The 1974 Hess tanker trailer truck
was the tenth Hess toy truck in what became an American tradition. Find info, pictures and Hess toy trucks for sale on a daily basis here. Essentially the 1974 Hess truck is a re-issue or comeback on the 1969 Hess tanker truck but with subtle variations. This toy truck originally sold for $1.89 at participating stations. There were 400,000 of these produced. This toy for set the stage for 1972 and 1974 Hess truck value making it a top dollar collectible.
What makes this truck different was the alteration to the trailer feet, which are round. This was interesting considering the 1968 Hess truck and 1969 Hess truck had square trailer feet. There are small detail changes but another variation was the box flap, which was marked with Amerada Hess Corporation
. Hess basically re-issued this same truck based on the 1972 Hess tanker truck
and skipped a 1973 production run. This Hess tanker trailer is painted in original Hess company colors of dark green, white and yellow with bright red accents. There is a chrome ladder located on the front of the tanker.