28: Lincoln Blackwood
Luxury pickup trucks are still a rather new concept, although the F-150 Platinum has managed to garner reasonable sales. But a decade ago there was a different luxury truck concept, the Blackwood. This over-the-top Lincoln was an attempt to build on the popularity of the Navigator and the Cadillac Escalade in the early 2000s. GM had their own luxury truck, the Escalade EXT, which was based on the Avalanche. The Blackwood in itself was based on the F-150 but there were a lot of mistakes that were made with this truck. A satin-lined bed is the first problem, which made the truck utterly useless for hauling just about anything. The truck was also only available in a black paint scheme and a four-door configuration.
The Blackwood was such a limited truck that it didn’t catch on with buyers. Although the design of the truck was elegant and unique, the limited appeal kept a lot of buyers out of showrooms. The unique design of the Blackwood was designed as a halo car for the brand. Lincoln had been fading into obscurity until the success of the Navigator. Had the Blackwood been designed with the common pickup truck buyer in mind, it might have been a more popular model. But the truck failed to latch on with consumers and it was only manufactured for a single product year. Nowadays these trucks are quite rare and finding one can be a costly proposition for a truck that is limiting at best.