The Hess toy truck that started it all was 1964-65’s Hess Tanker Trailer, an authentically-styled miniature of the real deal. It featured battery-powered head and tail lights and a cargo tank that could be filled with water. An original can fetch four figures!
Collecting Hess toy trucks is a holiday tradition that many kids (and big kids) continue year after year, eventually amassing quite a collection! This ad from 1964 is for the first Hess Truck, a tanker trailer. Seems like a real bargain at $1.99, especially considering collectors will now pay four figures for the original!
Hess 1990 Collectable Toy Tanker Truck by Hess Corporation. $21.09. HESS TRUCK COLLECTABLE 1990 NEW IN BOX. tOY TANKER WITH DUAL SOUND SWITCH, HORN, AND BACK-UP ALERT,HEAD AND TAIL LIGHTS. BATTERIES PULLED FOR STORAGE