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1973-1979 Ford F-series Production Numbers

 

NOTE: These are the production numbers as printed in the Standard Catalog of Light-Duty Ford Trucks 1905-2002 (ISBN 0-87349-411-3) and the Ford Pickup Truck Red Book, 1946-93. The figures from each publication are listed separately as printed. Yes, the numbers don't agree between each of these two sources, but this listing will still give you a general idea of truck production for each model year.

     Further breakouts are not available except through Marti Autoworks. In the late 1980's, Ford was doing some housecleaning and planned to throw away all the VIN-specific data, production figures, etc. for all the '60s and '70s-era cars and light trucks. However, Kevin Marti from Phoenix, AZ was able to get his hands on all of it, and now for a fee will research your vehicle's VIN (known as a Marti Report), provide a copy of your vehicle's window sticker and build sheet, etc.

1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
 


 

1973
(as reported by the Ford Pickup Truck Red Book, 1946-93)
  F-100 F-250 F-350
80 Platform - - 749
80 Platform 4x4 - - -
81 Chassis-cab 2,461 7,674 42,084
81 Chassis-cab 4x4 - - -
83 Flareside Pickup 3,034 3,004 1,224
83 Flareside Pickup 4x4 - - -
83 Styleside Pickup 457,746 187,348 11,889
83 Styleside Pickup 4x4 - - -
84 Chassis-cowl - - 80
85 Chassis-windshield - - 78
86 Stake - - 6,656
86 Stake 4x4 - - -

Total

463,241 198,026 62,760
Breakouts for 4x4 and other variations not available.
 
1973
(as reported by the Standard Catalog of Light-Duty Ford Trucks 1905-2002)
The 1973 Ford trucks were introduced in December 1972.
Calendar year production of 1973 trucks was 946,470.
Model year production of light-duty trucks totaled 824,059, including:
  • F100 - 429,664
  • F250 - 182,573
  • F350 - 54,073
  • Bronco - 19,961
  • Econovan - 78,568
  • Ranchero - 43,605
  • Club Wagon - 15,615
Ford's calendar year production of gas-powered trucks totaled 920,873 units and included 108,377 trucks with six-cylinder engines and 812,496 with V-8s. Ford also built 25,597 diesel-powered trucks in the calendar year.

 

 

1974
(as reported by the Ford Pickup Truck Red Book, 1946-93)
  F-100 F-250 F-350
80 Platform - - 786
80 Platform 4x4 - - -
81 Chassis-cab 2,241 5,616 48,812
81 Chassis-cab 4x4 2,547 - -
83 Flareside Pickup 2,517 1,787 1,224
83 Flareside Pickup 4x4 176 645 -
83 Styleside Pickup 389,407 123,711 9,929
83 Styleside Pickup 4x4 26,888 34,618 -
84 SuperCab Pickup 17,537 10,852 1,340
84 Chassis-cowl - - 144
85 Chassis-windshield - - -
86 Stake - - 7,546
86 Stake 4x4 - - -

Total

441,313 177,229 69,781
 
1974
(as reported by the Standard Catalog of Light-Duty Ford Trucks 1905-2002)
The 1974 Ford trucks were introduced on Sept. 21, 1973.
Calendar year production of 1974 trucks was 1,028,507 (36.10% of the industry).
Model year production by class:
  • Light Duty - 928,882
  • Medium Duty - 44,452
  • Heavy Duty - 80,238
  • ALL - 1,053,572

Calendar year registrations by weight class:

  • Up to 6,000 lbs - 513,367
  • 6,001 - 10,000 lbs. - 246,989
Calendar year sales:
  • Ranchero - 26,731
  • Bronco - 18,786
  • Courier - 44,491
  • Econoline - 122,623
  • Other light-duty - 561,108
  • Medium and heavy-duty - 84,185
  • Extra-heavy-duty - 28,784
  • TOTAL: 886,708
   

This was the third best truck sales year in Ford's history. The company retained its number one position in calendar year production. It's sales total of 886,708 units compared favorably to Chevrolet's 885,362, allowing Ford to regain the lead in the domestic industry.

                       

 

1975
(as reported by the Ford Pickup Truck Red Book, 1946-93)
  F100 F150 F250 F350
80 Platform - - - -
80 Platform 4x4 - - - -
81 Chassis-cab - - - -
81 Chassis-cab 4x4 - - - -
83 Flareside Pickup - - - -
83 Flareside Pickup 4x4 - - - -
83 Styleside Pickup 173,975 80,917 86,106 41,616
83 Styleside Pickup 4x4 37,297 - 47,226 -
84 SuperCab Pickup 16,792 20,958 29,622 2,816
84 Chassis-cowl - - - -
85 Chassis-windshield - - - -
86 Stake - - - -
86 Stake 4x4 - - - -

Total

228,064 101,875 177,22 44,432
No production breakouts are available for other Light Duty models
 
1975
(as reported by the Standard Catalog of Light-Duty Ford Trucks 1905-2002)
F100 4x2 Regular Cab 173,965 Ford light conventional truck sales for the model year: 448,081

Calendar year production of 1975 Ford trucks totals 783,491 (a drop from the previous year) and includes:

  • Bronco - 11,655
  • Ranchero - 14,732
  • Econoline - 124,569
  • Courier - 56,073
  • F-series - 496,838
  • Medium-/Heavy-duty - 58,715
  • Extra-Heavy-Duty - 20,909

Light-duty conventional trucks and Econolines made up 79.3% of the total mix.

F100 4x2 SuperCab 16,792
F100 4x4 Regular Cab 37,297
F150 Regular Cab 80,917 (1)
F150 SuperCab 20,958 (1)
F250 4x2 Regular Cab 86,106
F250 SuperCab 29,622
F250 4x4 Regular Cab 47,226
F350 Regular Cab 41,616
F350 SuperCab 2,816
(1) Ford records do not indicate any 4x4 production of F150s

1975 Model Year Options Distribution
  F100
(194,894)
F150
(88,611)
F250
(140,470)
F350
(36,381)
Automatic transmission 58.9% 78.3% 56% 26.7%
Power drum brakes 17% - 30.5% -
Manual disc brakes 57% - - -
Power disc brakes 26% 100% 69.5% 100%
Power steering 63.8% 85.7% 86.4% 81.3%
Six-cylinder engine 23.9% 9.9% 5.9% 4.7%
302-cid V8 29.5%      
351-cid or larger V8 46.6%      
360-cid or larger V8   90.1% 94.1% 95.3%
Limited-slip axle 9.6% 10% 18% 10.2%
Dual rear wheels - - - 77.8%
Four-wheel drive 17%   30.5%  
Steel-belted radial tires 4.8% 4.6% 2% 1.2%
Wheel covers 27.7% 35.2% 11.2% 3.2%
Interior trim option 27.5% 37.6% 30% 15.4%
Exterior trim option 27.5% 37.6% 30% 15.4%
Cruise control   3% 1.9% 2.1%
AM radio 64.1% 70.9% 68% 50.4%
AM/FM stereo radio 3.1% 5.4% 4.2% 3.7%
Tinted glass 61.3% 81.1% 68.8% 52.7%
Air-conditioning 23.9% 42.6% 24.8% 15.7%

 

 

1976
(as reported by the Ford Pickup Truck Red Book, 1946-93)
  F-100 F-150 F-250 F-350
Pickup 247,744 138,712 121,116 47,556
Pickup 4x4 - 50,514 62,873 -
Pickup SuperCab 8,234 32,992 29,056 2,589

Total

255,978 222,218 213,045 50,545
 
1976
(as reported by the Standard Catalog of Light-Duty Ford Trucks 1905-2002)
Model Year Production Totals:
  • F-100 - 225,154
  • F-150 - 200,174
  • F-250 - 189,631
  • F-350 - 42,804
  • Bronco - 13,704
  • Ranchero - 15,152
  • Club Wagon - 38,329
  • Econoline - 167,830 (Includes units built in Canada for U.S. sales)

In 1976, Ford Div. truck dealers narrowly missed setting a record for model-year sales. Total sales were 1,003,611 (up 36% from the 739,185 units sold in 1975) and included:

  • Conventional light trucks - 663,537
  • Vans - 179,820
  • Broncos - 13,625
  • Rancheros - 17,047
  • Couriers - 51,408 (captive imports)
  • Medium/Heavy-Duty Trucks - 78,174
 

1976 Model Year Options Distribution
  F100
(225,154)
F150
(200,174)
F250
(189,631)
F350
(42,804)
Six-cylinder engine 30.6% 17.6% 7.2% 5.3%
Small V-8 35.6% - - -
351 or larger V-8 33.8% 82.4% 92.8% 94.7%
Automatic transmission 49.9% 67.5% 53.8% 25.8%
Four-speed manual transmission 11.1% 19.3% 43.3% 74.2%
Power disc brakes 22.9% 100% 100% 86.8%
Manual disc brakes 77.1% - -  
Power steering 56.3% 77.4% 86.2% 86.8%
Limited-slip axle 6% 15.4% 18.6% 10.9%
Four-wheel drive 10% 24.2% 30.1% -
Radial tires 1.5% 5.2% 18.7% 12.2%
Trailer towing equipment 0.3% 2.8% 2.9% 0.9%
Bumper guards 8.6% 13.1% 8.7% 6.1%
Rear bumper 62% 70.5% 67.6% 10.6%
Wheel covers 21.2% 30.3% 8.5% 3.5%
Air-conditioning   32.1% 24.8% 16.8%

 

 

1977
(as reported by the Ford Pickup Truck Red Book, 1946-93)
  F-100 F-150 F-250 F-350
Pickup 219,631 219,692 104,328 57,050
Pickup 4x4 - 107,495 67,307 -
SuperCab Pickup 5,073 40,187 31,853 3,058

Total

224,704

367,374 203,488 60,108
 
1977
(as reported by the Standard Catalog of Light-Duty Ford Trucks 1905-2002)
Production Totals:
  • F-100 - 197,822
  • F-150 - 337,068
  • F-250 - 180,612
  • F-350 - 52,493
Total model year truck production was 964,236, excluding cutaway vans made for motor home chassis and larger medium/heavy-duty trucks.
  • Light Conventional - 723,925
  • Van - 138,064
  • Bronco - 13,335
  • Ranchero - 21,438
  • Courier - 13,167
  • Medium-/Heavy-duty - 81,459

1977 Model Year Options Distribution
  F100
(197,822)
F150
(337,068)
F250
(180,612)
F350
(52,493)
Six-cylinder engine 33.4% 17.7% 8% 8%
302-cid V-8 49.2%   - -
351-cid or larger V-8   82.3% 92% 94.2%
Automatic transmission 80.1% 70.8% 60.8% 27.5%
Four-speed manual transmission 3.1% 19.3% 37.3% 72.5%
Power disc brakes 31.1% 100% 100% 100%
Manual disc brakes 68.9% - - -
Power steering 70.6% 92.7% 94.8% 79.3%
Limited-slip axle 2.0% 18.5% 22.9% 11%
Four-wheel drive - 29.9% 34.3% -
Styled wheels 2.1% 2.0% - -
Radial tires 1.9% 8.4% 0.7% 0.7%
Trailer towing equipment 0.10% 1.8% 2.1% 0.3%
Bumper guards 8.3% 13.9% 11.1% 6.1%
Conventional rear bumper 9% 4.9% 1.2% 0.2%
Step-type rear bumper 53.6% 66.2% 68.8% 11.2%
Optional Wheel covers 32.7% 50.6% 22.4% 11.6%
Air-conditioning 28.4% 39.2% 32% 17.6%
Interior trim option 45.8% 62.3% 53.2% 21.6%
Exterior trim option 45.8% 62.3% 53.2% 21.6%
Tinted glass 38.5% 56.5% 53.8% 47.2%
Cruise control 1.3% 8.3% 10.3% 6.1%
AM radio 44.8% 51.1% 49.5% 35.6%
AM/FM radio 5.8% 6.1% 4.2% 1.9%
AM/FM stereo radio 5.3% 10% 9.0% 4.6%
Dual rear wheels - - - 80.3%

 

 

1978
(as reported by the Ford Pickup Truck Red Book, 1946-93)
  F-100 F-150 F-250 F-350
Pickup 219,631 219,692 104,328 57,050
Pickup 4x4 - 107,495 67,307 -
SuperCab Pickup 5,073 40,187 31,853 3,058

Total

224,704 367,374 203,488 60,108
 
1978
(as reported by the Standard Catalog of Light-Duty Ford Trucks 1905-2002)
Production Totals:
  • F-100 - 158,591
  • F-150 - 422,264
  • F-250 - 190,613
  • F-350 - 59,528
  • Bronco - 69,120
  • Ranchero - 22,519
  • Econoline - 238,833
  • Club Wagon - 44,484
TOTAL: 1,205,952

The pickup truck totals include trucks produced in Canada for the U.S. market and the Econoline/Club Wagon totals exclude Cutaway vans for motor homes.


1978 Model Year Options Distribution
  F100
(158,591)
F150
(422,264)
F250
(190,613)
F350
(59,528)
Six-cylinder engine 42.2% 20% 8.5% 5.7%
302-cid V-8 41.5% 16.3% - -
351-cid or larger V-8 16.3% 63.7% 91.5% 94.3%
Automatic transmission 56.4% 69.9% 60.8% 30.9%
Four-speed manual transmission 6.9% 23.7% 37.9% 69.1%
Power disc brakes 31.5% 100% 100% 100%
Manual disc brakes 68.5% - - -
Power steering 69.7% 93.3% 96.6% 90.7%
Limited-slip axle 4.1% 20% 26.6% 12.1%
Four-wheel drive 0% 33.7% 41.1% 0%
Styled wheels 4.3% 6.8% - -
Radial tires 1.1% 5.6%    
Trailer towing equipment 0.3% 3.3% 6.1% 2.2%
Bumper guards 6.9% 11.4% 9.2% 5.3%
Conventional rear bumper 8.7% 5.2% 1.2% 0.1%
Step-type rear bumper 51.3% 68.9% 69.3% 10.1%
Standard wheel covers 12.1% 12.3% 6.5% 1.3%
Optional wheel covers 19.6% 22.6%    
Air-conditioning 31.2% 41.5% 34.5% 22.5%
Interior trim option 30.1% 48.5% 39.7% 16.6%
Exterior trim option 30.1% 48.5% 39.7% 16.6%
Tinted glass 39.7% 55.4% 53% 42%
Cruise control 2.6% 12.9% 13.9% 6.7%
AM radio 37.9% 43.5% 44.9% 37.8%
AM/FM radio 5.9% 6.8% 4.3% 2.7%
AM/FM stereo radio 7.2% 13.4% 11.2% 5%
CB radio 12.1% 1.6% 14.4% 0.5%
Dual rear wheels - - - 75.9%
Two-tone paint 21.8% 32.5% 30.9% 11.1%
Exterior stripes 7.1% 8.1% 7.3% 0.6%
Adjustable steering column (tilt) 4.3% 13.8% 12.7% 5.9%

 

 

1979
(as reported by the Ford Pickup Truck Red Book, 1946-93)
  F-100 F-150 F-250 F-350
Pickup 249,244 240,490 103,582 65,345
Pickup 4x4 - 156,447 76,092 10,811
SuperCab Pickup 4,129 35,889 21,896 3,719
SuperCab Pickup 4x4 - 7,158 8,755 1,761

Total

253,373 439,976 210,325 81,636
 
1979
(as reported by the Standard Catalog of Light-Duty Ford Trucks 1905-2002)
Model Year Production Totals:
  • F-100 - 225,893
  • F-150 - 400,399
  • F-250 - 189,743
  • F-350 - 72,674
  • Bronco - 93,536
  • Ranchero - 24,300
  • Econoline - 213,654
  • Club Wagon - 47,712
 
     
Model Year Sales Totals:
  • Light Conventional - 742,761
  • Econoline - 184,722
  • Ranchero - 18,658
  • Courier - 76,883
  • Bronco - 75,761
  • Medium-/Heavy-duty - 99,523

Ford remained the most popular nameplate in the U.S. truck field, although Chevrolet again outsold Ford in the light-duty category. Ford sold a total of 1,053,394 light-duty trucks, against Chevrolet's 1,059,569.


1978 Model Year Options Distribution
  F100
(225,893)
F150
(400,399)
F250
(189,743)
F350
(72,674)
Six-cylinder engine 30.6% 17.7% 14.2% 5.7%
302-cid V-8 90.8% 27.8% - -
351-cid to 399-cid V-8 9.2% 36.9% 38.7% 9.8% (1)
400-cid and larger V-8 - 17.5% 47.1%
Automatic transmission 61.8% 70% 60.5% 41.9%
Four-speed manual transmission 8.9% 24.7% 38.6% 58.1%
Power disc brakes 40.6% 100% 100% 100%
Manual disc brakes 59.4% - - -
Power steering 79.1% 95.8% 56.5%  
Four-wheel drive - 37.7% 40.9% 18.4%
Steel wheels 2.9% 8%    
Aluminum styled wheels 2.3% 3.4%    
Steel-belted radial tires 1.8% 7% 2.1%  
Trailer towing equipment 0.4% 3% 6.6% 4.7%
Conventional ear bumper 7% 4.3% 1.2% 0.4%
Step-type rear bumper 54.3% 69.6% 69.6% 24.3%
Wheel covers 27% 30.2% 5.5% 1.6%
Air-conditioning 32.7% 43.1% 36.6% 28.3%
Interior trim option 20.8% 38.9% 32.7% 23%
Exterior trim option 20.8% 38.9% 32.7% 23%
Tinted glass 42% 59.6% 54.7% 48.3%
Cruise control 2% 12.2% 13.9% 9.7%
AM radio 33.9% 41.3% 43.3% 37.8%
AM/FM radio 7% 7% 5.2% 3.2%
AM/FM stereo radio 7.9% 15% 11.3% 8.3%
CB radio 1.3% 1.4% 1.2% 0.5%
Adjustable steering column (tilt) 12.8% 21.5% 17.6% 11.3%
(1) This is shown as printed in the book, but it's obviously a typographical error. True specification unknown.

 

 
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