We recently visited the Shelby Heritage Center in Las Vegas, where I got to see Carroll Shelby’s iconic 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350 fastback coupe in the flesh, sporting its Wimbledon White paint and Guardsman Blue racing stripes. It’s such a historic vehicle, and it still looks amazing after all of these years.
Ford is celebrating this legacy 55 years later with a new limited-edition 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition Package, which features that unique throwback livery. For the 2020 model year, Ford is producing a limited run of Heritage Edition GT350 and GT350Rs 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.
Additional Heritage Edition cues include front and rear exterior badges finished in Guardsman Blue and a unique dash badge inside. Both GT350R models will feature all-black seats with red accent stitching.
“Looking back on it, what Ford and Carroll reated 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 Miles 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.”
The throwback Heritage Edition Package comes a year after the Shelby GT350 received a host of upgrades, including 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.
Meanwhile, the Shelby GT350R gets a redesigned high-trail steering knuckle leveraged from the all-new 2020 Shelby GT500, which we recently drove. It also features a new steering rack and recalibrated electric power steering control.
The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 has a starting MSRP of $60,440, while the Shelby GT350R has a starting MSRP of $73,435. The Heritage Edition Package is available for $1,965, which isn’t too bad given it’s limited numbers, not to mention just how good it looks.
Dealers are taking orders for Heritage Edition Package vehicles now, with cars slated to ship this spring. We know Carroll would be proud of this sweet ride!
What do you think of the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition Package?