The 1966 Hess tanker ship
was the third Hess toy in what became an American tradition. Find info, pictures and Hess Voyager toy tanker ship for sale on a daily basis here. The 1966 tanker ship was an exact replica of the official “Hess Voyager” that was built in 1962. What makes this ship so special was the detail and attention to scale relative to the actual Hess Voyager. This toy ship originally sold for $1.89 at participating stations. There were 150,000 of these produced. This toy for set the stage for 1966 Hess truck value making it a top dollar collectible and possibly command more than the 1964 Hess toy truck.
Although this was the third toy in the Hess toy truck line it was the first ship of its kind and what is referred to as a non-land vehicle. One of the neat features about this toy is its rolling wheels. Other unique attributes are a working bow with stern lights. The red and green port and starboard running lights are controlled by a switch located on the deck of the ship. There are a number of small parts that are delicate like the anchors and propellers including a flag at the stern. This Hess toy was made in the USA by the Marx Toy Company
, which only made two toys for Hess in the USA, the 1966 Tanker Ship and the 1967 Tanker Truck. This 1966 Hess Voyager is painted in red and black with white accents.