The 1978 Hess fuel oil truck
was the fourteenth Hess toy truck in what became an American tradition. Find info, pictures and Hess toy trucks for sale on a daily basis here. Basically this is nearly the same as the 1977 Hess tanker
but the difference is in the wider and bolder lettering of the Hess logo located on the back. What makes this truck another classic is the fuel oil tanker style. This truck is painted in typical fashion with the original Hess company
colors of dark green, white and yellow with bright red accents. The chrome grill on the cab adds a nice contrast to the classic colors of the tanker. This fuel oil tanker features working head lights and tail lights that is controlled by an on off switch underneath the tanker. The original retail on this was $2.49 with a production of 600,000 trucks. This truck would be the last of the Hess toy trucks made in the 1970’s.