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Ford takes Mustang back to Shelby roots in Heritage Edition GT350

Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition package comes in limited numbers for $2,500 premium

Published: December 27, 2019, 10:30 PM
Updated: January 2, 2020, 5:27 AM

2020 Mustang Shelby GT350

Ford is paying homage to one of Carroll Shelby’s historic creations, the 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350, with a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition package dressing up the car in unique throwback livery.

Mustang Shelby GT350 old and new

The Mustang Shelby GT350 became an instant classic at the hands of Ken Miles, who also drove the famed GT40 to legendary status at Le Mans and 55 years later, Ford is bestowing classic colours on the new model, dressing it up in Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue striping.

“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.”

2020 Mustang Shelby GT350

The package will be available in limited numbers for the Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R, starting production in early 2020. It will carry a $2,500 premium over MSRPs ($76,425 and $92,420, respectively). The package will also include exterior badges in Guardsman Blue and a unique instrument panel badge.

The interior also features black leather seating stitched in red, and all GT350 and GT350 cars get redesigned high-trail steering knuckles leveraged from the high-performance GT500, a new steering rack and recalibrated power steering.