Shelby American will stop taking orders for the Ford Mustang-based Shelby GT350 at the end of 2013. John Luft, Shelby American president, said in a statement that when they unveiled the latest version of the Shelby GT350 – which he described as one of the “world's most celebrated, iconic muscle cars" – they vowed to build it for a limited time to “preserve its collectability and value.”
He remarked that Shelby American is now planning their next “ultimate performance model." Modifications for the Shelby GT350 include new fascias, a racing suspension and a short-throw shifter. The customization kit for the Shelby GT350 starts at $26,995 on top of the base price of the Ford Mustang while the supercharged version starts at $33,995.
Shelby American remarked that the concept behind the current GT350 “was to build a car that is light, nimble and powerful." Using a 'small block' 5.0-liter Ford Mustang GT as basis for the Shelby GT350, Shelby American improved or replaced every important aspect of the car, resulting to customised performance unit that stays true to the spirit of the 1960's Shelby GT350.
For interested customer, they have until December 31, 2013, to place their orders for the Shelby GT350. Production of all current models like the Shelby GTS, GT500 Super Snake and Shelby 1000, Shelby Raptor muscle truck and Shelby Focus ST will continue.