Primarily used by farmers and businesses when it was introduced at the turn of the 20th century, trucks have become so popular that a truck, not a car, holds the title of the No. 1-selling vehicle in America.
And the same company that first mass-produced a truck, Ford Motor, has bragging rights to the most widely sold, the F-Series.
Ford has sold more than 33 million trucks over the 65 years it has been producing the line.
The average cost of an F-Series truck today is more than $37,000, according to Erich Merkle, U.S. sales analyst for Ford. But when the Model TT truck was introduced in 1917, it had a starting price of $365 and was basically a variation of Henry Ford's revolutionary car, the Model T.
"There was some demand for a Ford-built truck for many years because people would just buy the Model T and modify it with after-market add-ons," said Matt Anderson, a historian at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.
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