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(No disrespect) But none of this is relative to what i posted in the first place. All i said was In My Opinion i think the visor is what makes a Platinum a Platinum. All i know is, that there is still the possibility that these visors were removed yesterday or the second day they were on the lot. My dad worked for Ford for 10 years and he told me he has never seen a Platinum come off the lot without a visor. That being said, im not saying there is a possibility that there was but i do know that alot of people took them off because they disliked the visor. So no disrespect and thank your for the pager message i requested! :ford:
 

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09/20/2000 - The 2001 Platinum Edition Ford Super Duty F-250 .: News

Source: Ford Motor Company

The 2001 Platinum Edition Ford Super Duty F-250

Louisville, KY, September 20, 2000 - Ford 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 year.

"Producing 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?"

The 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, _-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 features:


Two-tone leather front and rear seats with "Platinum Edition" logo
Floor Mats (front and rear) with "Platinum Edition" logo
Unique front center console with chrome clip
Color-keyed grille
Solid chromed bumper
Two-tone exterior paint colors of Mineral Gray/Silver Metallic
Color-keyed windshield visor
Color-keyed door handles and tailgate handle
Chrome tubular running boards with platinum-colored step pads
Unique platinum-colored Super Duty F-250 badging
Special Platinum Edition badging

"The Platinum 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."

The limited 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.
 

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:shrug:Still, I couldnt tell you if this means they all came with a visor or only some.
 

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In May of 2001 I went to Planet Ford near Houston truck shopping. The first truck I was interested in was a Platinum F250, so interested that I left a cash deposit and drove it home that night on an extended test drive. If it had not been 4wd I would have bought it despite it's 40,000+ dollar prioce tag at the time. It was brand new and did not have a visor.
I took it back the next afternoon and bought an F150 Supercrew....they had just come out and were different...I even bought a silver one because I liked the color of the Platinum so much.

I can assure you, they did NOT all come with visors.
Notice 2 of the pics I put up are Texas trucks like I mentioned earlier. The one has a ranch hand bumper and some different tires...do you really think someone went through the trouble on a stock truck to remove something like a visor that would require bodywork and paint?
 

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Ok thanks!
 

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Hey, I saw your post on another forum, how much did your dealer say the replacement orange ones were. Otherwise I'd go in on clear with you, I also googled it and there are a hand full of guys on the various forums looking for the same thing.

John
 

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I just bought a plat that has the visor removed and missing. I am interested in buy one if anyone has one they want to part with. thanks
 

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Unbroken, you can hate it when your right but you are wrong, some dealers did take the time to have the visors pulled off to make the Platinum on there lot a "one of a kind over the others" the Ford dealer in Winnie texas did this as did the Ford dealer in New Orleans, All Platinums left the factory with the visors.
 

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Update I made a prototype set for my truck 2 months after my original post. worked great! now months later.. i already successfully made two sets for two other people with platinums. so if anybody needs a set made email me. [email protected] only thing is it's going to be clear or smoked. I'll see if I can try to get some time on the weekends soon from work to try to come up with a way to make a amber set.
 
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