Royal Mail’s Very Special Delivery

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RoyalMail_deliveryimage2Royal Mail surprised one classic car fan recently with the drive of a lifetime, literally posting a Jaguar E-Type to his doorstep. Celebrating the 'British Auto Legends' stamp collection, which launched this summer, Royal Mail ran a competition asking UK motoring fans "if you had to pick one...." with the winner driving off in their model of choice for a weekend. After thousands of entries on the Royal Mail Stamps Facebook page, Kevin Matthews, 43 was chosen to have the stunning sports car physically posted to him which can be viewed hereĀ Commenting on the moment he opened his parcel to reveal the racing green E-Type, he said: "I just can't believe it. It's like Christmas has come early, I am so overwhelmed". Royal Mail issued its 'British Auto Legends' Special Stamps in August celebrating some of the most stylish and cool British motor vehicles that are revered throughout the world. RoyalMail_deliveryimage1The six-stamp set features the 'Thoroughbreds,' some of which have been voted the greatest cars of all time - the Jaguar E-Type, Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Aston Martin DB5, MG MGB, Morgan Plus 8 and the Lotus Esprit. The 'Thoroughbreds' are complemented by a four-stamp mini-sheet featuring the classic and iconic 'Workhorses' - the Morris Minor Van (in Royal Mail livery), Austin FX4 black taxi cab, Ford Anglia 105E and Land Rover Defender 110. This year sees the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Royce, motoring and aviation pioneer who founded Rolls-Royce with Charles Rolls. It is also the centenary of the founding of Aston Martin. To purchase the full British Auto Legends stamp collection visitĀ www.ifyouhadtopickone.comTags:,