In August 1999, Ford pulled the wraps off its first Harley-Davidson truck. Along with bolder exterior styling and spiffy interior it has always been what is under that huge bonnet that differentiated the H-D from the more mortal versions of the F-series trucks.
And this monster is no different. Powered by a 6.2-litre V8 that puts out 411 horsepower, the F-150 H-D can move that 2,625 kilograms of leather-lined opulence from zero-to-100- kilometres-per-hour in less than eight seconds. While eliciting an amazing cacophony from the massive dual exhaust.
The horses are put to the pavement through a six-speed automatic gearbox and all four wheels. The four-wheel-drive system has a number of settings: automatic 4×4, 4×4 high and 4×4 low.
In addition to having a road presence that is larger than life, the F-150 will go anywhere. On road. Off road. It could even tow a small house, yet according to the motoring critics, its ride quality is surprisingly good.
VDC in Melbourne imported these F-150 trucks to Australia and converted them to RHD, complianced them and then sold them to lucky owners for over $150,000 when new. Build No. 3594 is a one owner F-150 and has been used by the electrician owner as a day to day work vehicle and not as a tow vehicle. The car has covered an accident free 199,000 kilometres and comes with full service history with receipts, log books and owners manuals and Harley Davidson paraphernalia.
The owner has fitted a Snug Top canopy and the ute tray has a Harley Davidson bed liner and bed rug. Also fitted are Cat back custom dual 3" stainless exhaust and aftermarket wheels with excellent All Terrain tyres.
As you'd expect its loaded with equipment from power 10-way heated and cooled leather-wrapped front buckets, heated 60/40-split/folding rear bench seat with a one-touch lift feature, power everything including a sunroof and a navigation system that’s tied into an upscale Sony audio system. And you won't forget that you are in a special Harley Davidson model F-150 with badges and logos everywhere from the pedals, the seatbacks, navigation screen, fenders and tailgate to the elongated Harley Davidson name either side of the box and the front sill plates. And lets not forget the one that sits atop the centre console lid – it’s not only large, it houses the vehicle’s VIN, year and its limited-edition number. A reminder that this is a big American truck on steroids.
One thing that you'll have to get used to is the H-D’s powered running boards. To ease ingress/egress they are terrific but do watch your shins!!!
The F-150 Harley-Davidson is an outrageous truck. It is big, bold and could certainly eat my Mitsubishi Pajero for breakfast but it is a great vehicle for towing your race float, your caravan or simply cruising in one of the biggest, badest Fords around. It sure does make its presence felt. Come take a look. We think you'll love it.
Located in our Kingsgrove, NSW showroom. (AMCS Ref. 5677)
And if you like, AMCS will gladly arrange a video inspection/road test of the car using WhatsApp and of course there is no issue with door to door freight delivery anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.