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39 999 999 Ford F-150 trucks – then came this Tremor

The forties have been good to Ford F-Series. With 45 years as America’s best-selling truck and 40 years as best-selling vehicle, Ford is also celebrating production of the 40-millionth F-Series for U.S. customers. The 2022 F-150 Tremor in appropriate Iconic Silver paint rolled off the line on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. It won’t be a museum piece. It’s headed to a customer in Texas to get to work, because that’s what Ford Trucks do.

DEARBORN, Michigan – The forties have been good to Ford’s F-Series, given that the tough icons of American light trucks have been around for 45 years as America’s best-selling truck and 40 years as best-selling vehicle.

Now Ford Dearborn is celebrating the production of its 40-millionth F-Series for US customers seven decades after the first.

THE SPECIAL FORD F-150. Image: Ford Dearborn

The superspecial unit, an F-150 Tremor unit finished in Iconic Silver, rolled off the line on January 27 2022 at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. It’s headed to a customer in Texas who wanted an F-150 to get to work..

WHAT THE FORD LOOKED LIKE 70 YEARS AGO. Image: Ford Dearborn

Because that’s what Ford trucks do.

Also pictured is a 1950 Ford F-1, sparkling and restored, some 75 years after production began, after which came the Ford F-1, F-2, F-3 and F-4 from 1948.

…AND ANOTHER ICON

Production of the first-generation F-Series ran from from 1948-50 – dates similar to that of another icon – England’s Land Rover 4×4 now famous worldwide.

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NOW – AND THEN: The 40-millionth Ford F-150 and one of the first that carries the badging of the previous picture. Image: Ford Dearborn

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