Blackwood was the name given by Lincoln to its dressed up version of Ford's sought-after F-150 pick up truck. It was big and only came in black, hence its name, the Blackwood.

The first ever Blackwood was presented at NAIAS 1999. Very few panties remained dry, so Ford decided to go ahead and penetrate the Premium pick up truck market, which was then dominated by the mighty Cadillac Escalade EXT.

The Blackwood was offically launched in 2001 as a 2002 model. 50 examples were sold in the 2001 Neiman-Marcus spring catalog for $60,000. That was quite expensive, but unbeknownst to the lucky folks who bought them was the fact they had just bought a great American classic.

In fact, the big Blackwood was pulled out of the market after the 2002 automotive season.

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Only 3,356 Blackwoods were made, making it one of the most exclusive premium pick pup ever.

The most distinctive part of the Blackwood was the box. It was a big black box with with some fancy trim lines and a proper cover to ensure that everything inside would stay warm, tight an not wet.

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Inside, the Blackwood was pretty much what you expect from a 2002 Lucury premium pickup in the sense that it was a a pickup interior that felt premium.

The Lincoln Blackwood was like a one night stand with an aunt : You want to forget. This is exactly what Lincoln did, in fact, they've been so successful forgetting about the Blackwood debacle that they attempted the same thing again in 2005 with the Mark LT.

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Once again, it did poorly and was terminated after the 2008 season.

The Mexican Paradox:

In 2003 and between 2010 and 2014, the Blackwood/Mark LT was secretly sold in the land of the burrito.

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Why, we may never know.

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