Thankfully, Ford's adventures in cross-branding didn't end with the Nineties-tastic Mercury Villager Nautica Edition. The suitably ostentatious Harley-Davidson F-150 cruises back into showrooms for 2010, this time on forged, flanged 22-inch aluminum wheels. A sport-tuned suspension, custom exhaust system, and available all-wheel-drive cash the street cred checks written by a billet grille, blackout-treatment headlamps, a graphics package and H-D brand script on each side of the bed.
No G-rated brand is more closely associated with custom leather accessories than Harley-Davidson. For 2010, Ford F-150 interior design chief Pat Schiavone paid homage to that heritage by outfitting the truck with a thematic interior that shares DNA with H-D apparel. Seating surfaces are swathed in dark brick leather with contrasting black ribbed seat bolsters that evoke a riding jacket’s stretch panels. Seatback map pockets are accessed via genuine Harley-Davidson jacket zipper pulls. A subdued metallic brick hue accents the steering wheel, center stack, and instrument panel, and gauges are set in turned-texture faces. Door sills are garnished by a diamond-deck texture and Harley brand script that ties interior and exterior design elements together.
Each 2010 Harley-Davidson F-150 features hand-made cloisonné badging and a numbered plate that certifies its place in limited production. Each of the 13,000 H-D F-150s will be configured as a SuperCrew powered by Ford’s corporate three-valve 5.4-liter V-8.
Get more photos over at our 2010 Ford F-150 page, and stay tuned for our first spin in the new rider.