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2013 NAIAS: Historic First-Gereration Ford F-Series

Ford didn’t bring a brand new F-150 to Detroit. However, the Atlas concept we showed you yesterday went some way towards pointing the way into the future.
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However Ford has been ‘building them tough’ since grandpa was a farer, and they wanted to show a bit of the heritage and history that comes with the F-Series pickup brand.

A fully restored first generation F-Series pickup was standing proud in the middle of the show floor. Known as the Ford Bonus-Built, this was in production between 1948 and 1952. It was sold in many configurations, even as a school bus, and branded as a Mercury M-Series in Canada.

The original F-series had a flat, one-piece windshield. The options lists back then included such creatures comforts as a windshield washer operated by foot, passenger-side windshield wiper and passenger-side taillight.

 

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