In honor of the first 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350 coupe, Ford is rolling out limited-edition Heritage Editions for the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R. They’ll be 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.
1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback
According to a Ford press release
, 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. The Shelby GT350 became an instant legend when Miles drove it to victory at Green Valley Raceway in Texas on Feb. 14, 1965. Since that day 55 years ago, the Shelby GT350 has been a Mustang icon.
Heritage Edition Highlights
- 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
The United States has sported the Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue 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.”
Shelby GT350 Updates
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.
Pricing and Availability
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 built with foreign and domestic parts at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.