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1964 – 1965 Hess Tanker Truck

1964/65 Hess Tanker Truck
(common version)

1964a

1964 Hess Tanker Truck yellow cab
(pre-release version)

1964-yellow-cab-1a

1964 Hess over Billups Tanker.

1964/65 Hess Tanker Truck (common version) description

This truck is an 18-wheel fuel oil tanker in the traditional Hess dark green with white and yellow accents. It has a water tank you can fill with working hose and nozzle, plus working headlights and taillights. The truck is wrapped in tissue paper and comes with a red funnel with the Hess logo on it that sits in a cardboard holder. There is also a battery instruction card that is included with the toy. The Hess logo is on the side and rear of the trailer, as well as on the tractor doors.  This tanker can actually be filled with water and then drained from the top hose. The box is a 2 piece style featuring the scene of a refinery and service station. The box top is done in the Hess colors of green, white & yellow. The bottom part of the box is green in color. The same truck was issued in 1965.

 Variations

  • Sold in 1964 for $1.39 retail. The early version of this truck, Hess took the Billups Tanker and placed the Hess logo over the Billups Logo. The Hess over Billups had a couple of differences from the later versions. First, the side decals only say Gasoline on them. Second, the bottom half of the box was black in color. Third, the battery instruction card was printed on both sides and last notice the “B” on the front grill. This is the most rare of the three versions of the 1964 Hess B-Mack Tankers (see pic).
  •  Sold in 1964 for $1.29 retail. Another version of this truck was a Pre-release  that came with a green bottom box. The cab of the truck was molded in yellow (see pic) and had green painted over the yellow cab area.
  • Sold in 1964 for $1.39 retail. This is the most common version has the cab molded green and the fenders are painted yellow (see pic).

 

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