If you have not heard about Harley Davidson edition Ford Trucks, then you are to be forgiven because they have not been produced for nearly ten years now. Well, at least until last year when the Tuscany Motor Company unveiled a brand new Harley-branded Ford at the Chicago Auto Show. Special edition vehicles aren’t necessarily a shock or a new thing in the automotive industry, but when you combine two big names like Ford and Harley Davidson, you end up with something unique. In the case of these Harley Davidson pickups, you end up with some unique F-Series vehicles that have become popular among those looking into used Ford trucks. I mean, how many Harley Davidson edition Ford trucks are there out there?
Well, these special edition Fords came to be in 1999 (for the 2000 model year) and lasted till 2011 (for the 2012 model year) and then had a bit of a resurgence just this past year, which is continuing into 2020. For the early years, production numbers ran somewhere along the lines of 6,000 – 13,000 each year, which would put the total numbers from 1999 – 2011 around 72,000 – 156,000, if we were to guess that around the same amount were made each year. That may not be the exact case, but you can expect there to be quite a few of these special edition used Ford trucks floating around on the used car market should you be interested in seeing or purchasing one for yourself.
Why Put Harley Davidson and Ford Together?
If you’re on this site and reading this article, it is safe to assume you like cars, or at least trucks. And you might be a Ford enthusiast. None of these things will mean you’re into Harley Davidson motorcycles or the brand as a whole, though. So why combine a popular motorcycle brand and a popular car brand for a special edition truck? First off, it would almost seem a bit silly to go the other way and make a Ford-branded Harley Davidson motorcycle. Where would you even begin? I’m sure it’s possible and more creative minds than my own would be able to come up with something aesthetically pleasing, but it just doesn’t seem right. Taking certain brand elements from a motorcycle and adding them to a pickup seems a lot easier. Basically, you’re just moving from a smaller canvas to a much larger one. And once you see some of the different models over the years, it’s a lot more simple than one may have first imagined, too.
Still, why Harley Davidson? There actually is not much behind it. It’s one of the most well-known and popular motorcycle brands in the world, plus it has the clear distinction of being an all-American brand, which lines up with Ford’s own branding. Besides, there’s something very American about the freedom you can find on the open road, whether it’s on a motorcycle or behind the wheel of a car or truck. So, why not combine these two mega brands? A bonus is that both Ford and Harley Davidson were founded in 1903, so they share all of the same anniversaries and have done so for the past 116 years.
Highlights Throughout the Years
The full lineup of Harley Davidson Ford trucks ran from 2000 – 2012 and now 2019 – 2020. Since it’s a pickup that takes some aspects from Harley Davidson motorcycles, you can expect a lot of the elements to be very similar, even though they may be used in different ways. You will typically see a Harley Davidson badge or lettering, leather seating, lots of chrome, black paint, and lots of upgrades. Here and there, you can also find colored accents like lines, flames, or other designs along the exterior.
2000 – 2003