Rae Simpson of the Taranaki Mustang Club from New Plymouth in New Zealand submitted these pictures of a wonderful 1966 Shelby Mustang GT-350 S, residing in New Zealand since 2002. It's owned by Graham Snell and as the legend goes it was this car that appeared on one of the original factory posters of the 1966 Shelby Mustang.
It's car number 349 from the 1966 model year (VIN number 6S349) which was sold on December 10, 1965 to Hi-Performance Motors Inc. in California. Factory installed options were Le Mans racing stripes, rear seats and an automatic transmission.
Since it was delivered this car has had 6 owners in the US, amongst them Keith Harvery of Performance Automotive Warehouse and Craig Conley of Paradise Wheels. It still is in largely unrestored condition and retains its originally numbered engine, transmission and rear axle set-up.
The 1966 model was in a way a softened version of the uncompromising racing-oriented 1965 model. It had smaller wheels, a more standard front suspension, easier to install traction bars and the limited slip differential ("Detroit Locker") and Koni adjustable shock absorbers had moved to the options list.
In this case automatic transmission was modified by Shelby into a heavy-duty version. In the rear this car still has the over-axle traction bars of the 1965 model.
A great car that deserved a special page, I'm sure you'll agree with me.