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Carta Blanca Cerveza Ice Chest

February 23rd, 2009 · 8 Comments

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Carta Blanca Mexican Beer Chest

Carta Blanca beer is produced by a Mexican brewery that has been in business since the late 1800’s. So it is no surprise that they know how to market their products, and in the 1950’s that included colorful coolers.

We restored this cooler about 6 years ago. It was in very tough shape, but they are rare, so we decided to put the necessary work into bringing it back. Check out the embossing and the de-bossing all over this cooler. Front, back, inside and outside the lid. We went with a bright yellow paint scheme and added the pinstriping to the sides. This cooler still resides at the Retroplanet.com offices.

Carta Blanca Ice Cooler

Rear View Carta Blanca Cooler

Carta Blanca Beer Logo

Pinstripe Detail Mexican Ice Chest

We also restored a slightly different version in red, look for it in a future blog.

Manufacturer – Unknown
Size – 22”W X 14.5”D X 39 ”H

View the video of this restored Carta Blanca Cerveza Ice Chest


This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby of collecting and restoration. We also enjoy sharing the photos of the many items we have restored over the years.

Tags: Beer Coolers · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Unique & Unusual

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rogelio Cantu // Jun 9, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    i want to buy this item ,,, sorry for the english i from mexico and i am love your cooler beer

  • 2 vintagevending // Jun 10, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Thanks Rogelio,

    This cooler is not for sale, but if you try ebay or Craig’s List, other coolers may come up for sale. Thanks for reading!

  • 3 frank c // Jan 15, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Man I got to have one I already got a corona one and that one I would buy to have it at home, beautful beer box

  • 4 B // Apr 3, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I found a vintage “carta blanca” metal cooler that is not restored, and is not the same style cooler as this – it has the logo on front and back, and it sits up like it’s on a stand, but the cooler and stand are one piece. I just wondered if you might know a rough value for something like that. What is the value of this cooler??

  • 5 danny avila // Sep 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    hey i got a cooler not restored but all there its blue with the name on the front and back i wonder if your interested call at 19514539036

  • 6 Melva Villarreal // Apr 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I’m from Monterrey Nuevo Leon. I’m looking to add to my collection of Carta Blanca items. Please email me back. Gracias. melvaaliciavillarreal@yahoo.com

  • 7 vintagevending // Apr 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Melva,
    We do not have items for sale, as we are no longer in the restoration business. Maybe one of our readers has something and will contact you. Best of luck with your collection!

  • 8 Bill // Oct 9, 2013 at 1:08 am

    What is the music on the video ? Name and group and name of song ?

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