Intentionally limited in conveniences and luxury features, the Ford F-150 Work Series pickup truck line satisfied the need for a basic road-worthy utility half-ton capacity vehicle. Available as a regular cab or Supercab variant, the 1999 F-150 Work Series rode on 16-inch steel wheels spun by either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Providing base propulsion for the 1999 Ford F-150 Work Series pickup truck was a 4.2-liter V-6 engine.
Generating 205 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque, the six-cylinder powerplant of the F-150 Work Series truck can paired with a standard five-speed manual transmission. Along with the choice of a four-speed automatic gearbox, the 1999 F-150 Work Series also presented the option of a 4.6-liter Triton V-8 engine. The 220-horsepower eight-cylinder powerplant produced 290 pound-feet of torque and allowed the pickup truck to tow up to 7,300 pounds. Payload handling ability of the F-150 Work Series is rated as high as 2,375 pounds.
With the budget-minded price of the 1999 Ford F-150 Work Series, the cabin area consists of vinyl-covered seating and a basic AM/FM radio unit. Security and safety equipment included on the Work Series version of the F-150 included dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system as well as an engine immobilizer. The bare basic Ford F-150 Work Series truck line was discontinued after the 2000 model year.