Limited Edition 2020 Shelby GT350 (R) Heritage Edition
For 2020, Ford is producing a limited edition Heritage Edition Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang to celebrate 55 years of the Shelby GT350. The first Shelby GT350 was produced in 1965 and instantly became a legend, on the track, when Ken Miles drove it to victory at Green Valley Raceway in Texas. Its fastback exterior was painted Wimbledon White with Guardsmen Blue racing stripes. The 2020 Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition is a tribute to Carroll Shelby’s historic 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback.
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“Looking back on it, what Ford and Carroll Shelby created back in the mid-’60s was so important to Mustang,”Jim Owens
Since the beginning of organized motor sports events, vehichles competing in, Formula One, sports car racing, touring car racing or any other international auto racing competition painted their cars in standarized racing colors. These colors represented the nation of origin of the car or driver. The United States colors were blue and white.
Wimbledon White first made its appearance on Mustang during the first year of production back in 1964.5. Since then, it has graced many Mustangs since then. In recent years, Wimbledon White was offered on the 2015 50th anniversary Mustang and the 10 millionth Mustang was also painted Wimbledon White.
The Heritage Edition Package will cost $1,965
The Heritage Edition will be a limited run only available on 2020 Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs. The package will include:
- Wimbledon White exterior paint with Guardsmen Blue over-the-top racing stripes
- Front and rear exterior badges finished in Guardsmen Blue
- Unique dash plauque on the inside of the vehicle
- GT350R models will feature all black seats with red accent stitching
2020 Shelby GT350 models received a few upgrades from the outgoing 2019 Shelby GT350 models. Revisions include front chassis geometry for improved steering feel, plus revised antilock braking and MagneRide tuning. Shelby GT350R gets a redesigned high-trail steering knuckle leverage from the 2020 Shelby GT500. It also features a new steering rack and recalibrated electric power steering control.
’20 GT350 will start at a MSRP of $60,440 plus tax, title, delivery and license fees. While the more track oriented, Shelby GT350R models will start at a MSRP of $73,435 plus taxes, title, delivery and license fees.
“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.”Jim Owens