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Few vehicle series can claim they've been in continuous production for 65 years, but the Ford F-Series can take that title, with the original F-1 launching this day in 1948. Since the postwar introduction of Ford's truck icon, more than 32 million F-Series have been sold. That makes the F-Series one of the best-selling vehicles of all time, surpassing even the VW Beetle, which sold an estimated 21 million units from its worldwide production from 1938 to 2006.
Although we think of today's F-Series as a "full-size" truck, either in F-150 or Super Duty form, the original F-1 was considerably smaller than today's trucks. Wheelbase on the 1948 F-1 was 114 inches, with an overall length of 188.8 inches, and a width of 75.94 inches. A 2013-model regular-cab, short-bed F-150 has a 125.9-inch wheelbase, an overall length of 213.2, and a width of 79.2 inches.
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