Author: Jason / Date: August 11, 2022 / Tags: classic cars
(RareCarMarket.com) – Car enthusiasm has been a big part of American culture for decades. At the heart of the country’s passion for vehicles is none other than the pony car. Light, small, and full of power, these rides rightfully earned their spot in history. Now the United States Postal Service (USPS) is showing them some love by immortalizing them with their own stamps.
Just weeks ago, the USPS announced it would be releasing five new stamps, each depicting a different pony car. The featured vehicles include the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302, 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT, and the 1969 AMC Javelin SST. Each one a classic in it s own right.
In contrast to the era’s muscle cars, pony cars were more compact, manufactured with mass production parts, and came with a small block V8 or V6 engine. These vehicles were affordable yet fun to drive. By the 1970s, the pony car achieved iconic status thanks to multiple movie appearances like the Bond films “Goldfinger” and “Diamonds Are Forever” as well as classics like the original 1974 version of “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
USPS chief technology officer and executive vice president, Scott Bombaugh, noted these cars were designed to please the younger generation. In 1964 Ford did just that with the Mustang, and the rest is history. Bombaugh mentioned these classics brought a “youthful spirit” to the world of automobiles. The USPS seems to be capturing that feeling in these commemorative stamps.
Will you be getting your hands on any of these stamps?
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