The sixth generation of the Ford F-Series is a line of pickup trucks and medium-duty commercial trucks that were produced by Ford from 1973 to 1979. These were the last generation of trucks to use the F-Series chassis introduced in 1965. This generation is noted for the body panels' durability as Ford used extensive amounts of galvanized sheet metal to fight corrosion. In 1976, the F-Series became the best-selling trucks in America, a position it has continued to hold ever since.
For 1978, the appearance of the F-Series changed the most since 1972, when the split grille was overhauled in favor of a single-piece grille design. Much larger than before, the grille no longer incorporated the headlights or turn signals. The headlights were located in housings beside the grille, and the park/turn signal lamps were located below them. Additionally, a new chrome-plated letter set reading "F O R D" could now be seen on the hood immediately above the grille. In 1977 (1978 models), the round headlight design was retained for the Custom trim level. For the 1979 Ford F-250, round headlights were completely replaced by rectangular ones and the surrounding grille insert that framed the headlights was now available in either black, or chrome to match that of the aluminum grille frame. The bodystyle was completely changed for 1980, ensuring that this Hot Wheels vehicle can only be a 1979 model.
This casting is slightly longer than the casting for the 1979 Ford Truck, which is based on the Ford F-150.
The Ford F-250 has been released in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|2015||Hot Wheels Entertainment||Yellow||White ladder rack w/Silver ladders on top and right side; “Dept. of Water & Power” on doors||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black||SRR||CFR10||Malaysia||Close Encounters of the Third Kind theme|
Base code(s): H11
|2016||Car Culture: Trucks||Metalflake Blue||Light Blue stripe on the sides, 'FORD' on rear, detailed taillights||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black||RRMag||DYN96||Malaysia||Base code(s): J24|