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Low-Mile 2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Sparks Bidding War

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While the first-generation Ford F-150 SVT Lightning is an awesome truck by all accounts, its predecessor packed much more performance potential. This has endeared it to modern-day racers, who routinely extract serious horsepower, impressive quarter-mile times, and crazy half- and one-mile speeds from the pickup. But this beautiful, 21k-mile 2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning up for grabs at Bring a Trailer is bone stock, and as a result, quite popular at the moment.

Truthfully, it’s easy to see why. Aside from the astoundingly low mileage figure, this F-150 SVT Lightning is a beautiful example of its breed. It’s also one of just 1,722 produced in Bright Red Clearcoat, so it isn’t terribly common. Inside and out, it looks like a properly preserved time capsule, and that just makes it more desirable.

The flawless exterior is complemented by a very clean, Medium Graphite cloth interior with black accents. The Lightning was a nicely equipped pickup and this one is no exception, with amenities including four-wheel disc brakes, a power driver’s seat, overhead console, cruise control, factory cassette head unit, air conditioning, and a host of sporty white-faced gauges.

The engine bay is amazingly clean and sanitary and houses Fords’ supercharged 5.4L Triton V8 that produces 380 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. That might not seem like a lot by today’s lofty standards, but that output was a game-changer back in the second-gen Lightning’s time. Sending power to the rear wheels via a 4R100 four-speed transmission, it’s pretty quick, too.

Unsurprisingly, bidding on this beautiful pickup has been brisk so far, nearly cracking the $30,000 barrier. But given the general level of interest in trucks these days, coupled with this one’s rarity and prominence, that shouldn’t really come as a surprise.

Update: the truck sold for $36,255.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Looks just like mine but the bed cover is the factor leather option for the Lightning, it’s simply a great truck I’d never sale mine

  2. I have a 1999 lightning as pictured. It has 8890 original miles on it. Still smells new in side. Stored in climate controlled garage. Never had food in it.

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