Imagine being a milestone in an American legacy going back 65 years. A Princeton, Texas man made history last Friday as he became the owner of the 33 millionth F-Series truck sold by Ford Motor Company.
Sam Loria is a native Texan and a long-time Ford owner, and this week bought a 2013 F-150 Platinum. This 33 millionth F-Series truck was delivered to Mr. Loria on Friday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford in Plano.
Mr. Loria bought his first F-Series back in 1969 from Lee Jarmon Ford in Carrollton, now owned by Car Pro Show Premier Dealer Sam Pack. “This is my 12th Ford vehicle. I bought another F-150 because it is a solid vehicle. It’s Built Ford Tough,” said Mr. Loria. He is replacing his 2010 Ford F-150 Lariat. Now retired from the barbecue restaurant industry, the 76-year-old will use the new truck as his primary vehicle.
* Ford is celebrating the 65th anniversary of the F-Series in 2013
* January 16, 1948: Ford revealed the iconic F-1 pickup, beginning the F-Series legacy of tough trucks
* Since 1948, with Mr. Loria’s purchase, 33 million trucks have proudly worn the F-Series badge.
* These legendary trucks have been the best-selling pickups for 36 consecutive years, and America’s overall best-selling vehicle for 31 years
* If you lined up 33 million F-Series end to end, they would stretch approximately 129,000 miles or halfway to the moon.