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The Ford Shelby GT350 Heritage Package pays tribute to the past

The past had witnessed Ken Miles, an extraordinary racing driver

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Ken Miles was a relatively unknown character. Yet he was one of the most talented drivers of his time, having set several lap records at Le Mans behind the wheel of the Ford GT40 in 1966. Before that, Miles had also made his mark at the wheel of another Ford, the 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350.

To pay tribute to Miles 55 years later, Ford is unveiling two new cars: the Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R Heritage Edition. These two cars will feature the Wimbledon white paint with the Guardsman Blue stripes. The Shelby logos at the front and rear are also in the same blue shade.

The Shelby GT350 became a legendary car when Miles drove it to victory at Green Valley Raceway in Texas on February 14, 1965. Since then, nobody sees the Shelby GT350 as it used to be. The Shelby GT350 and GT350R Heritage Edition inherit last year's technical updates. For example, there's a new steering rack and a recalibrated electric steering.

In the U.S., the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 starts at $60,440 before tax. The sportier GT350R version raises this price to $73,435. The Heritage Edition package is priced at $1,965. Orders are already open, and the first units should be delivered by this spring.

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