About Ford E-250
Since the 1960s, Ford Motor Company has been producing and selling the full-size van known as the E-250 under the Ford brand. The first E-250 was released to the public in order to take the position of the Ford F-Series panel van. It is also a part of the E-Series, which is the company's third longest-running nameplate across the globe. As a result of the fact that it is still manufactured today, it has already through four generations. Since 1980, the E-250 has consistently been the full-size van model with high sales volume in the United States.
Ford introduced the first-generation E-250 on September 21, 1960, the model year 1961. The model series, whose development began in 1957, was intended to replace the F-series cars. Three models were offered: van, passenger car, and pick-up. The E-250 was based on the compact Ford Falcon series. Due to the 90-inch wheelbase, the vehicle had a mid-size configuration with the engine located at the front of the undercarriage, making a V8 engine impossible. The body design was based on several parts of the Volkswagen Type 2, but significant deviations were made in other design parts to adapt the car to the mid-engine configuration. The front seats were placed above the front seat, making the car look like a sedan.
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The next generation retained the body structure of the previous model but replaced the mid-engine and front end with a front-end unit. In addition to changes to the chassis and axle system, the Ford E-250 received parts like a conventional hood. In 1971, the grille was updated to match the F-Series redesign. In 1972, sliding door parts were added as one of the option parts, and the Hi-Cube Van, a cab-chassis version of the E-250 chassis with a van body, was introduced. The cab-chassis version became popular in the passenger car sector.
In 1975, the Ford E-250 got a whole new look. The company built a brand-new chassis and was the first company in the U.S. to use the body-on-frame idea on a brand-new vehicle. The new model was sold both as a car on its own and as a frame for other cars. In the 1970s, the E-250 was a popular base for converting cars into vans. The inside of the light commercial vehicle was very nice, and the outside had been heavily changed. Most of the third generation's chassis parts were kept, but the body and interior were completely redesigned. The powertrain from the third generation was used in the fourth generation, which came out in 1992. The standard motor was a six-cylinder 4.9-liter unit, while a 5.0-liter engine was available as upgrades. Navistar also made a 7.5-liter V8 and a 7.3-liter V8 diesel that could be added to the Ford E-250.