Football fans, this one isn't for you.
The Kansas City Royals were up until very recently one of the laughingstocks of professional baseball. That all changed in the last few years, though, and now the Royals are the World Series champs. To celebrate this, Ford has rolled out a special edition F-150. The MVP edition is as much a celebration of the team as it is the automaker’s ties to Kansas City. Ford has a plant there that makes, surprise, F-150 trucks! Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Ford has made a special truck for the Royals.
Back when the Royals won the World Series in 1985 the company created the Ranger MVP. This truck was inspired by that one, but it took a bit of prodding for Ford to build. Said prodding came from Olathe, Kansas, resident Marc Lassalle. He sent Ford an email last year saying the automaker should build a special truck to celebrate the team. Lassalle’s email led to the MVP Edition, of which only 300 will be made. The truck is based on the XLT F-150 and comes with the chrome package. It sports special badging (badge all the things), polished stainless rocker panels and spray-in bedliner. Of the 300 trucks 60 percent come in Flame Blue and the rest are in Oxford White.
According to The Kansas City Star, dealerships have already started advertising the limited edition truck with prices in the mid-$40,000s and higher. Lassalle himself is in talks to buy one and was present at the plant for the truck's debut. Seeing as how the MVP Edition probably wouldn't have existed without Lassalle emailing Ford, a dealership should probably just take the hit and give him one. (Or maybe Ford could slide him one?)