The Lincoln Blackwood is a pickup truck that was released in 2002 under the Lincoln brand (a division of the American car company Ford). Its sales lasted only one year. Lincoln Blackwood was a luxury version of the Ford F-150 Crew Cab pickup. For the first time, Blackwood was shown at the North American International Auto Show in January 1999, which was held in Los Angeles. This model has received wide publicity and had good reviews, becoming one of the most anticipated new products on the automotive market.
The success of the company Lincoln after the release of the car Lincoln Navigator, has become an incentive to create the first luxury pickup truck that could compete with the Cadillac Escalade EXT. But when it came to selling, Blackwood could not achieve the popularity that Escalade EXT had. Over the year, a total of 3,356 Lincoln Blackwood cars were produced. The exterior and interior of Lincoln Blackwood were black. A characteristic feature of Blackwood was imitating ebony lining, both outside and inside the sides of the body.
Hence the name Blackwood, which translates from English as "Ebony". The only drawback of these linings was the fear of scratching them when loading any large items. Salon pickup accommodates 4 people. The seats are covered in black leather of the highest quality from Connolly. The company Connolly is engaged in the supply of leather for car interior trim brands such as Bentley, Aston Martin, and even for furniture in the House of Parliament in the UK. This is a hand-finished and incredibly durable leather. She "breathes and does not sweat," which allows you to feel comfortable driver and passengers on long trips. In the cabin of Blackwood there was enough space for storing various trifles.
There was also a comfortable console between the front and rear seats, which was equipped with cup holders and compartments, which are quite suitable for storing documents. The cabin was equipped with air conditioning and an audio system with a CD changer. Lincoln Blackwood was a rear wheel drive car. He inherited the front suspension and engine from his relative Lincoln Navigator. In turn, the rear suspension was designed specifically for the new luxury pickup.
The rear axle was equipped with an inter-wheel differential. Unfortunately, the all-wheel drive version was not developed, which, respectively, reduced the practicality of the car, compared with its all-wheel drive and versatile in operation competitor from the company Cadillac. Under the hood, Blackwood had a 5.4-liter V8 engine.
The power of this power unit was 300 hp The torque was transmitted to the rear axle via a 4-speed automatic transmission. In 2001, 50 exclusive Blackwood versions of the Neiman Marcus Edition were produced. The distinctive features of this modification were: the Neiman Marcus Group emblems embroidered on the headrests of the seats; Panasonic’s 7-inch LCD screen with DVD / Video-CD / CD player and wireless headphones built into the leather-covered console cover between the front and rear seats; compact fridge. The Lincoln Blackwood Neiman Marcus Edition version cost $ 6,300 more than Blackwood as standard (the standard cost was $ 52,500).