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2020 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350 HERITAGE EDITION WEARS THROWBACK COLORS

The Limited-Run GT350 And GT350R Will Come To Market In Springtime

Muscle Cars

55 years ago, before Ken Miles took the Ford GT40 race car to Le Mans (and well before Hollywood made a movie about it), the plucky Brit piloted a 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350 fastback coupe on the race track. To remember this, there’s the newly announced 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition Package.

The limited-run 2020 Shelby GT350 (and GT350R) Heritage Edition fastbacks are all finished in throwback Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue race stripes in a nod to the 1965 GT350 competition model developed by Carroll Shelby.

Fun fact: the United States has sported blue and white as its assigned international racing colors since the 1950s. Additional Heritage Edition cues for this special edition 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 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.

As recent as the 2019 model year, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 received several performance upgrades. These include revised front chassis geometry for improved steering feel, plus revised antilock braking and magnetic damper tuning for improved stability and handling for both the track and the street. From there, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350R gets a redesigned high-trail steering knuckle leveraged from the all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. It also features a new steering rack and recalibrated electric power steering control.

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition Package will run an extra $1,965 on top of the muscle car’s MSRP of $60,440. Meanwhile, the Shelby GT350 has a starting MSRP of $73,435 – which is ironically more expensive than the base price of the 760 hp Shelby GT500 (although the price ceiling for the GT500 is much higher).

Dealers are taking orders for Heritage Edition Package vehicles now, with cars slated to ship this spring. All Ford Mustangs are built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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