Uncommon Rides has featured a few F-150 issues beforehand, within the tremendous luxurious Lincoln Blackwood, and the performance-oriented first technology SVT Lightning. Right this moment’s truck combines each luxurious and efficiency right into a single F-150.
Let’s try this very clear triple-tone Harley-Davidson F-150 from 2003.
The 10th-gen F-150 marked a change in strategy for Ford, as essentially the most in depth redesign for his or her mainstream full-sizer in a few years. By means of the Eighties and Nineties, vans in North America noticed elevated utilization as household automobiles; extra customers chosen them as an alternative of sedans and wagons for on a regular basis duties. As anticipated, these new suburban truck consumers demanded extra consolation and tools. Ford took word and made the 10th-gen F-150 look softer and extra pleasant. They added an impartial entrance suspension, used a brand new overhead cam engine (an trade first), and most significantly, added 4 full-sized doorways in 2001. That newly created F-150 SuperCrew was the primary half-ton pickup to supply such a family-friendly structure. Again to Harley.
Right this moment’s topic is a part of the very first run of Harley-Davidson trimmed Ford vans. The F-150 was already on its fourth mannequin yr when Harley variations got here alongside; the aerodynamic design having debuted for the mannequin yr 1997. The household clients talked about above had been provided a lot monochrome trim and winged Harley badges for his or her motorcycle-themed truck wants. However Ford had extra plans for its new trim.
In 2002, the Harley-Davidson grew into greater than mere appearances: Ford blessed it with a reworked model of the 5.4-liter V8 from the up to date SVT Lightning. In its transition from the omnipotent Lighting to the Harley, Ford de-tuned the V8 a bit. In its new use, it made 340 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque, fairly than the 380 and 450 lb-ft of the Lighting. Along with the massive decals of prior variations, the brand new efficiency Harley-Davidson F-150 had reworked bumpers and aspect sills, a chromed aspect step, distinctive chrome wheels, and (optionally) a really noticeable triple-tone paint job.
Inside, notable modifications over normal F-150s included a two-tone gray and cream inside remedy, plenty of chrome-covered levers and dials, and plentiful Harley-Davidson logos. Every supercharged truck was numbered through a metallic plaque within the heart binnacle. In contrast to some particular version automobiles, the visible remedy continued unabated into the rear passenger space as effectively, the place two bucket seats changed the bench.
The supercharged truck was provided for less than two mannequin years. After 2003, the Harley-Davidson vans returned to a primary trim bundle for a couple of years. The subsequent Harley F-150 with a supercharger was obtainable as an possibility in 2007, courtesy of Saleen. In 2012, Ford phased out the Harley editions, because the trim was changed by Restricted. The broader enchantment of a non-motorcycle themed truck was apparent.
Right this moment’s wonderful situation truck hails from 2003. With 58,000 miles, it’s obtainable in Cincinnati for $23,995.