|Ford F100 Pick-up 1955|
The F-Series is a range of full size pick-up trucks from Ford which have been sold continuously for over six decades. The most popular variant of the F-Series is the F150. It has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States for the past 32 years and the best selling pick-up for 43 years in Canada. The second generation F-series was introduced in 1953. The F1 became the F100 because of the popular culture influence of the North American F100 Super Sabre, the first supersonic fighter which first flew 1953. Increased dimensions, improved engines and an improved chassis were features of the second generation. 1953-54 saw the introduction of the new 239ci overhead valve, Y-block, V8, dubbed 'Power King'. The six-cylinder engine's displacement was also increased from 215ci to 223ci and power steering was introduced as an option and in 1954 the 239ci Y-block was replaced with the 279ci and 317ci.