Today's truck of the day comes from corvairjim's collection, and is Matchbox's 1968 Ford F-100 Pickup (Kennel Truck).
Wikipedia wrote:The fifth generation of the Ford F-Series is a line of pickup trucks and commercial trucks that were produced by Ford from 1966 to 1972. Built on the same platform as the fourth generation F-series trucks, the fifth generation had sharper styling lines, a larger cab and greenhouse, and expanded engine options. Three trim levels were available during the production of the fifth generation F-series, though the names were changed in 1970. The "Base" trim became the "Custom" and the "Custom Cab" became the "Sport Custom" joining "Ranger" as optional levels of equipment and trim. Late in production the Ranger trim level was upgraded with the additional "Ranger XLT" option.
For more information and pictures of the real car please visit: Ford F-Series
corvairjim wrote:I got this one with very light playwear at our church's annual flea market today. The plastic kennel on the back needs a little polishing out and the dogs are long gone, but the paint is pretty nice, especially considering it's age. It even came with the box.
Wikipedia wrote:1967: Introduction of fifth-generation F-Series in 1966 for the 1967 model year. Cab is 3 inches (0.076 m)* wider than predecessor and frame is heavier. Grille, exterior trim, interior cab fittings and engine choices are unique to this year. Trim levels are "Base", "Custom Cab", and "Ranger".
1968: As federal regulations required all automotive manufacturers to install side marker reflectors or lights, Ford redesigned the hood emblems to incorporate reflectors as well as added reflectors to the rear of the bed. Interior fittings changed due to new safety standards. New versions of the FE-Series engine added (360 truck and 390). First year of factory-installed air conditioning (air conditioning was installed by the dealer before 1968).
1969: New grille design, new 302 Windsor V8 engine option.