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US Postal Service’s Latest Stamps Celebrate the American Muscle Car – Robb Report

The United States Postal Service's Pony Cars Forever stamp set

The United States Postal Service will celebrate one of America’s greatest contributions to auto manufacturing later this summer.

The USPS has announced that it will be releasing a new series of Forever stamps next month dedicated to the muscle car. The upcoming “Pony Car” set showcases some of the best performing vehicles ever built by American automakers, including the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger.

The stamps pay tribute to the new type of vehicle that appeared on American roads in the 1960s. It was around this time that automakers realized that younger drivers craved cars that were more stylish and fun than the utilitarian vehicles their parents drove. The result was the muscle car, a kind of performance vehicle that has become a uniquely American obsession. Nearly 60 years later, some of those vehicles, such as the Mustang, remain in production, while others, such as the Challenger, have risen from the dead more than once.

The “Pony Car” set features painted designs featuring five vehicles: the 1969 Mustang Boss 302, the 1969 Camaro Z/28, the 1969 AMC Javelin SST, the 1970 Challenger R/T, and the Mercury Cougar XR-7 1967 GT. Muscle car enthusiasts are a particularly passionate bunch, so we’re sure there will be some grumbling about models that didn’t make the cut, but we think this is a pretty solid selection. While each stamp costs 60 cents, they’re all Forever stamps, meaning you can use them to send a one-ounce letter anytime in the future, even if the postage has gone up.

This isn’t the first time USPS has released stamps inspired by the muscle car. A set of five stamps released in 2013 included the 1966 Pontiac GTO, the 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 and the 1970 Plymouth Hemi Baracuda. ​​It’s a testament to how much loved these cars are that there are still plenty of custom stamps out there . The USPS has also produced several sets to celebrate the cars of earlier decades, as well as another depicting some of the greatest Hot Wheels of all time.

If you especially like muscle cars, stamps or both, you can attend the event on the first day of the “Pony Car” set in the Great US Stamp Show in Sacramento, California, on Aug. 25. Which can: RSVP free for the event through the USPS website.

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