Ford F-Series third generation

Third-generation Ford F-Series
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Also called Mercury M-Series
Production 1957–1960
1962-1971 (Brazil)
Assembly Dearborn, Michigan, USA
Edison, New Jersey, USA
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Long Beach, California, USA
Norfolk Assembly (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
La Boca, Argentina
São Paulo, Brazil
Hapeville, Georgia, USA
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
San Jose, California, USA
Wayne, Michigan, USA
Lorain, Ohio, USA
Predecessor Ford F-Series second generation (1953-1956)
Successor Ford F-Series fourth generation (1961-1966)
Class Full-size pickup truck
Body style 2-door pickup
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Engine 223 CID (3.7 L) Mileage Maker I6
272 CID (4.5 L) Y-block V8
292 CID (4.8 L) Y-block V8
Wheelbase 110 in (2,794 mm)[1]

The truck was restyled again in 1957 with a hood that now sat flush[1] with the fenders and a new chrome grille. In the back, Ford started its tradition of distinguishing the two types of pickup boxes; the traditional separate-fender body was called FlareSide, while a new smooth-sided look was known as StyleSide. Four-wheel drive drive-train, previously outsourced to Marmon-Herrington, was now produced in-house by Ford beginning in 1959. Ford still offered a "Low GVWR" version of each model. In May 1957 Ford discontinued building trucks at the Highland Park Ford Plant in Highland Park, Michigan. All light and medium trucks were transferred to 10 other plants in the USA. Heavy-duty trucks (above F-350) were transferred to Kentucky Truck Assembly in Louisville, Kentucky.

Third generation trucks were built in Brazil as the F-100, F-350 & F-600 from 1962 to 1971.


  • F-100 (F10, F11, F14): 1/2 ton (4,000–5,000 GVWR max)
  • F-100 (F18, F19)(4×4): 1/2 ton (4,000–5,600 GVWR max)
  • F-250 (F25, F26): 3/4 ton (4,900–7,400 GVWR max)
  • F-250 (F28, F29)(4×4): 3/4 ton (4,900–7,400 GVWR max)
  • F-350 (F35, F36): 1 ton (7,700–9,800 GVWR max)


Engine Years Power
223 CID Mileage Maker I6 1958–60  
272 CID Y-block V8 1958  
292 CID Y-block V8 1959–60  

1957 Ford F-100 Panel Van  

Ford F-600 Fire Truck  

1959 Ford F-100 Panel Van  

1960 Ford F-Series pickup in Frankfurt, Germany  

1970-71 Brazilian-built Ford F-100  



  1. a b Gunnell, John A. (1993). Standard Catalog of American Light-Duty Trucks. krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-238-9.