1967 Shelby GT500 Ford Mustang Featured On US Postage Stamp

Posted by on February 10, 2013 - more

To honor the late Carroll Shelby, one man who helped shape the automotive world, our United States Post Office will offer “Muscle Cars” bundle of stamps, and one will feature a beloved classic, the ’67 Shelby GT500.

You know, that powerful 427 cubic inch Police Interceptor V8 engine generating 355 horsepower. They came available with a rear spoiler, rocker stripes, and optional Le Mans racing stripes. The headlights are mounted in the grille and the hood is all  fiberglass featuring a hood scoop. It has a longer nose, and roll bar and shoulder harnesses for the interior.

Another fun fact is that only 2,048 of these cars were built. While some I’m sure are kept in the garage anticipating sunny weekends, who knows how many of them have been wrecked or destroyed along the way. Some may still be playing hide and seek in long, forgotten barns.

The artist, South Californian Tom Fritz, used his oil paints to create this beautiful Ford Mustang, and of course the others, stamp based off of photographs with the intention to “capture the emotive quality of the vehicles.” These stamps will always fit the 1-ounce mail rate and come in a set of 20 with 4 stamps representing each car.

The other vehicles accompanying the Shelby GT500 that will be featured on the Forever Stamps will be the 1966 Pontiac GTO, 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda, 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, and a 1970 Chevelle SS.

If you use a lot of snail mail for your bills, you can send them in style starting February 22 at any United States Post Office or on their website, USPS.com.

Source: [MustangHeaven.com]