Ford Announces Pricing For Limited Edition 2000 Harley-Davidson F-150
25 February 2000Ford 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 http://www.icollection.com . The alliance also will include celebrations of each company's centennial in 2003.