Jay Leno’s 2000 Harley-Davidson Ford F-150 Going to Auction

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Jay Leno loves high performance vehicles and he loves philanthropy, so it comes as little surprise that the famous TV funnyman has offered up his unique 2000 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition for auction, with the proceeds going to charity.

Leno’s 2000 Harley F-150 was a gift from Ford Motor Company, packing the supercharged V8 from the SVT Lightning. The blown 5.4L V8 would eventually become the standard engine in the HD F-150, but for the 2000 model year, Leno’s truck was the only one built with the supercharged 360 hp mill. It was also the very first production model of the 2000 Harley Davidson F-150, but the bigger news with this truck is that it was the only supercharged Harley truck built for 2000.

This truck has been in Jay Leno’s collection since it was given to him, but on January 29th, it will roll onto the block at the Barrett Jackson Scottsdale Auction in Arizona. Following the bidding war that is sure to ensue from this rare piece of automobilia hitting the auction block, the proceeds will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

So, if you want to buy one of the rarest high performance Ford trucks of all time, head to the Barrett Jackson auction later this month – but expect to pay serious money. Leno’s Dodge Challenger SRT8 was auctioned off last year with benefits going to USO, and that car sold for $360,000.

"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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