In 1974, the vast majority of passenger vehicles were still utilizing carburetors for their engine fuel delivery, the use of seatbelts was not mandatory, and airbags were scarcely-offered optional equipment.
Heck, Ford’s “Super Duty” brand didn’t even exist yet.
Needless to say, things have changed – a fact highlighted in a recent video from The Fast Lane Truck, which compares a 1974 Ford F-250 “highboy” to a modern-day, 2017 model. The latter is equipped with Ford’s latest-and-greatest 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel, and the former, a good ole 360-cubic-inch gasoline V8.
Interestingly, 1974 was a couple of years before the Ford F-Series would even assert its dominance in the US market; Ford would have to wait until 1977 for the F-Series to become the best-selling truck in America, and until 1982 for it to become the best-selling vehicle. By now, it has enjoyed the former distinction for 40 consecutive years, and the latter for 35.
To find out how these two temporally-distant Ford F-250 pickups stack up against one another, watch the video above.