Edition Super Duty F-Series will be perfect for customers who are looking
for their truck to be tough and capable, but as a limited edition that will
stand apart from the other trucks on the road," said Lew Echlin, Ford Division
Super Duty F-Series marketing manager. "Platinum Edition customers will
have a Super Duty F-250 with every ounce of 'Built Ford Tough' towing power,
payloads and interior Crew Cab room, combined with a unique style and flair."
KY, September 20, 2000
Source: Ford Motor Company
Motor Company rolled a new, limited edition Super Duty F-Series
pickup off the line today at its Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville.
The "Platinum Edition" Super Duty F-250 will commemorate the
company's milestone of producing its one millionth Super Duty
F-Series since the truck's major redesign for the 1999 model
one million trucks in this segment in just two model years
- and sustaining the customer demand for them - is quite an
accomplishment," said Bill Osborne, vehicle line director
for Ford's over-8500-pound GVW trucks. "What better way to
celebrate that achievement than by producing a very special
truck for our loyal customers to mark the occasion?"
2001 Platinum Edition Ford Super Duty F-250 is offered with
the high-end Lariat trim level and the class-leading interior
room of Super Duty's Crew Cab configuration. It is also offered
as a 4x4 and has a 6-foot, ¾-inch bed. In addition to the
equipment standard with the Lariat trim level, the Platinum
Edition Super Duty F-250 will offer customers several unique
leather front and rear seats with "Platinum Edition" logo
Mats (front and rear) with "Platinum Edition" logo
front center console with chrome clip
exterior paint colors of Mineral Gray/Silver Metallic
door handles and tailgate handle
tubular running boards with platinum-colored step pads
platinum-colored Super Duty F-250 badging
Platinum Edition badging
in a Million
Duty Owner Joins the Celebration
Reaching this milestone would not have been possible
without loyal Super Duty F-Series customers who have
continued demand for the trucks and propelled sales
of the Super Duty to approximately 40 percent of total
such customer is Larry Carroll, from Houston, Texas
- the heart of the truck market. Larry was flown to
Kentucky Truck Plant to join the celebration and to
take possession of his truck - the millionth unit to
roll off the line - during today's celebration.
"Larry epitomizes our Super Duty F-Series customer,"
says Echlin. "He has owned more than one dozen Ford
trucks in his lifetime, he is active in his community,
he leads an active lifestyle, and he estimates that
he has put more than one million miles on his Ford trucks.
How appropriate - the one millionth Super Duty F-Series
truck going to a customer who has logged one million
sells more over-8500-pound GVW trucks than any of its
competitors combined. The Super Duty F-Series lineup,
including Super Duty F-250 through F-550 is built at
the Kentucky Truck Plant with supplemental production
at the Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico. The Kentucky
Truck Plant employs more than 6,000 people, who also
produce the Ford Excursion SUV.
edition "Platinum Edition" Super Duty F-250 will be built at Ford's Kentucky
Truck Plant in Louisville. It will be available primarily to customers
in the Southwest region of the United States beginning next month, and
will carry an MSRP of $1,595 over the price of a regular production Super
Duty F-250 Lariat with the same configuration.