Why Ford Is Limiting Production of the 2105 Shelby GT350R and GT350

Normally, when a domestic manufacturer announces a special edition, the production numbers are in the hundreds, if not thousands. Ford, though, is limiting production of the 2015 Shelby GT350R to 37 and the GT350 to only slightly more. The explanation why requires a bit of a history lesson.  As Ford relates, in 1965, Carroll Shelby developed and sold an FIA-homologated Mustang called the Shelby GT350 competition model. Homologation in racing basically requires manufacturers to build a certain amount of models to compete in various championships. In effect, it stops them from making one-offs that have nothing to do with a car’s reality. Apparently, Shelby was supposed to make 37 versions of his Shelby GT350 competition model. He fudged the books and reportedly only made 36, including two prototypes and 34 competition versions. RELATED: See More Photos of the 1965 Shelby GT350 So, Ford, to clear the air, is going to build exactly 37 of the 2015 GT350R models. Looking for something slightly less exclusive? Ford also announced it’s going to build only 100 of the 2015 Shelby GT350 models. Of these, 50 will be equipped with the Technology Package and 50 equipped with the Track Package. Ford is making the limited run just so it has a 50th anniversary edition, but no pricing has been announced yet. Production numbers will rise for the 2016 model. RELATED: See More Images of the late-great GT500 Mustang RELATED: Check out the super exclusive 2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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