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!
It wasn’t until 1982 that Hess released what they called the “first Hess truck,” a replica of the second-hand truck that company founder Leon Hess drove in 1933. This toy truck’s real life inspiration was restored and is currently displayed in their Woodbridge, NJ office.
Brinquei tanto com isso! Quero um pros meus filhos! // Spirograph..many rainy days filled with this..