These days, the Lincoln Blackwood and its successor, the Lincoln Mark LT, are essentially just obscure footnotes in automotive history. And as Ford Authority exclusively reported last September, Lincoln has no plans to produce another pickup any time soon, though we also rendered what one might look like if it did, while another artist recently sketched up a lowriding Blackwood. But for those that are seeking out the real thing, this 2002 Lincoln Blackwood up for grabs at Cars & Bids is as nice as they get.
Just 3,356 Blackwoods were produced across one model year, and most of them are in pretty rough condition today. But this 2002 Lincoln Blackwood is certainly not, and it has a relatively low 87,000 miles on the odometer. On top of that, the seller recently spent roughly $4,000 on service items including new tires, brakes, wheel bearings, axle seals, refinished wheels, and a refurbished bed cover module.
There is a bit of wear on the exterior and interior, as one might imagine, as well as the usual rock chips and surface rust underneath. But we simply don’t see many Blackwoods in any kind of condition these days, and rarely are they are nice as this one. And that’s a shame because as we’ve discussed before, the Blackwood was simply too far ahead of its time.
Back in 2002, people simply weren’t ready for a luxury truck just yet. But these days, high trim level Ford F-150 and Ford Super Duty pickups are the norm, rather than the exception. To its credit, FoMoCo expected to sell 10,000 Blackwoods a year when it launched, and it likely would have if the truck was in production today.
Alas, it is not, and it likely never will see the light of day again. That makes the remaining examples of Lincoln’s first pickup important artifacts in automotive history, and we’re glad to see that there’s at least one nice one left.