1965 Ford Econoline Van

Summary

Volkswagen discovered a lucrative market for light-duty vans with its Type 2 Transporter. Ford followed VW's formula with its own Econoline introduced for 1961. The half-ton capacity van was based on the Ford Falcon platform and available in cargo, passenger and pickup body styles. It was an instant hit as companies like Bell Telephone System purchased Econolines for their fleets.

Volkswagen discovered a lucrative market for light-duty vans with its Type 2 Transporter. Ford followed VW's formula with its own Econoline introduced for 1961. The half-ton capacity van was based on the Ford Falcon platform and available in cargo, passenger and pickup body styles. It was an instant hit as companies like Bell Telephone System purchased Econolines for their fleets.

Artifact

Van (Cargo vehicle)

Date Made

1965

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

89.288.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Glass (Material)
Rubber (Material)

Color

Gray (Color)

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