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December 8, 2014

Vintage Photos of Ford Coca-Cola Delivery Trucks From Between the 1920s and 1950s

In an early-1920s speech, a Coca-Cola bottler declared, “Coca-Cola was as instrumental in building up the soft drink industry as Henry Ford was in building up the automotive industry.” Below are some of interesting vintage photographs of Ford Coca-Cola delivery trucks from between 1920s and 1950s.

Coca-Cola delivery truck in the early-1920s

This Model T Ford and body cost Coca-Cola $570 in 1921. The first Ford truck with a special body to hold 24 cases (and eight more on top, when required).

Coca-Cola Ford Model AA panel delivery truck in El Paso, Texas, 1931.

Ford Model AA truck operated by the Birmingham, Alabama bottler, Crawford Johnson & Co., Inc., 1931.

Ford Model AA 1-1/2-ton panel truck in downtown Denver, Colorado. This truck was operated by the Denver Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

1935 Ford delivery truck delivers Coca-Cola during a flood in Richmond, Virginia.

Ford Coca-Cola delivery truck in 1941.

1953 Ford cab-over-engine Model P500 Coca-Cola delivery truck.

1954 Ford F500 Coca-Cola delivery truck used in Ohio. This truck was marketed to Coca-Cola bottlers with the feature: "With all the doors up, forklift trucks can load or unload pallets at top speed."

(via The Coca-Cola Company)

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