Evolution of the Ford F-150

A look back at the history of America's most popular truck.

1917: Ford TT

ford truck history 1917 model tt

The 2015 Ford F-150, just unveiled in Detroit, marks one more milestone in Ford's long truck-making history. We asked classic truck expert Brian M. Carlson, a contributor to Kelley Blue Book and other publications, to tell us what he thought were Ford's most significant trucks.

Video: The new F-150 is lighter and more efficient

There were a lot to choose from. You could buy a Ford truck all the way back in 1905, years before even the Model T was available. But, in those days, you would have been buying a modified car. The Ford TT, which came out in 1917, was Ford's first designed-as-a-truck truck. This was no lightweight either. It had a rated cargo capacity of one ton, as much as an F-350 today.

  @peterdrives - Last updated January 15 2014 04:50 PM ET
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