The Lincoln Blackwood won’t be fairly, however it’s uncommon.
We’re all the time amazed on the weird and wonderful cars that go on public sale over at Convey a Trailer, and we get that oddballs promote properly, however this 7k-mile Lincoln Blackwood needs to be one of many ugliest vehicles we have ever seen. With solely 5 days left on the public sale block, this ugly duckling is already sitting at $23,500. Wanting on the Blackwood’s historical past, this excessive determine begins to make sense: solely 3,550 examples have been ever in-built 2002, it is solely mannequin yr, and with superior tech corresponding to load-leveling air suspension, and an enormous 5.4-liter V8 beneath the hood, this Lincoln was a variety of automotive for its time, and nonetheless is.
The Lincoln Blackwood was a disaster for Lincoln, and solely lasted a single mannequin yr, however that is precisely the kind of stuff trendy collectors are after. Primarily based on the Ford F-150 SuperCrew pickup, this oddball is completed in black with aluminum pinstripes and a wenge wooden bead applique (all fashions got here out on this means). The outside will get some severely superior options for its time, together with a power-activated tonneau cowl, power-retracting heated mirrors, and rear proximity sensors. You’ll be able to inform that this truck was by no means meant for working life: the mattress includes a carpeted ground. This truck rides on a set of manufacturing facility 18-inch wheels wrapped in 275/55 Michelin Latitude Tour tires whereas the chassis options load-leveling air suspension and disk brakes in all 4 corners.
Contained in the cabin, the Lincoln Blackwood reveals off its luxurious facet with a set of 4 leather-based bucket seats. The Blackwood additionally gives customary automated local weather management, period-correct woodgrain trim, power-adjustable entrance seats with heating and air flow, an influence moonroof, and an Alpine AM/FM/cassette stereo with a CD changer. Underneath the hood sits a 5.4-liter InTech DOHC V8 that produces 300 horsepower and 355 lb-ft of torque, despatched to the rear wheels by way of a four-speed automated transmission. In keeping with the vendor, an oil change was accomplished in August 2021. The odometer reveals solely 7k miles on the clock, which might clarify the enthusiastic bidding. It certain is not a traditional magnificence, however we get the enchantment.