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Saw a Lincoln Blackwood today

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  1. adamr

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    They're nifty, but wouldn't dump $52k on one. They were only made for one year, I think. I may have gone two years on the line, tho. I do know, however, that it had VERY slow sales, and was thus defuncted (is that a new word I just made?)
     
  3. JOEV

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    I saw it at the Detroit Auto Show one year and I thought it was just awful.

    To me, the Blackwood is a perfect example of Detroit's unfortunate habit of slapping a new grille and some extraneous doodads on the same old platform, giving it a new name, and unveiling it like it is some "new" vehicle.

    BTW, those "pinstripes" that go around the bed: My God Man! What were they thinking?

    I think I've only seen one or two on the road - goes to prove that you just can't polish a turd and expect it to sell.

    The Blackwood is just a pimped out F150, which makes it even less original.
     
  4. Agent Smith

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    I never understood the Blackwood. Sales were so bad that the plug was pulled just months after its release. I don't remember the sales numbers but it was silly low. Ferrari might have sold more cars in this country that year. Oh and the pinstripes - if you look close that is supposed to be "wood" on the bed. Combine awkward styling, barely any payload capacity, two wheel drive only (for real), and not much towing capacity, and WAY over priced, and you have a recipie for a doomed model right from the get-go. That thing never should have made it to production.
     
  5. adamr

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    Hmm.. well the guy driving looked like he was enjoying himself... what's the deal with the tailgate? I mean, does it open like a regular truck or does it split in the center (maybe its more of the strange pin stripes that are confusing me).
     
  6. JOEV

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    tailgate etc.
     
  7. wax

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    I saw a Blackwood today oh boy
    It's like a redneck man's truck Escalade
    And though the news was rather sad
    Well I just had to laugh
    I saw the photograph.
    He blew his money on a car
    He didn't notice that the prices have changed
    A crowd of people read and shared
    They'd seen the ads before
    Nobody was really sure
    If it was from the House of Fords.
    I saw a thread today oh boy
    A Formula Junior had just shown the door
    A crowd of people turned away
    But I just had to post
    Having read the most
    I'd love to turn you on.

    Broke up, fell out of chair,
    Dragged my hand across my hair
    Found my way to fridge and drank wine up,
    And looking up I noticed it was late.
    Found my stride and read your chat
    Made the post in seconds flat
    Found my way to share and had a smoke,
    Somebody's post made me want to scream.

    I read the price today oh boy
    Fifty-two K on Blackwood, that's for sure
    And though the bed was rather small
    They had to stripe it all
    Now they know how many stripes it takes to fill the tailgate n'all.
    I'd love to turn you on
     
  8. JOEV

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    Wow Wax - what's in your coffee?! :)

    P.S. Expect a letter from Paul McCartney's attorneys soon...
     
  9. WJHMH

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    Wax, that rocks!
     
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    Wax, you amaze me! :D

    There is a Blackwood somewhere around here, the guy keeps it garaged the entire time cuz he doesn't want anyone to know he has one.
     

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