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Shelby American To Kill Off The GT350

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To preserve its collectability and value, says Shelby American, they decided to end the production of the GT350 models at the conclusion of this year. They car has always been proud of its ‘limited-run’ status, and now after three years of production, it is going to sit out and make way for the next Shelby performance car.

Shelby did the same thing with the first-gen Mustang, producing the GT350 version in 1965, 1966 and 1967. Those cars are now among the most sough after version of the ‘Stang. The hope is that some day the current GT350 would become a classic as well. So if you are looking for a sound investment, you should consider getting one while you can. They will be taking orders until December 31.

The Shelby GT350, for those who are not familiar with it, is a lightened and focused version of the Mustang GT. It features the same “small block” 5.0 liter V8 as the GT, but every other aspect of the car is enhanced for a more enjoyable drive. It comes in both Coupe and Convertible variants, and Shelby’s signature stripes and graphics.

So the GT350 will be gone at the end of this year, but production will continue on all existing models, including the Shelby GTS, GT500 Super Snake and Shelby 1000, Shelby Raptor muscle truck and hot hatch Shelby Focus ST.

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“The Shelby GT350’s rich history is well-documented,” said Shelby American Vice President of Production Gary Davis. “People value that heritage and tell us that they want this car to equal that exclusivity. We’re staying true to our commitment to deliver a small block car with high performance, unique styling and collectability in a way that honors our heritage.”

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