Thursday, October 16, 2008

Stamp Collector's Car on New Stamp

The USPS News Link reports one of the featured vehicles on the recently released “50’s Fins and Chrome” stamps — a 1957 Chrysler 300C — is owned by George McKovich of Twin Falls, ID - an avid stamp collector.

According to the article, "McKovich has owned the car since 1999. The car underwent an off-the-frame restoration a few years later. It’s considered a rarity, because Chrysler only made 1,767 coupes that year, and just 180 were red. Of the original number, only 380 remain."

McKovich, says having his own vehicle on a stamp is special. “A hundred years from now, kids will be putting this stamp in their books. This is a way to leave a legacy,” he said.

Shown above, George McCovitch with the 1957 Chrysler 300C used as the model for one of the "50's Fins and Chrome" stamps.

For more cars on stamps, click here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM