Ford Announces Limited Run for 2015 Shelby GT350 and GT350R Models
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Shelby GT350, Ford says it will build a limited run of Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs for 2015.
The all-new Shelby GT350 features the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever. Only 100 models will feature a 2015 model year designation before production switches over to 2016.
The original Shelby GT350 was introduced in 1965, when Carroll Shelby developed and sold an FIA-homologated Mustang called the Shelby GT350 competition model. In addition to winning the Sports Car Club of America’s B Production national championship in 1965, 1966 and 1967, the car entered races throughout South America and Europe, including the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans.
There is heated debate among Shelby enthusiasts over how many 1965 GT350 competition models were built during the extremely limited production run. While Carroll Shelby insisted two prototype cars and 35 production models were built, most records show only 34 production models received serial numbers from the Shelby production facility.
For 2015, Ford will make sure there is no confusion about the number of GT350R models constructed; 37 cars will be built in Carroll Shelby’s memory.