The 1968 Hess tanker trailer truck
was the fifth Hess toy truck in what became an American tradition. Find info, pictures and Hess toy trucks for sale on a daily basis here. The 1968 Amerada Hess toy truck was an 18 wheeler fuel oil tanker, which basically is a re-issue of the 1967 Red Velvet Box Hess tanker truck
. This toy truck originally sold for $1.49 at participating stations. There were 250,000 of these produced. This toy for set the stage for 1968 Hess truck value making it a top dollar collectible.
There are differences in this toy compared to the 1967 version. One noticeable change was the bottom of the box; the red velvet box was replaced with a white bottom box. Other small variations of the box include a change in wording the words Woodbridge, N.J. have been replaced with Perth Amboy on the rear of the box. And other variations include word changes like Made in Hong Kong and Hess Oil Chemical Corp
. It’s important to note the trailer feet are square on the 1968 Hess trucks and 1969 Hess trucks but were switched to round trailer feet in 1972 Hess tanker trucks and 1974 Hess tanker trucks.