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Ford F-150: The history of an American icon

Motoring Research Logo By John Redfern of Motoring Research | Slide 3 of 44: Ford would continue the F-Series through multiple iterations, launching the sixth-generation model for 1973. Against a backdrop of oil shortages and tighter emissions regulations, Ford added the F-150 model to the range for the 1975 model year. Billed as a heavy duty version of the F-100 half-ton pickup, Ford promised the F-150 would have the comfort of its smaller brother and almost the capacity of the F-250. Tougher suspension gave the F-150 a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of over 6,000 lb. Engine options ranged from the 300-cubic inch six-cylinder, through to the 460-cubic inch V-8.

1975 Ford F-150 Ranger

Ford would continue the F-Series through multiple iterations, launching the sixth-generation model for 1973. Against a backdrop of oil shortages and tighter emissions regulations, Ford added the F-150 model to the range for the 1975 model year.

Billed as a heavy duty version of the F-100 half-ton pickup, Ford promised the F-150 would have the comfort of its smaller brother and almost the capacity of the F-250.

Tougher suspension gave the F-150 a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of over 6,000 lb.

Engine options ranged from the 300-cubic inch six-cylinder, through to the 460-cubic inch V-8.

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