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Limited Edition 55th Anniversary Heritage GT350/R Mustang Coming Soon

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    LIMITED-EDITION SHELBY GT350, GT350R HERITAGE EDITION PACKAGE HONORS 55 YEARS OF TRACK-FOCUSED MUSTANG FASTBACK

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    • Heritage Edition Package available on 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R models features a unique throwback livery with Wimbledon White paint and Guardsman Blue side and over-the-top racing stripes
    • Car’s classic styling is a tribute to Carroll Shelby’s historic 1965 fastback coupe that helped establish the GT350 brand
    • Heritage Edition Package is available for ordering at Ford dealers now, with production starting in early 2020; package adds $1,965 to 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R MSRP
    DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 19, 2019 – A year before Ken Miles set lap records at Le Mans in Ford’s famed GT40, the noted race car driver and engineer made waves on the track in the first 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350 fastback coupe. Ford is celebrating this legacy 55 years later with a new limited-edition 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition Package.

    Miles made Shelby GT350 an instant legend when he drove it to victory at Green Valley Raceway in Texas on Feb. 14, 1965. Since then, the Shelby GT350 has been a Mustang icon.

    For 2020, Ford is producing a limited run of Heritage Edition fastbacks finished in classic Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue side and over-the-top race stripes in a nod to the 1965 GT350 competition model developed by Carroll Shelby. The United States has sported blue and white as its assigned international racing colors since the 1950s. Additional Heritage Edition cues include front and rear exterior badges finished in Guardsman Blue and a unique dash badge inside. GT350R models will feature all-black seats with red accent stitching.

    “Looking back on it, what Ford and Carroll Shelby created back in the mid-’60s was so important to Mustang,” said Jim Owens, Ford Mustang marketing manager. “With their authentic exterior livery, unique appointments and performance Ken could have only dreamed of, the Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R Heritage Edition Package vehicles are a meaningful tribute to the legacy of the Shelby brand.”

    The throwback Heritage Edition Package comes a year after Shelby GT350 received a host of upgrades. These include revised front chassis geometry for improved steering feel, plus revised antilock braking and MagneRide™ tuning for optimized aerodynamic components resulting in improved ride, stability and handling for both road and track. Shelby GT350R gets a redesigned high-trail steering knuckle leveraged from the all-new Shelby GT500 for 2020. It also features a new steering rack and recalibrated electric power steering control.

    The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 has a starting MSRP of $60,440, plus taxes, title, delivery and license fees; GT350R has a starting MSRP of $73,435, plus taxes, title, delivery and license fees. The Heritage Edition Package is available for $1,965. Dealers are taking orders for Heritage Edition Package vehicles now, with cars slated to ship this spring. Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R are proudly built with foreign and domestic parts at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.


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  2. PhoenixM3

    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    Must have!
     
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  3. blk02edge

    blk02edge Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Oooohhh that color is deadly. Just needs to lose the red calipers for black or blue.
     
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  4. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That's sharp. These cars look good in white.
     
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    cidsamuth Liberty Biberty Established Member

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    $2k for . . . blue stripes and a dash badge, essentially?
     
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  6. CobraJohn01

    CobraJohn01 Active Member Established Member

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    And a unique color. That's not the normal white that's been available.
     
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    cidsamuth Liberty Biberty Established Member

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    Okay
     
  8. DAVESVT2000

    DAVESVT2000 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Same white they did for the 50th anniversary cars.

    it’s almost like a pastel white, or appliance white
     
  9. tt335ci03cobra

    tt335ci03cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Basically an na gt500 in heritage colors with a manual.

    Heavy chub, no lie.


    Wanna wager what that $2k will accumulate and be worth in 40 years?
     
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    likely nothing of note really
     
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    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Premium Member Established Member

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    350R is one SEXY mofo.
     
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  12. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    That's the original color called Wimbledon White.
     
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    gimmie11s Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Will be a nice package for the collector.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Bingo, these things will be in a bubble somewhere.
     
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    I say they need to ditch the GT350 emblem on the fender for a snake. Being it has the GT350 rocker stripe. Otherwise I like it.


    Pick your poison.
     
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  16. CobraBob

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    That is SWEET! One of the best paint/stripe packages I've seen on an S550. I personally like the design of the new GT350s over the 2020 GT500. Toss in the Heritage Edition paint/stripes and I'm in. ;)
     
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    Dear Santa....
     
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    7998 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I like it.
     
  19. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    Can you imagine the ADM on this?!

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  20. black99lightnin

    black99lightnin move along Established Member

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    yep.

    beat me to it. Those 50th cars go for a premium over a regular 15 GT. from my searching 5-10K more.

    What ADM are you getting on 500's?
     

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