Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Shelby GT500 Muscle Car Forever Stamp

Created by award-winning artist Tom Fritz under the art
direction of Carl T. Herman, the 1967 Shelby GT500 is one
of five stamps in the U.S. Postal Service’s Forever stamps 
collection. (Photo: Business Wire)

Further to my last post, thought you might like this photo of the 1967 Shelby GT500 stamp, courtesy of Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc. The Shelby GT500 depicted in the stamp is shown in Guardsmen Blue with Wimbledon White stripes. 1967 was the first model year for this iconic car. According to Carroll Shelby Licensing, only 2,048 were built, each with a 428-cubic-inch Police Interceptor engine capable of 355 horsepower. While that’s not much compared to today’s Shelby’s, it was a lot of muscle at the time.

According to the artist, Tom Fritz, “The ‘67 Shelby is as legendary as the man who built it, so I wanted to keep with the traditional paint scheme and iconic look of one of the most popular muscle cars of all time.” Personally, I think he’s done a great job.

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