Help save the USPS, buy these mail trucks to scale
Mail might seem old-fashioned, but being able to send packages and letters across the country (and the world) quickly and inexpensively is an essential service – and the U.S. Postal Service needs the revenue right now. Given our current societal situation, you might not have anything to send to anyone, but luckily there’s always a way to help the USPS, and it’s more fun than sending a letter to your mother or buy stamps. (You can also do these things.) As Jalopnik First of all pointed out, there is a 1:64 scale lineup of current and former US courier delivery vehicles for sale right now on the USPS website.
With prices ranging from $ 5.99 to $ 16.99, these scale models will fit in the palm of your hand, and we assume delivery is handled by the very outfit your purchase helps support. The highlight of the collection is the classic 1971 Jeep DJ, the hardtop CJ lookalike that is pictured with correct right hand drive and is available in white and blue. If you prefer a more modern postal vehicle, the AM General Postal Delivery LLV, the odd wedge-shaped box in service today, is available as a regular die-cast model and a retractable model with opening doors.
The USPS model collection also includes perhaps the only Ram ProMaster toy van you can find anywhere, here decorated in its red, white and blue livery. It is the most expensive of the lot, at $ 16.99, while the next most expensive model is the $ 12.99 “HD Truck”, an international box truck of the type used for transport between post offices. . There are also USPS security vehicles, including a Ford Crown Vic and a Dodge Durango, and for no particular reason, a few classic American muscle cars that have nothing to do with the postal service. We say buy the ones you like, because your purchase will help keep the USPS going – among its other perks, the USPS is the only service interested in rural delivery or offering affordable small letter transport – and you get a cool toy the deal. Discover all the offers here: