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Subtle & Effective Nostalgia: Ford Debuts 2020 Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition

In case you haven't been paying attention, there's been a lot of interest in Ford's heritage lately, particularly when it comes to the company's racing history with a Texan named Carroll Shelby. To capitalize on this and at the same time to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the original 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang, Ford has just announced a Heritage Edition Package that will be available on the 2020 Shelby GT350 and GT350R.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Heritage Edition

While the Heritage Edition Package doesn't include any mechanical or performance upgrades, it does a great job of connecting the modern Shelby GT350 with the original. All cars equipped with the package will be painted in Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue racing stripes going over the top and down the side of the car.

2020 and 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition

This scheme is the same that Shelby's original GT350 back in '65, and has since become perhaps the most iconic Mustang paint scheme ever. In addition to the unique paintwork, the cars will also get special Guardsman Blue badging on both the outside and inside.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Heritage Edition Rear

For just $1,965 (see what they did there?) the limited run Heritage Edition Package can be ordered now on either of the two 2020 GT350 models, with deliveries set to begin next spring.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Heritage Edition Front

Even with the arrival of the more powerful and more expensive Shelby GT500, the GT350 and GT350R continue to be two of the most exciting performance cars on sale today, and this nostalgic package should only make them more special.

And while on the subject of Ford and Carroll Shelby, if you haven't had a chance to check out Ford v Ferrari yet, you can read our impressions of the film right here.

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