2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition Revives Old-School Paint Scheme

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  • The 2023 Ford F-150 lineup adds a Heritage Edition to celebrate the nameplate's 75th birthday.

  • The Heritage Edition revives an old-school, two-tone paint scheme and includes some unique interior bits.

  • The Heritage Edition is only available on XLT models, with pricing to be announced in mid-July.

The Ford F-150 was born in 1948 and has gone on to become one of the best-selling vehicles in America. Now, Ford is celebrating the popular pickup truck's 75th birthday with the new 2023 F-150 Heritage Edition.

However, instead of commemorating the F-150's milestone with high-performance upgrades or unique features, the special edition simply brings the revival of an old-school paint scheme. It's essentially a two-tone look, but the two primary colors are split into three separate sections. One of the colors covers the truck's middle area and the other color covers the roof and its pillars as well as the bumpers and lower bodywork.

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Photo credit: Ford

The F-150 Heritage Edition can be had in five different color configurations. There's Race Red between Carbonized Gray, Atlas Blue between Agate Black, Antimatter Blue between Carbonized Gray, Avalanche between Agate Black, and Area 51 between Agate Black. Unfortunately, Ford doesn't offer any yellow or green hues that might recall funkier F-150s from the '70s and '80s.

Photo credit: Ford
Photo credit: Ford

The inside of the Heritage Editions doesn't include much to celebrate other than a few subtle details. The only cabin color is gray with black trim, but the seats feature distinct inserts and the cover of the center console is embossed with "Since 1948 F-Series Heritage Edition." The only other mentions of the truck's anniversary are logos that say "75 Years" on the center console, on the top of the windshield, and as part of the infotainment system's startup animation.

The commemorative appearance package is only available on XLT models. Ford says the '23 F-150 Heritage Edition will start production this fall, with pricing to be announced when orders open in the middle of July.

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