2006 Shannons Sydney Classic Auction - May 15
2000 Ford F150 "Harley-Davidson" Super Cab Utility
Result: PASSED IN
|Engine||5.4 litre V8|
This lot is no longer available
The F-Series pickups from Ford have been in constant production since their introduction way back in 1948 and the F-100 of 1953 proved Dearborn's designers were capable of combining practicality with good looks. Since 1978, the F-Series Ford has been the best selling truck in America and, by 1987, had become the best selling vehicle in the country, displacing passenger cars for the first time. In 1997 a newly revised F-150 boasted aerodynamic styling with a choice of flareside or styleside rear beds and the latest incarnation of the F-150 was awarded "Truck of the Year" by Motor Trend magazine. For the first time, fully independent front suspension and four-wheel disc brakes were introduced along with a new range of SOHC modular engines in either 4.2-litre V6 or 4.6-litre V8 form, with the 5.4-litre V8 optional. The good old American pick-up has come a long way over the years, the latest models boasting plenty of creature comforts and performance - indeed, the range-topping SVT Lightning, with a supercharger providing 360bhp and huge thrust, was able to match it with more exotic sports cars.