Old meets new in a centennial press photo

2003 Ford Trucks

The biggest news for 2003 was not a product, but rather a celebration -- that of Ford's 100th anniversary. An event held in the company's hometown of Dearborn, Michigan, attracted thousands of Ford fans eager to join in the festivities. To commemorate the anniversary, Ford introduced special Heritage Edition F-150s with two-tone paint and interior treatment, along with "1903-2003" Heritage Edition badges.

Other specially trimmed pickups offered that year were the Harley-Davidson F-150 with "100th Anniversary Edition" badges and available black-over-silver paint, and the King Ranch F-150 with rich leather upholstery and other unique features. Also for 2003, Expedition earned a redesign, gaining independent rear suspension and the industry's first power-folding third-row seat.

Ford's PR department worked overtime on historically themed press photos to trumpet the company's 2003 centennial. Among them was this pairing of an early Model T touring car with a Super Duty F-250 crew cab pickup truck, one of the most popular models in Ford's "big rig" line.

2003 Ford Expedition

Expedition was redesigned for 2003, gaining independent rear suspension and availability of the industry's first power-folding third-row seat. Options included anti-skid control and curtain side airbags.

Top-line King Ranch trim, introduced with the F-150 SuperCrew (shown above), was made available for Flareside SuperCab models for 2003.

A closer look at Ford's luxurious King Ranch trim.

2003 Ford Lightning

The Lightning's supercharged 5.4 V-8 gained 20 hp for a total of 380.

Two new types of F-150 trucks and an abundance of design options highlight Ford's 2004 truck offerings. Continue to the next page for details.

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