1979 Letter Getter

The Letter Getter is a Hot Wheels tribute to a classic American vehicle, the U.S. Mail truck. It was first released in 1977 with an unpainted metal base. In that first year, the Hong Kong casting could be found with either redlines or blackwall tires. I found my first Letter Getter at an antique store awhile back, but the lack of remaining tampo left me wanting a cleaner model. So I recently picked up this black-plastic base version from 1979 on eBay.

img_8479 img_84801979 | 9643 | Letter Getter | white with black plastic base, red & blue trim | Hong Kong | blackwalls

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Marc Bosworth is an artist who teaches printmaking and works as an art director. He lives in a 100-year-old bungalow in Wichita with his lovely wife and their young ninja son.
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