This summer, Shelby American announced that 2013 would be the last year of availability for its limited-run series of Shelby GT350 muscle cars. With the year soon coming to an end, Gaudin Ford and its Mustang specialist Manny Galvan are encouraging customers to place an order for the limited edition GT350 before the final date they will be accepted, Dec. 31.
“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.”
The 2012-14 GT350 follow the path of its predecessors. In the 1960s, Shelby American built the GT350 in small numbers for the 1965, 1966 and 1967 model years, making those cars among the most desirable, collectible vehicles on the planet. The 2013 edition will be no different.
The first (2011) model year 45th anniversary Shelby GT350s were all coupes clad in competition white with guardsmen blue stripes, just as Shelby American did with the initial car in 1965. In 2012, three more colors (red, blue and anniversary black/gold celebrating 50 years of Shelby American), as well as a convertible option were offered, similar to the options offered by Shelby American in 1966. For the 2013 model year, Shelby American again followed tradition with expanded color options, equipment choices and styling changes, while the performance improvements remained intact.
The concept behind the current GT350 was to build a car that is light, nimble and powerful. Beginning with the “small block” 5.0 liter Ford Mustang GT as its base, every aspect of the car is enhanced or replaced to create the ultimate, balanced performance pony car that is true to the spirit of the 1960s era Shelby GT350.
Orders are now being taken for all 2012-14 model year Shelby American GT350s through the end of 2013. Preorder list for the newly redesigned 2015 Mustang starts this week.
For more information, call Mustang Manny at 702-534-3094 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also see him at Gaudin Ford at 6625 Roy Horn Way in Las Vegas.