The 1986 Hess fire truck bank
was the nineteenth Hess toy in what became an American tradition. Find info, pictures and Hess truck banks for sale on a daily basis here. This is the second Hess fire truck offered and this is the first Hess fire truck converted into a bank. Some of the cool features are the flashing dome lights as well as tail lights which are controlled by two separate switches. This Hess truck is colored in vivid red complimented by lots of chrome, a white ladder that swivels and real black rubber tires that bear the Hess name of them. The truck is 12” long and when the ladder is extended it becomes over 24” long. The coin slot is located underneath the ladder and is marked BANK and the coins can be accessed by opening the knob on the rear of the truck. To open turn the knob and lift. The base of this fire truck is all black until the 1970-1971 Hess Fire Truck
which has a chrome base. The box contains the words Toy Fire Truck Bank on the top of it and side photo showcases the truck in New Your City at the Rockefeller Center with Christmas tree lit up
. This truck had a production of 1,000,000 units and was originally retailed for $5.49 at participating locations. Interestingly this unit sold for $1 less than the model from the year before.