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Ford Will Sell 100 2015 Shelby GT350 Models; 37 GT350R Models

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2015 Ford Shelby GT350

2015 Ford Shelby GT350

Consistent with comments made earlier this month by Shelby brand chief Jim Owens, there was a very significant reason for Ford’s refusal to identify the all-new Shelby GT350 as a 2016 model. Reason being? There will be a 2015 Shelby GT350.

Granted, this run will by no means be easy to get ahold of. Ford announced that it will produce 100 2015 Shelby GT350 models before switching to the 2016 model year. Of this run, 50 will be equipped with the Technology Package and 50 will be equipped with the Track Package. Car collectors, start your engines.

If you want to take it to an entirely different level, you can be one of only 37 people to get a 2015 Shelby GT350R—the GT350’s lighter and quicker track-oriented variant. How did Ford arrive at this production number? It’s an homage to the two prototypes and 35 production competition models that comprised the original 1965 Shelby GT350.

“Fans of the Shelby brand are among the most passionate in the automotive industry,” said Henry Ford III, Ford Performance marketing manager. “To honor the passion of our fans for Shelby GT350’s 50th anniversary, a limited run of GT350 models will be built in 2015; these cars will be highly coveted by both Mustang and Shelby enthusiasts alike.”

Ford has yet to release any information on when the 2015 Shelby GT350 and GT350R will be available to order (or how much these extremely limited models will cost), but we expect more information to be divulged in the very near future. Stay tuned.