1967 Shelby GT500 Ford Mustang Featured On US Postage Stamp

Posted by on February 10, 2013 - more
1967-Shelby-Mustang-Stamp_2

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]


38 Comments

  1. DENNIS says:

    Shelby GT 500’S came with a 428CJ not a 427.

  2. I am very happy to read this. This is the type of manual that needs to be given and not the accidental misinformation that is at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

  3. As I web site possessor I believe the content material here is rattling excellent , appreciate it for your hard work. You should keep it up forever! Good Luck.

  4. I love it when people come together and share opinions, great blog, keep it up.

  5. Those are yours alright! . We at least need to get these people stealing images to start blogging! They probably just did a image search and grabbed them. They look good though!

  6. your cab says:

    I was wondering if you ever considered changing the page layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 images. Maybe you could space it out better?

  7. Hi there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the fantastic work!

  8. quit smoking says:

    Pretty element of content. I simply stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to say that I acquire in fact loved account your blog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing to your augment and even I success you access persistently rapidly.

  9. Greetings! Very helpful advice on this article! It is the little changes that make the biggest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  10. Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back at some point. I want to encourage one to continue your great work, have a nice day!

  11. You are my inhalation, I have few web logs and very sporadically run out from to brand.

  12. It’s really a great and useful piece of info. I’m glad that you just shared this useful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I have been checking out many of your posts and i must say nice stuff. I will surely bookmark your site.

  14. seo hero says:

    Valuable info. Lucky me I found your site by accident, and I am shocked why this accident didn’t happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  15. hero says:

    I have learn some excellent stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you put to make this kind of excellent informative website.

  16. Hey, you used to write wonderful, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your tremendous writings. Past few posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!

  17. Hola! I’ve been reading your site for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic job!

  18. Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good gains. If you know of any please share. Thank you!

  19. I genuinely appreciate your piece of work, Great post.

  20. Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any suggestions?

  21. Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips and hints for novice blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.

  22. Topix says:

    You really make it appear really easy with your presentation but I to find this matter to be really one thing which I feel I would by no means understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I am having a look forward in your next put up, I will attempt to get the hold of it!

  23. I really appreciate this post. I¦ve been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You’ve made my day! Thanks again

  24. Your place is valueble for me. Thanks!…

  25. just beneath, are a lot of entirely not related internet sites to ours, on the other hand, they are certainly worth going over

  26. I’ve been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or blog posts in this kind of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this website. Studying this information So i’m glad to convey that I’ve a very good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I so much no doubt will make certain to do not omit this web site and give it a glance on a constant basis.

  27. beton lave says:

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too great. I actually like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it sensible. I can not wait to read far more from you. This is really a tremendous website.

  28. I have not checked in here for a while since I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are good quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend :)

  29. Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

  30. web page says:

    F*ckin’ amazing things here. I’m very glad to see your post. Thanks a lot and i’m looking forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  31. Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Appreciate it

  32. Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is fantastic, as well as the content!

  33. I like this post, enjoyed this one thankyou for putting up.

  34. Hi would you mind letting me know which web host you’re using? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you suggest a good hosting provider at a reasonable price? Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

  35. our site says:

    I am glad to be one of many visitants on this outstanding web site (:, thankyou for posting.

  36. this link says:

    Rattling wonderful visual appeal on this site, I’d rate it 10 10.

  37. Make money working online! Click the link.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *