Racing to the Post Office

Rumble at the post office

The recent release of the Muscle Car Stamp collection by the Postal Service was a big hit for fans of the powerful vehicles. Not only did it rev up stamp sales, it allowed some to relive fond memories of driving the rumbling beasts, and others to enjoy a sense of wonder without having to sit behind the wheel of one.

Interest in muscle cars hasn’t waned in the decades since their release, and new versions of classic styling have made a dramatic comeback in recent years. Even as the impressive autos slide their way on showroom floors, interest in the original versions remains high.

A 1970 Chevelle SS, for example, sold at auction in 2012 for $198,000. As impressive as that value is, the sale price of a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda in 2011 dwarfed that figure at a whopping $1,705,000.

Auction companies continue to draw large crowds for the polished and carefully detailed vehicles. Automobile enthusiasts enjoy gravitating to these events around the country to admire their favorite models and enjoy getting close to mechanical creations they’ve only admired in photographs.

What ever happens to the value of these vehicles in the future, the desire to enjoy them seems unlikely to fade anytime soon.

When it comes to other vehicles as subjects in a future stamp series, what models do you think should be considered?

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous

     /  April 26, 2013

    Model As + Ts for starters !

  2. Anonymous

     /  April 26, 2013

    Camaro

  3. Anonymous

     /  April 26, 2013

    Chevy Camaro, Corvette

  4. Jonn

     /  May 6, 2013

    Ooo, classic corvettes! Drool….

    Count me in on a set of those.

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