* Americaâs best-selling full size pickup for 30 years celebrates its 60th Anniversary with special limited edition 2008 F-150 and Super Duty models.
* The 60th anniversary package is available on XLT SuperCab and SuperCrew models and features a unique two-tone paint scheme, chrome grille and accents, anniversary badging and serialization plate on the center console.
* 60th Anniversary Edition F-150 and Super Duty will be available this winter.
DALLAS, Sept. 27, 2007 â Ford Trucks 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.
âThe F-Series is more than just the long-running foundation for Ford,â said Mike Crowley, Ford Truck and SUV group marketing manager. âIt 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 itâs built for hard-working, independent Americans.â
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 XLT package.
Both 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 edition offering.
The interior of the F-150 and Super Duty will feature a number of new and unique 60th Anniversary appointments including a special gauge cluster appliquÃ© graphic 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.
The 60th Anniversary F-150 is available in 4Ã4 and 4Ã2 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 4Ã4 and 4Ã2 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 Powerstroke Turbodiesel.
Tough Truck Heritage
In 1948, Ford introduced the F-1 pickup to a booming post-war America and marked Fordâs first all-new line of post-war civilian vehicles. Advertised as âBuilt Stronger to Last Longer,â the
F-Series became a symbol of Americaâs economic prosperity, going to work on the job site, at the factory and on the farm.
Moving forward, the F-Seriesâ âExcitedly Modernâ and âTotally Differentâ 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.
While capability is still the key, evidenced by F-150â²s 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.
The F-Series continues today as Americaâs 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 Americaâs best-selling vehicle for 26 of those 30 years.
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Source: Ford Press Release