5 Unknown Facts About the Ford F-150

While some of these facts may not be completely unknown, they’re surely a lot less regurgitated than the typical “America’s best selling truck for 39 consecutive years.” Buckle up and get ready to learn some cool (and maybe useless) facts about the best pickup truck in the market.

The current truck hierarchy was established in 1953

Sure, the very first Ford pickup may date back to the mid-1920’s, but the current F-150, F-250 and F-350 didn’t officially roll out to the public until 1953. From that moment on, the public really caught-on to the simple numeric formula of “the bigger the number the bigger the truck.” Pure genius!

Ferrari once named a Formula One race car, the Ferrari F150

Given the fact that I’m a big-time F1 fan, I remember this one clearly. Ferrari wanted to celebrate their 50 years of involvement in the sport, and therefore named their F1 racing car, the F150.

Once Ferrari made the announcement public, Ford quickly got lawyers involved and sent a kind letter to Maranello. Ferrari kindly (supposedly) understood, and renamed it the F150 Italia. Funny enough, this was one of the worst performing racing cars they ever engineered!


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