The hit TV Show American Pickers may have just made it’s best find ever. Mike and Frank are upgrading to a 2015 Ford Transit van for the all-new season of American Pickers, starting April 30th at 9 p.m. on the History Channel.
“The biggest thing is, when the van is full, then we’ve got to come home. I’m interested in real estate on wheels,” Wolfe says during the episode airing April 30. “There were four or five different vehicles I was looking at, and I just keep coming back to the Ford as the better choice.”
To everyone here at Ford, it just shows how the Transit is great choice for all small business needs. Mike and Frank’s Transit features a long wheelbase, extended body and high roof, and it’s powered by a 3.2-liter Power Stroke five-cylinder diesel engine.
To celebrate Ford’s debut on American’s Pickers, Ford is hosting a scavenger hunt that challenges contests to find on of 10 scale-model Transit vehicles on display in antique shops across the Untied States. Winners will get the use of a 2015 Ford Transit for two weeks. Learn more here.
he 2015 model year Transit – built at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant – 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 – with best-in-class 81.5 inches of interior height – 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.
“Transit has been tested to rigorous Built Ford Tough standards, and comes equipped with great technology features like SYNC® and MyFord Touch®, and Lane-Keeping System with Driver Alert,” said Minyang Jiang, Ford brand manager for Transit, Transit Connect and E-Series. “‘American Pickers’ fits in with the spirit of the Transit family as vehicles people can rely on to get the job done.”