Updated Ford Shelby GT350 and GT350R get exclusive versions

Updated Ford Shelby GT350 and GT350R get exclusive versions

December 19, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The automaker has just announced that both versions of the legendary muscle car will receive a limited edition version of the Heritage Edition Package. This model performance is dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the GT350 and the historic 1965 Carroll Shelby coupe.

Back in August of this year, Ford showed the Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R “charged” sports coupe in the 2020 model year. The cars received some significant mechanical improvements — the revised front chassis geometry, a new steering rack, and calibrated power steering. Apparently, these will not be the only updates for the new model year, as the automaker has just announced that both versions of the legendary muscle car will receive a limited edition version of the Heritage Edition Package.

This model performance is dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the GT350 and the historic 1965 Carroll Shelby coupe.

The car body in an exclusive performance will receive the classic Wimbledon White color with Guardsman Blue side stripes and racing stripes that will make them look like the GT350 racing models of the 1965 model. These machines were created by the legendary Shelby. There will be special badges on the front and back, and there will be another nameplate in the cabin, talking about the features of this version of the model. In addition, the GT350R receives all-black seats with red stitching.

  “Looking back, we decided to note that Ford and Carroll Shelby created a true masterpiece in the mid-60s – a very important milestone in the history of the Mustang sports model,” comments Jim Owens, marketing manager for Ford Mustang. “Thanks to their original bodywork, impressive dynamic performance that Mr. Shelby could only dream of, Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R Heritage Edition Package are a significant tribute to the Shelby brand heritage.”

 So, the Heritage Edition package is already available for ordering from brand dealers at a minimum price of $ 60,440 for the GT350, and $ 73,435 for the GT350R. Production starts at the beginning of 2020, and the first deliveries to customers are scheduled for next spring.