F-Series Turns 65

1948-2013: Ford F-Series 65th AnniversaryNo Retirement In Sight For F-Series

Ford F-Series Celebrates its 65th anniversary this year; most popular line of pickups ever


Front-end loaders and backhoes may have replaced hand shovels on today’s construction jobsite, but the Ford F-Series is still front-and-center even after 65 years.

On January 16, 1948, the Ford Motor Company publicly revealed the iconic F-1 pickup, beginning the F-Series legacy of tough trucks. Since then, more than 32 million trucks have proudly worn the F-Series badge.

These legendary trucks have been the best-selling pickups for 36 consecutive years, and America’s overall best-selling vehicle for 31 years.

As Ford looks forward to the future of Built Ford Tough, it is appropriate to celebrate the 1948 Ford F-1 pickup that started it all.

Happy 65th anniversary and long may you run.

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