65K Mile Muscle Truck: 1999 Ford F-150 Lightning

Every once in a while, the bean counters at the major manufacturers are held at bay and the gearheads manage to run wild.  At Ford, those gearheads made up something called the Special Vehicle Team.  From 1993-1995 and 1999-2004,… more»

Supercharged! 2000 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning

In the early ’90s, pickup trucks started to supplant passenger cars as the vehicle of choice. They had evolved considerably since the days when they strictly utility vehicles. And being a traditional body-on-frame design with rear-wheel drive, they lent… more»

Low Mileage 2003 Ford SVT Lightning

In 2003 Motor Trend said, “…while the Lightning may be the most-expensive regular cab half-ton pickup sold at $33,555, its calculated horsepower/dollar ratio makes it a solid dance partner at any Top-Speed Boogie.” Of course, they were talking about… more»

Power Pickup: 1993 Ford SVT Lightning

As someone with a 100-hp mini pickup truck – a 1980 Dodge D-50 Sport – I’ve always wanted more power. Who doesn’t? A muscle truck like this 1993 Ford SVT Lightning would work very, very nicely for me and… more»

Instant Collectible? 1993 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning

Chevrolet created a stir in 1990 when they introduced a full-size half-ton performance pickup called the 454SS. Sure, trucks like Dodge’s Lil’ Red Express came out long before 1990, but the Chevy SS was the start of the fuel-injected… more»

Lightning Rod: 1994 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning

Just over halfway through the run of 4,007 examples in 1994, came this 1994 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning. This is one to watch if a person is into the first-generation SVT Lightning as much as I am. This example… more»

Performance Pickup: 1994 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning

The 1st generation of the F-150 SVT Lightning appeared in Ford showrooms in 1993, and in Ford’s own marketing words, they said that “For all intents, the F-150 Lightning is a Mustang GT with a cargo bed.” SVT managed… more»