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Old 08-23-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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GT 350

So with Shelby announcing that they won't build anymore GT 350's after this year, it left me with a question.

From my understanding the GT 500 is a Shelby that is kind of "Off the line" while a GT 350 is you taking in your GT and getting it upgraded.

So assuming this is correct, then does that mean that come next year, you can not take your GT to Shelby anymore?
I seems like they wouldn't want to cut out something like that.

Will they just change names?
(ie: GT 400)
If its just a name change, then while do it…

Anyone have any info?
If I am wrong on my understanding, etc, please let me know
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I may be all wet but what I have heard is that Shelby American is closing down shop. Therefore Ford will no longer use the Shelby name and the hi-perf Mustang will revert to an SVT Cobra. This will leave Roush, Saleen and a few minor shops modding factory Mustangs.
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I may be all wet but what I have heard is that Shelby American is closing down shop. Therefore Ford will no longer use the Shelby name and the hi-perf Mustang will revert to an SVT Cobra. This will leave Roush, Saleen and a few minor shops modding factory Mustangs.
I am 99.99% sure that isn't true.

Its just the GT 350 that they are stopping
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I am 99.99% sure that isn't true.

Its just the GT 350 that they are stopping
You would be correct!

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I am 99.99% sure that isn't true.
Its just the GT 350 that they are stopping


Like I said, I may be all wet. That is a rumor circulating throughout MCA. Of course they could also be all wet. I guess no one will know for sure until April 17th.
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You would be correct!

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Shelby American announces the end of an era for a popular muscle car - VEGAS INC
So my answer was in that post…

"The company also is planning to debut a new high-performance vehicle."

So it will be a new name and they will change up what they do when they "upgrade" a vehicle (parts, looks, etc)
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Ok so what new muscle car are they working on?

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Lol. Jinx.
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Ok so what new muscle car are they working on?

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Lol. Jinx.
No one knows. Not until they release details about it
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Who cares about that when Gaplin is making the GTR1 5.4 TT 1000+HP beast.......


1,024HP Galpin GTR1 is what a Modern Day Ford GT Could Have Looked Like [w/Videos] - Carscoops
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Ima buy 3 of them and give one away to whom ever can pay the taxes lol.
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Who cares about that when Gaplin is making the GTR1 5.4 TT 1000+HP beast.......


1,024HP Galpin GTR1 is what a Modern Day Ford GT Could Have Looked Like [w/Videos] - Carscoops
Thats pretty cool.
And ONLY $1 Million…

The inside is NASTY looking, however… IMO
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Who cares about that when Gaplin is making the GTR1 5.4 TT 1000+HP beast.......

1,024HP Galpin GTR1 is what a Modern Day Ford GT Could Have Looked Like [w/Videos] - Carscoops
I'm sorry but that looks really stupid. I couldn't stand driving that for the shear look of it. It looks VERY similar to the Bullet from GTA:San Andreas
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I'm sorry but that looks really stupid. I couldn't stand driving that for the shear look of it. It looks VERY similar to the Bullet from GTA:San Andreas
It's a collector car. I would have no desire to own that or a lambo. The power is what makes it cool to me.
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"Shelby American, Inc. will end production of the current generation American muscle car, the Shelby GT350. Shelby American will take new orders for its GT350 through December 31, 2013. Production of all other Shelby performance cars will continue."

Article referencing the above. Shelby American Inc.

I know you can send a GT500 out to get it converted to a Super Snake. I'm sure they will come up with something. Keep in mind that Ford is supposed to be getting rid of the GT500 and going to the GT350. Probably the real reason why Shelby America will no longer produce them.

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"Shelby American, Inc. will end production of the current generation American muscle car, the Shelby GT350. Shelby American will take new orders for its GT350 through December 31, 2013. Production of all other Shelby performance cars will continue."

Article referencing the above. Shelby American Inc.

I know you can send a GT500 out to get it converted to a Super Snake. I'm sure they will come up with something. Keep in mind that Ford is supposed to be getting rid of the GT500 and going to the GT350. Probably the real reason why Shelby America will no longer produce them.

Ford to launch Shelby GT350 model in 2016, Mach 1 returning as well | Mustangs Daily

I sure as hell hope they don't do that.
IMO that is horrible!

Not to mention confusing as hell.

Shelby GT 350 (aka GT 350), then Ford GT 350 (aka GT 350)
It would make more sense why Shelby is stopping their production of the GT 350's.

Stick with Shelby!
Its the name more people know when it comes to Mustangs.
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Ford does not own Shelby tho so how could they produce a vehicle from the ford factory with the name Shelby?
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Ford does not own Shelby tho so how could they produce a vehicle from the ford factory with the name Shelby?
They wouldn't.

Instead of it being say, a Shelby Mustang GT 500, or Mustang Shelby GT 500, or simply Shelby GT 500,…

It would be something like:

Ford Mustang GT 350
SVT Ford Mustang GT 350
SVT Mustang GT 350
Mustang SVT GT 350,
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They could also still have a deal with Shelby to do a Shelby GT 500, or say Shelby GT 89328932 type of thing
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Yeah, just glancing at the article it said something about ford producing the "Shelby GT350". What I think has to be considered is the gt350 is more sought as a collector than the gt500 and the top gt350 pushes like 750hp.
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