In the ever-expanding search for the next great half-ton pickup truck special edition, it's possible Ford has stumbled upon a unique package that could last forever, or at least until major league baseball stops playing the World Series.
The 2016 Ford F-150 MVP — most valuable pickup, get it? — is not only built at Ford's Kansas City, Mo., production plant, it is offered in only two colors — Oxford White or Blue Flame — in honor of the 2015 World Series champions, the Kansas City Royals. The MVP limited-run F-150 XLT SuperCrew will have unique badging, polished-steel lower rocker panels and a spray-in bedliner.
Ford will produce just 300 MVPs, and they'll only be available through Kansas City-area dealerships. Although Ford produced a Ranger MVP in 1985, when the Royals last won the World Series, this is the first time the popular F-150 has been used as a platform for this package. Pricing will likely start in the middle $40,000s, and it will be available in both 4x4 and 4x2 with either the EcoBoost or 5.0-liter V-8 engine.
No word on whether this might become a yearly special edition to support local dealerships and possibly the hometown charities of whatever team wins the World Series, or whether football and basketball also will get special-edition F-150s.