Vintage ERTL #5 Texaco 1918 Ford Runabout Made in 1988
released the 4th ERTL
bank, "1918 Ford Runabout" Metal Diecast Truck in 1988. It features a locking coin bank with key! It is also a bank where the key is molded to a small panel that can be removed from under the bed of the truck to retrieve coins from the tanker storage compartment. This metal diecast bank toy was originally priced at $13.99 with a production run of 180,000 pieces Stock #9740VO.
This is a replica of a 1918 Ford Runabout. And these have been released on a yearly basis since this model was introduced as a promotion for kids and adult collectors at local Texaco gas stations. These toys are well made and very colorful as well as detailed. This 1918 Ford Runabout is reminiscent of an old time delivery truck during the twenties. This will make a great addition to any Collection.
Written on the side of the truck is:
This Texaco 1918 Ford Runabout was utilized by Texaco jobbers and distributors during one of teh most memorable periods of all times: the Roaring Twenties.
Texaco is still roaring ahead, taking on the challenges that the 1990's have to offer. Quality products and service have always been our number one concern at Texaco. Therefore, we are proud to offer this fifth in a series of quality antique vechiles for your collection.
We at Texaco would like to thank each of you for your loyal support and look forward to serving your needs now and in the future.