BRFC Dream Cars #5 - 1987 Grumman LLV - Canada Post

Regular price $8.00

While I've loved cars for most of my life, my personal 'dream cars' haven't always necessarily been everybody's dream cars. Sure, I like a classic Mustang, but is it at the top of my list? Not exactly.

The Grumman LLV (Long Life Vehicle) was designed specifically by Grumman for the United States Postal Service. The main goals behind the design were serviceability, handling in tight spaces, and economical operation, with a goal of having each vehicle on the road for 20+ years. The original lifespan was supposed to be 24 years, but by the end of the run, the lifespan was expanded to 30 years. What more could you want in a dream car than something that is compact, handles well, and yet still can carry a tonne of cargo? And the beautiful boxy styling, with the sloped back has always made these little vans real stand outs on the road to me.

Though designed for the USPS, Canada Post also heavily used the Grumman LLV, changing only the paint job on the outside.

Die-struck soft enamel pin. Red, white, and blue enamel with silver plated metal. Rubber clutch.

1" wide