Shelby American has announced that 2013 will be the last year of availability for the Shelby GT350, with the company taking new orders through December 31, 2013.
The current model Shelby GT350 was first introduced as a 2011 model year and was initially offered only in coupe form, painted competition white with guardsmen blue stripes. The following year, three more colors were added to production in addition to a convertible variant. For the 2013 model year, Shelby further expanded color options for the GT350, equipment choices, and gave the modified ‘Stang new styling changes.
Using a Ford Mustang GT as its base, the Shelby GT350 has 430 horsepower in naturally-aspirated form and 525 or 624 horsepower in supercharged form. An automatic transmission is only available with the naturally-aspirated model.
Pricing on the Shelby GT350 package starts at $26,995 for the naturally-aspirated model and $33,995 for the supercharged one. That pricing does not include the base cost of the Mustang GT.
“The Shelby GT350 is one of the world’s most celebrated, iconic muscle cars,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “When we unveiled this latest version of the Shelby GT350, we promised it would be built for a limited time to preserve its collectability and value. So we’ve been preparing for this day since 2010. In true Carroll Shelby fashion, we’re planning our next ultimate performance Shelby model.”
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