Interesting. I didn't know UPS went so far back. Let's see now, wooden truck body, Model T varnish fading to a brownish colour. Let's go with "brown" for corporate colours.
UPS celebrated its centennial a few years ago. I read an interesting book about the company around then. Several things I remember... UPS doesn't call the big brown trucks "trucks," they call them "package cars." Drivers' routes are calculated to avoid left turns whenever possible, since they generally cause more delay than right turns. And yes, when they went from bicycles to motorized vehicles, they started with Model Ts.
A good friend, some years ago (he has long since left Califunny, smart fellow), had an original UPS model T. He had decided to restore it appropriately, and did the research. UPS had apparently used the same "patented" brown for a lo-ong time. The color codes were a secret, and this was before the modern optical color duplicating. At first, UPS was not cooperative. But after they finally went and looked at his truck, saw the original ID tags, they provided him with just enough correct paint. It was calculated to just paint the needed area. No extra.
When he had first bought the unrestored truck, he was told it was a US Mail truck. I understand that he still has it.
He drove it on one of the MTFCA Catalina Caper tours about forty years ago.
Great photos! Thanks for the memories.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Well I wish someone would look in the back od that truck because I'm still waiting for a delivery.
Well I wish someone would look in the back of that old truck because I'm still looking for a delivery
Dennis, I think USPS has it somewhere.