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Cavalier 96 Custom Soda Machine Restoration

May 18th, 2009 · 6 Comments

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Custom Cavalier CS-96

This late 1950s Cavalier CS-96 soda machine is a one-of-kind vending machine. On it we did a custom restoration for a college fraternity. The colors are inspired by their fraternity insignia and rather than dispensing soda, the shelves were adjusted so vending long neck beer bottles is no problem.

Custom Embossed Drink Box

Cavalier 96 Slant Shelves

The Cavalier 96 is popular today because it was originally constructed with the adjustable shelves and also allowed varying amounts to be charged for dispensing. It is possible to charge up $1.00 per bottle and bottles from 6.5 ounces to 10 ounces are able to fit in the machine.

Have a Beer Button

It’s a good example of how vintage soda vending machines can still be used in your home or office. Even if you keep the Coca-Cola embossing, you can fill your drink box with any bottled beverage that will fit for a fun and functional conversation piece in your home.

CS-96 Fraternity Soda Machine

Please note we are no longer in the restoration business.

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: Other Vending Machines · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines · Unique & Unusual

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 scuba hickey // Jun 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    We have a Cavalier coke machine model #1USS64101. If you are interested in restoring, let me know . I’ll send pics. The inside works great. The outside just needs a little TLC.


  • 2 barb // Jun 15, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    I have a Cavailer Corp. coke cooler. The kind you fill w/water and bottles, and the refrigerator keeps the water cold. Serial number 201966 or 201968 – hard to read the last number. Any information out there on it?


  • 3 J.W. Davis // Aug 5, 2009 at 1:18 am

    I have a Cavalier Coke vending machine model cs-64es, serial # 412420. I have had it for over 35 years, works like new…keeps the suds cold!
    Anyone want it?

  • 4 Jeff Monihan // Sep 7, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I have a cavalier 51. It’s original and it runs. What is it worth? Jeff 6098393045. Thanks.

  • 5 vintagevending // Sep 8, 2009 at 12:08 pm


    We aren’t able to give estimates on the value of an item. If you keep an eye on Ebay or Craig’s List, your item is sure to be listed at some point. That may give you a rough idea of it’s value but keep in mind prices vary greatly depending on condition. You can also contact fun-tronicsllc.com (217) 857-1759 for more specific information on machines. If anyone can help with a value of this item please comment.

  • 6 Paul G // Jan 24, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I am interested in buying an unrestored or partially restored machine. Especially if located in the southeast. Please contact me – phgga@yahoo.com

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