Shelby GT350 coming to the end of the line
2013 Shelby GT350 coupe
2013 Shelby GT350 convertible
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5th August, 2013
Shelby American has announced that 2013 will be the last year for its
limited-run series of Shelby GT350 muscle cars. Shelby American will take orders for the Las Vegas (USA) made Shelby
GT350 until the end of the year.
Production of all other Shelby performance cars will continue.
“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.”
Shelby American’s approach has always been to first make history and then repeat it. In the 1960’s, 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 first 2011 model year 45th Anniversary Shelby GT350’s 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 colours (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 colour options, equipment choices and styling changes, while the performance improvements remained
“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
honours our heritage.”
The concept behind the current GT350 was to build a car that is light, nimble and powerful. Beginning with the “small
block” 5.0 litre Ford Mustang GT as its base, every aspect of the car is enhanced or replaced to make the ultimate,
balanced performance pony car that is true to the spirit of the 1960’s era Shelby GT350.
“We’ve taken another page out of the ‘Carroll Shelby playbook’,” said Luft. “In the ever evolving automotive
market, we continue to adapt to meet customer needs. While we’ll look back on the current GT350 with great love and
devotion, as Carroll always said, ‘our favourite car is the next one we build’.”
Orders are now being taken for all 2012 - 2014 model year Shelby American GT350’s through the end of 2013; As of 1st
January, 2014, this chapter of Shelby American history will close.
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.
About Shelby American, Inc.
Founded by Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The
company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles; it
offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang.