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Short-Lived But Great
The Lincoln Blackwood is one of the most short-lived vehicles to be considered in reference to the automobile history. It was a luxury pickup truck that was only sold for a single year. It is quite a luxuriously-trimmed version of the Ford F-150 Crew Cab pickup truck. During the 1999 auto show circuit, this vehicle was actually greeted with much enthusiasm. This vehicle was crafted and made available with only one design and finish; it was made with a black exterior and interior.
The truck bed of this vehicle was redone as a trunk, along with a power tonneau and plush carpeting to add up to it. Artificial burled black wood made up the exterior of the truck bed, and over it, the truck bed had featured its exterior to have aluminum pinstripes.
The Lincoln Blackwood is a four-door vehicle that can take up to four passengers inside. It is considered to be the Lincoln’s indication of how they want to reinterpret the concept of American luxury. Its name has been derived from the year 1999 concept and is quite closely related in content and mission to the Lincoln Navigator. It has taken the role as the “image truck” for the reasons that it was made to be badder, bolder, and more exclusive. The Lincoln Blackwood’s exterior is quite identical to the Navigator from the grille to the A-pillars. People remember it has having a handsome front end. It contains a trunk that has photolaminate film bonded to its plastic panels.
The Navigator’s platform is also the one that is used by the Lincoln Blackwood. It is also powered by the very same 5.4 liter DOHC V8 that the Navigator also uses, and also has shared the same chassis hardware which includes the control-arm front suspension, however, this time, with slightly stiffer spring rates, new jounce bumpers, and a slimmer anti-roll bar. Working in parallel in its rear is are leaf springs and air springs. It is crafted to be a well-damped ride with a reasonable weight distribution. It is okay to drive in winter with its bespoke Michelin eighteen-inch all-season rubber, standard traction control, and its limited slip rear differential. Dave Reiche, the Lincoln’s vehicle dynamics engineer stated, “The key to our system is engine management. The software recognizes deformable surfaces and allows up to seven per cent wheelspin, because sometimes you need to let the tires dig into snow or sand just a little bit to gain traction.
Like Lincoln, the car manufacturer whose foremost concern is fulfilling the needs of its customers’ worldwide, Lincoln Blackwood parts catalog that includes carpets, starters, grilles, and a whole lot more.
Overall, the Lincoln Blackwood was made to be a truck with a rear wheel drive only. These luxury features were all limited to practical usability of the Lincoln Blackwood. It had stood stark, austere, and bleak in when compared to the highly-utilitarian Cadillac.
About the Author: Pamela Hewitt is marketing consultant of a successful auto body shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This 39 year old is also a prolific writer, contributing automotive related articles to various publications. She is also an offroad enthusiast.