February 22, 2013 4:00 PM
Talk about first class! Now your mail can arrive in style with the
new Muscle Cars Forever stamps from the U.S. Postal Service.
The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and the 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda are
both featured in the stamp collection. The USPS says, "each of
these cars represents the adventurous spirit of the muscle-car era.
Fast, powerful and eye-catching, muscle cars roared their way onto
America's roads in the 1960s."
Dodge Charger Daytona
Designed to dominate the racetrack, the outrageously
styled 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was powered by a standard
440-cubic-inch, 375-horsepower Magnum engine. A limited number of
Daytonas came equipped with a 426-cubic-inch HEMI, a race-inspired
engine. The car also featured multiple additions designed to boost
aerodynamics, including a nearly two-foot-tall, rear-mounted wing.
Other signature touches included thick body stripes containing the
word “DAYTONA.” The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was
distinctive and rare; only 503 were produced.
Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda
The Hemi 'Cuda, the performance-oriented alter-ego of the
standard 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, oozed power. The car's
426-cubic-inch HEMI engine was a 425-horsepower beast. The Hemi
'Cuda was "our angriest, slipperiest-looking body shell-wrapped
around ol' King Kong hisself," one Plymouth advertisement bellowed.
The Hemi 'Cuda's styling was an extension of the car's bold ethos.
It was available in several eye-popping color choices, such as
Lemon Twist, Lime Light and Vitamin C. Fewer than 700 Hemi 'Cudas
The stamps got a very fitting official kickoff at Daytona
International Speedway today and they are also
and in post offices around the country.
The Muscle Cars stamps are being issued as Forever stamps in
self-adhesive sheets of 20 (4 of each design). Forever stamps are
always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce
rate and they're made in the USA.
To get your hands on one of these slick new stamps, click
here or race to the nearest post office.