In a world where luxurious pickups reign supreme, one might think that Lincoln might be inclined to possibly try its hand at building a Blackwood or Mark LT successor. However, as Ford Authority exclusively reported last September, that isn’t going to happen, though that didn’t stop us from wondering what a new Lincoln pickup might look like. Regardless, we’ve seen a few nice Blackwoods pop up at auction in recent months, including this unique, modified 2002 Lincoln Blackwood currently up for grabs at Bring a Trailer.
The 2002 Lincoln Blackwood is a rare sight these days even in stock form, as just 3,356 units were produced across a single model year. Finding a modified one is even more of a needle in the haystack type of endeavor, but this example has a host of interesting upgrades that make it truly one of a kind. The truck also has just 23k original miles, so it’s in exceptionally clean condition, to begin with.
The seller has removed the Blackwood’s signature bed trim and installed an aftermarket grille insert, side steps, smoked taillights, and tinted the windows for a bit of a different look. The truck also rolls on a set of 20-inch Fuel beadlock-look wheels wrapped in beefy 33-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires, which gives the luxury hauler more of an aggressive appearance that had us doing a double-take.
The mods don’t stop there, as this hopped-up Blackwood has yellow Brembo four-piston brake calipers and cross-drilled rotors to help it stop in a hurry, while the suspension has been upgraded with a Hotchkis front sway bar. And if that isn’t enough, this Lincoln pickup pumps out quite a bit more power than stock thanks to the addition of a Kenne Bell TS Series supercharger, aftermarket intake, exhaust, and a tune, which should help its Ford 5.4L V8 lay down decent numbers on the dyno.
For now, we can confidently say that this is probably the only Lincoln Blackwood of its kind on the planet. And while modified vehicles are always catering to a limited audience, the seller of this particular vehicle appears to have done a pretty good job of improving upon the rare and obscure pickup.