Cincinnati Auto Auction Sells an American Institution

1997 Ford F150 FrontYou’ve heard the expression, “it’s as American as apple pie.” Well this weekend the Queen City’s greatest car auction is offering you a chance to bid on the only thing we know of that’s more American than the previously mentioned dessert: a Ford F-150.

Ford “F Series” pickup trucks have been on the market continuously since the 1940s. So, in many ways — the coolest ways — the F-150 really is your grandfather’s pickup truck. Of course, the design has evolved over the years. Improvements introduced in the 1997 model year, the 10th generation of F-150s, brought better aerodynamics, improved fuel efficiency and a larger interior. It was the first ground-up redesign of the vehicle since 1980.

Many consider the 1997 Ford F-150 to be the first modern light-duty pickup truck. It combines the utility that made the vehicle famous for generations with modern technology to make a truck for the everyman (or everywoman). It’s a vehicle that traces its roots back into history, but you can drive it into your future by visiting the Ohio Valley Goodwill Auto Auction on Saturday morning.