The Ford Five Hundred may not have been very exciting, but at least it was a solid product. It’s questionable whether the Lincoln Blackwood luxury pickup truck was either.
This is a vehicle that probably should have been left on the drawing board. Lincoln ignited the luxury SUV craze when they introduced the Navigator in 1999. Looking to capitalize on this frenzy, they tried to make lightening strike twice with the Blackwood.
Unfortunately this vehicle has gone down as one of the company’s greatest failures. The luxo-truck featured a bed constructed of composites, a crew-cab body and African wenge wood trim on its sides. Despite the visually unique design elements dealers failed to deliver many Blackwoods – even at discounted prices. The model was swiftly – and wisely – dropped.