The Shelby GT350 is going out of production.
Shelby American announced today that it will stop making its custom limited-run Ford Mustang by the end of 2013 as we approach the debut of the new 2015 Ford Mustang.
Though ostensibly just a 2011-2014 Mustang GT with some bolt-ons, the GT350 is quite a special pony, especially given the 350-unit-per-year run that Shelby planned. The GT350 needs just 3.7 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph. Though quick, the Shelby GT350 is pricey.
Offered in naturally aspirated or supercharged forms making anywhere from 450-624 hp, the GT350 costs $26,995 to $33,995, plusthe donor Mustang. The original 1965-1967 Shelby GT350 was also a low-volume special, but Shelby says it won't announce how many new GT350s were sold until the end of the production run.
"The demand for the Shelby GT350 continues to be strong and this decision in no way indicates a lack of interest," Shelby American president John Luft tells us.
Shelby says it will accept orders on the GT350 through December 31, 2013. After that, we expect it will start preparing for the next-generation 2015 Ford Mustang while churning out its Shelby GTS, GT500 Super Snake and Shelby 1000 Mustangs, Shelby Raptor, and Shelby Focus ST.
Source: Shelby American