Rumble at the Postal Service

Rumble at the post office

The sound of a rumbling engine at a nearby Post Office can only mean one thing – the latest Muscle Car stamp issue has arrived!

A total of five of the most powerful automobiles from the 1960s and 1970s have skidded their way onto the surface of the Feb. 22 stamp release. At the starting line, we have:

The 1966 Pontiac GTO – powered by a 335-horsepower, 389-cubic-inch V8 engine, this Italian-named Grand Turismo Omologato went from 0-60 in 6.8 seconds. It was originally born from the merger of an intermediate-sized Pontiac Tempest LeMans with the engine of a full-sized sedan, and quickly became its own unique sensation.

The 1967 Shelby GT-500 – only 2,048 of these sleek automobiles were manufactured, but the impressive design and 428-cubic-inch, 355-horsepower Police interceptor engine left an indelible impression on the baby boomer generation that lives on this day.

The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona – winning the checkered flag at its NASCAR debut in Sept. 1969, the flashy design was and still remains an immediate head-turner. It’s nearly two-foot tall, rear mounted wing is one of the most distinctive aspects of this rare vehicle that houses a 440-cubic-inch, 375-horsepower Magnum engine. Only 503 Daytonas were ever produced.

The 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda – with less than 700 of these mighty vehicles ever to roll off the assembly line, the Cuda is packed with pure power in its 426-cubic-inch, 425-horsepower Hemi engine. Released in a variety of flashy colors, the car came equipped with an attention-grabbing Shaker hood scoop that vibrated as air flowed through it.

The 1970 Chevelle SS – the powerful Super Sport not only looks aggressive, but also had the engine power to back up its perceived ferociousness. Housed with the available 454-cubic-inch, 450-horsepower LS-6 engine, this beast left many competitors on the track in the dust.

This five-part set is revving up at a Post Office near you, so be sure to wave the checkered flag at these impressive vehicles and pick up a set today.

What other muscle cars do you think could be in a follow-up stamp series?


1 Comment

  1. Jonn

     /  March 5, 2013

    Who is going to buy this stamp set? Me! These care are so awesome, and since the cost of one is worth more than my house, I think framing a set and sticking it on my wall is the next best thing. USPS should have done a raffle on this set. Anyone who buys one will be entered into a contest to drive one of Richard Petty’s cars with the racing legend in the passenger seat, all expenses paid. Cost? $2-3k. Benefit? TONS more in sales = no brainer good deal. I’d buy 10 of the things for that opportunity.

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