2015 Ford Transit joins the cast of American Pickers on the episode airing April 30 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT on History
The durability and cargo hauling capability of Transit fit the needs of American Pickers as the cast crosses the country in search of forgotten relics and antiques
487 cubic feet of cargo volume offers ample space to transport big finds
Ford is celebrating by launching a scavenger hunt across the U.S., giving 10 lucky winners the use of a 2015 Transit for two weeks
Ford Transit is joining Historyâs âAmerican Pickersâ as stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel around the United States, searching remote and rustic locations for classic gems that can be restored and resold.
Wolfe and Fritz will drive a 2015 Transit, a full-size van designed for commercial use, in their mission to find these relics.
âThe biggest thing is, when the van is full, then weâve got to come home. Iâm interested in real estate on wheels,â Wolfe says during the episode airing April 30. âThere were four or five different vehicles I was looking at, and I just keep coming back to the Ford as the better choice.â
All-New 2015 Ford Transit Joins Cast of American Pickers
âAmerican Pickersâ will use the largest Transit model â with a long wheelbase, extended body and high roof â featuring the available Ford 3.2-liter Power Stroke five-cylinder diesel engine.
The show is just one example of how Ford Transit serves the needs of small businesses and commercial fleets.
To celebrate the debut of Transit on âAmerican Pickers,â Ford is hosting a scavenger hunt that challenges contestants to find one of 10 scale-model Transit vehicles on display in antique shops across the United States. The 10 winners get the use of a 2015 Transit for two weeks. (No purchase necessary. Promotion ends 7/1/14. Click here for details: social.ford.com/winTransit)
âWe are thrilled to expand the great multi-year relationship we have with Ford,â said Peter Olsen, executive vice president of national ad sales for History. âWe look forward to the Transit being part of Pickers for many years to come.â
The 2015 model year Transit â built at Fordâs Kansas City Assembly Plant â will be available in three body lengths, two wheelbases and three roof heights; in van, wagon, chassis cab and cutaway body styles; and in XL and XLT trim levels, offering more choices than ever from a Ford commercial van.
The high-roof Transit â with best-in-class 81.5 inches of interior height â provides enough headroom for a person 6 feet 8 inches tall to stand upright in the cargo area. In some configurations, Transit offers as much as 75 percent more cargo volume than the largest E-Series, saving customers the fuel costs and time associated with having to make a second trip.
âTransit has been tested to rigorous Built Ford Tough standards, and comes equipped with great technology features like SYNCÂ® and MyFord TouchÂ®, and Lane-Keeping System with Driver Alert,â said Minyang Jiang, Ford brand manager for Transit, Transit Connect and E-Series. ââAmerican Pickersâ fits in with the spirit of the Transit family as vehicles people can rely on to get the job done.â
The van used on âAmerican Pickersâ will feature an available rear-view camera and available Reverse Sensing System.