The 1964 Hess tanker trailer truck
was the first Hess toy truck in what became an American tradition. Find info, pictures and Hess toy trucks for sale on a daily basis here. What makes this truck so special was the detail and attention to scale relative to the actual gasoline tanker truck it was modeled after, which is the B Mack Tanker Truck
. This toy truck originally sold for $1.29 at participating stations. There were 150,000 of these produced. This toy for set the stage for 1964 Hess truck value making it a top dollar collectible.
Although this was the first truck in the Hess toy truck line it was one of two years being 1964 and 1965, which featured the ability to fill the tank with water using the bright red funnel supplied with the toy and it could be drained or emptied with the attached delivery hose. The red funnel has the Hess logo on it and to awesome detail. There is a button located at the rear of the cab that controls the lights and battery. The battery compartment is located under the tank and was originally included with the purchase. This Hess tanker trailer is painted in original Hess company colors of dark green, white and yellow with bright red accents.