|HESS toy trucks - history in pictures
(The History of Hess Toy Trucks
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If you are collecting these trucks, take out
save all of the inserts and battery cards, and
caution not to damage the box when opening.
original bag the collectable came in along with
battery safety tabs. Store away from any
1964 & 1965
Original Retail Price: $1.29, battery
The very first year produced.
Authentic reproduction of the
B Mack tanker truck. Note:
was bright red with the HESS logo.
Tanker could be filled with water
and drained by the attached hose.
Made in Hong Kong by
the Marx Toy Company.
Currently sells for approx.
1964-1965 Tanker Truck
1965 was a reissue with no changes
Original Retail Price: $1.89, battery
Other than the mini produced in
this is the only non-land vehicle
Working bow and stern lights and
Made in the US by
Marx Toy Company. The was
an optional stand produced as well.
Currently sells for approx. $2,000.00.
1966 Tanker Ship
Original Retail Price: $1.99, battery
A split window Mack tanker truck.
Reads Fuel Oils on one side
and gasoline on the other side.
This is the only other US made
toy. Made by Marx Toys.
The bottom of the
truck only states Made In USA.
Red velvet lined box bottom.
Currently sells for approx. $1,800.00.
1967 Tanker Truck
Original Retail Price: $1.49, battery
Made in Hong Kong by Marx Toys.
The end of the box reads "Made
Kong" and "Hess Oil Chemical Corp.
Home Office Perth Amboy, New Jersey".
Currently sells for Approx. $700.00.
1968-1969 Amerada Hess Tanker
Reissue of 1967
Original Cost: FREE
This was a special gift to AMERADA
Currently sells for Approx. $2,000.00.
From time to time, Hess creates special trucks that
are not offered for sale to the general public. In the past, these trucks
have been produced to commemorate special events or new products. Consequently,
very few of these trucks are produced.
This truck was produced to celebrate the merger of Hess
Oil and Chemical with Amerada Petroleum. The truck was based upon the 1968
Oil Tanker toy truck, the primary differences being that the name Amerada
Hess appears on the body and rear of the tanker. The truck featured working
headlights and taillights, and a flexible hose. In 1969, the truck was
mailed to the home of each and every Amerada Hess employee as a holiday
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