Ford F-100/F-150 Pickup 1953-1996: America's Best-Selling Truck

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, 2005 - Transportation - 160 pages
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A vivid visual record of America's most popular pickup trucks The most complete history available of Ford's greatest pickup A comprehensive compilation of detailed specifications and photos of over 50 years of Ford pickups A year-by-year review of the Ford F-series pickups Detailed information on prices and options Examines in detail both limited edition and mass-produced F-series pickups Loaded with photos, many in color. This book examines all aspects of the history of one of Ford Motor Company's greatest successes, its F-series pickups. Complementing a detailed text examining annual model changes, options, specifications and the unique appeal of Ford's limited-edition and high-performance pickups are hundreds of illustrations, many in color.
 

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Page 11 - we are introducing the new Ford V-8 engine with every confidence that it not only meets our design objectives, but that it will establish for itself a reputation as enviable as its famous predecessor.
Page 11 - In establishing the initial design concepts for this new engine, we found it was easy to decide on the number and arrangement of cylinders, since the V-8 had already earned worldwide acceptability in our vehicles since 1932.
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About the author (2005)

 Robert Ackerson lives in the small upstate New York community of Schenevus. Formerly a public school teacher, he now writes full-time on a wide variety of automotive topics. He is also the author of Veloce Publishing's Chrysler 300- America's Most Powerful Car. Having owned several F-series pickups, he is very familiar both with their heritage and their versatility.

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