Ford is celebrating the survival of Econoline vans for the past fifty years. The Blue Oval's horses hit the scene in 1961 with three different body styles. Ford quickly realized that families love vans as much as plumbers, and introduced consumer-oriented, family-friendly versions as well. Since then, the Econoline (E-Series) has been the best-selling full-size van in the United States for 31 years straight.
On this special occasion, Ford has decided to introduce a special-edition E-Series. Packed to the gills with the XLT package, the van will come dipped in a unique metallic blue paint and will wear seats embroidered with a new "Econoline 50 Years" logo. So far, there's no word on how much that kind of kit will set you back, though we can't imagine it being too much more than the $33,455 Ford asks for the E-150 XLT Premium.