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.......and if this has already been answered, I apologize in advance.

I just bought a M2 last October and have contemplated keeping it for a couple of years before getting a GT350, or possibly keeping it and adding the Shelby.
I thought I had some time to decide, until I saw that Ford's release date for the GT500 is coming soon (end of the year I believe?).

If that's the case, does anyone know for certain whether Ford will continue to produce the GT350 as well? I have ZERO interest in the GT500 and if I can't get a new GT350 beyond this year, that leaves with me a dilemma.

#first world problems.
 

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Just read on another forum that a Ford representative suggested there will be both in 2019. I hope not cause if so there goes the limited addition resale value of the 350.
 

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I've read that 2018 is the last year for the GT350. Makes sense that they wouldn't have the 350 and 500 out in the same year.
 

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Ive been seeing online, that apparently ford themselves (i dont know how true) said gt350 will have a 2019 model year production and the gt500 will be 2020 model year production. Meaning one more year of the gt350 after current 2018 model year. Previously ford had stated 2018 was last model year for gt350, now it sounds like it will be 2019. Idk how accurate that info is so yeah. I hope 2018 is in fact the last year. Regardless the R is the only one that may be worth more later in my opinion. Plenty non R cars have been built it seems.
 

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Yes, there are plenty of non-R GT350's out there. I doubt there will be any near term appreciation. Longer term (10+ years)-- probably so.

well I hope it's indeed 2019 as the last year, which gives me more time to get one.
 

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Ive been seeing online, that apparently ford themselves (i dont know how true) said gt350 will have a 2019 model year production and the gt500 will be 2020 model year production. Meaning one more year of the gt350 after current 2018 model year. Previously ford had stated 2018 was last model year for gt350, now it sounds like it will be 2019. Idk how accurate that info is so yeah. I hope 2018 is in fact the last year. Regardless the R is the only one that may be worth more later in my opinion. Plenty non R cars have been built it seems.
Based on Manufacture builds, they usually run on a 5-7 year cycle. I expect based on the timing of the announcement from Ford that we’ll see the GT500 in 2020 and the 350 will be rietired. Prob will see a GT500 and 500R... production announcements for the 500 from Ford won’t be made public for quite a while yet. So right on A1EX!
 

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Dealerships don't get the latest info on things like this before its released by Ford. Heck at my dealership the other day the lead salesman had me help him with answers to a test about the Shelby GT 350 he had to take on line. He said if he could get 90% correct he wouldn't have to watch the video and take it again. P.S. he got 100% thanks to me. I told him what I do know is from reading Shelby GT 350 forums etc.
 

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That's funny. But not surprising. Sales guy who sold me my 350 told me I could use any grade gasoline I wanted to in it. Hope everyone he tells that to goes home and reads the manual. :cool:
 

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As far as I could gather, the 500 was due out in 2019, but haven't seen any concrete reports. I was told by the owner of the dealership I ordered my 350 at that there are people who ordered one this year and didn't get one since the production was less than in 17. I don't have anything to back that up, just his word. I do know out of the 100 ordered befor the October run only 20 were built, thus I have been waiting since August. So how many more will be made? I think that is anyone's guess at this point.

As for the 500, I don't want the first year to be sure. Maybe not the second year. I will likely pay off my 18 and then order one so there is a 350 and 500 in my garage.

I am currently selling my 67 coupe and my 67 Camaro to make some room.

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I've also heard from various sources that GT350 production was cut back for 2018. So many rumors and so few facts.
 

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I'm afraid the GT350 is not a very rare car; the GT350r on the other hand, is 7x more rare.

Year GT350 GT350R
2015 100 37
2016 5643 526
2017 5951 906
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TOT 11594 1469

(**) 50 Track, 50 Tech package GT350 made in 2015

I frankly cannot see how they keep the lights on at Ford Performance; even with 10k profit per car they probably lose a TON of money but they categorize this work as part of the "Halo Car" work and charge it to the regular Mustang GT and Ecoboost Mustang projects which sell 115,000 cars per year.

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