pick: Originally published Oct. 4.