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Ford Announces Pricing For Limited Edition 2000 Harley-Davidson F-150

25 February 2000

Ford Announces Pricing For Limited Edition 2000 Harley-Davidson F-150
    DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 25 -- Ford Motor Company has
announced that the limited edition 2000 Harley-Davidson F-150 pickup truck,
the first vehicle jointly developed by the two legendary companies, will be
offered with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $32,995.
    "The Harley-Davidson F-150 is an exciting truck designed by two icons of
the American road, reflecting the 'Authentic American Muscle' tradition of
both companies," said George Magro, project manager of the Ford and Harley-
Davidson Alliance.  "This is the first of more exciting products to come,"
added Magro.
    Up to 7,500 of the trucks can be produced for North America at Ford's
Ontario Truck Plant in Canada.  Each will be a black monochromatic 4x2
SuperCab pickup with distinctive Harley-Davidson orange pinstriping, chrome
grille and brightwork with a flareside box topped by a hard shell tonneau
cover.  The 260 horsepower 5.4 liter Triton(TM) V-8 single overhead cam engine
powers massive 20x9-inch five-spoke chromed cast aluminum wheels and P275/45R
20 Goodyear Eagle GTII tires -- the first ever 20-inch wheels on a Ford
production vehicle.
    Inside, the truck features the famous look of Harley-Davidson accessories,
including a dash ornament, black leather trimmed seats and a unique "spun
metal" instrument cluster.  The exhaust is a sport-tuned SVT Lightning muffler
ending in dual chrome 3-1/2-inch "slash cut" exhaust tips.  The suspension is
lowered one inch and rides on specially tuned SVT Lightning shocks.
    The three available options include a six disc CD changer ($400), a
sliding rear window ($125) and an engine block heater ($90).
    Ford and Harley-Davidson announced their alliance last year at Daytona
Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida.  The two companies unveiled the unique
Harley-Davidson F-150 last August at the Sturgis, South Dakota Rally & Races.
The alliance provides the opportunity for the two companies to jointly develop
and market exciting products, like the limited edition Harley-Davidson F-150
and a line of unique automotive accessories and apparel, available only
through Ford dealerships and .  The alliance also will
include celebrations of each company's centennial in 2003.