In order to eliminate any doubt or confusion the fans might have about the new Shelby GT350 Mustang, Ford announced the official production numbers for both the normal and R version of the high-performance muscle car. The numbers are determined by looking back at the early models.
So basically Ford asked themselves what would Carroll Shelby do, and they came up with the following numbers: There will be only 100 Shelby GT350 Mustang in 2015, of which 50 will be equipped with the Technology Package and 50 equipped with the Track Package.
As for the Shelby GT350R, production will be limited to 37 units in honor of Carroll’s 1965 FIA-homologated Mustang called the Shelby GT350 competition models (two prototype cars and 35 production models). Each of the production Shelby GT350 models will receive a special serial number plaque to highlight its significance.
“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.”