The Long History of Ford Trucks

Did you know that according to Business Insider, the Ford F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States for the past 40 years? That’s something that Roesch Ford is proud of. Looking into detail at the history of Ford trucks makes us even more proud of the legacy they hold.

On April 25, 1925, the Ford Motor Company introduced the first factory-produced pickup truck. Known as the Ford Model T Runabout with Pickup Body, the Model T trucks only cost $281. The bed was 56 inches long and 40 inches wide, but the Model TT had an 8-foot long Express Body, which sold well.

The Model T’s were redesigned for 1926. Headlights were mounted on the front fenders and for the first time, the truck actually had an opening that served as a door. Before that, you had to be nimble enough to just hop up and drive. The price went up to $366, and more options – such as an electric starter – were available at additional costs.

Most of these trucks were painted black, Henry Ford’s favorite color. The Model T Runabouts produced in 1927 could be purchased in black, green, brown, or even blue. But if you wanted any of those colors, the fenders, running boards, and radiator shell would still be painted black.

We’ve come a long way since then! The 2017 model year for Ford trucks includes the popular 2017 Ford F-150 and the Ford Super Duty models that come in all kinds of color options. As America’s number one selling truck, you’ll see hundreds of them on the road.

If you’d like to check one of these popular, best-selling vehicles out close-up in person, Roesch Ford invites you to our Bensenville, IL dealership to see which one you’d like to drive home. You’ll be proud to drive the Ford brand!