1987 Hess Barrel Truck “Gold Grill” HK Edition 01 – Read Details


Original Cost: $5.99
Manufactured: 200,000

Set is complete with truck & box. This is the gold grill diamond step Barrel Truck edition. The truck measures approximately 14″ in length.
Release date: November – 1987
Truck & Box – 9.9 Condition

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SKU: H1987HKGG- 01 Categories: ,


Original Cost: $5.99
Manufactured: 200,000

This truck breaks the tradition of the prior Hess trucks and now sports a clean white color scheme reminiscent of the Company’s stores. The vehicle is an 18-Wheel Tractor Trailer with three miniature Hess-labeled oil barrels.

Truck Details:

  • In addition to working headlights and taillights the truck also comes with clearance and running lights.
  • Trailer has side sliding cargo doors and a coin slot on top along with fuel tanks on each side of the cab have the diamond plate look.
  • Comes complete with 3 barrels that have the Hess logo on them.
  • The rear trailer door opens with a red knob to withdraw savings.
  • This variation is known as the “Gold Grill” (see pic) and made in Hong Kong version.
  • During the late 1980s, it seems they had some problems with the chrome process and some of the trucks came out with a gold tone to them.
  • This was quickly caught and corrected and only a few of these were distributed making them very hard to find.
  • The one side rear panel has a slight discolor area which is hard to see (see pic).
  • Battery compartment is clean and all the lights are in working order.

Box Details:

  • The box is in excellent condition, bright graphics, usual wear and only missing the front insert.
  • Complete with both top & bottom inserts.

Approximately 90% of the trucks were made in Hong Kong, while only about 10% were made in China, which makes the China version worth more. There were also a small number of “smooth coat” trucks where the chrome doorstep is smooth, rather than the diamond pattern. The serious Hess Truck Collector likes to own all the different versions of this truck.


Truck & Box – 9.9 Condition

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Additional information

Weight3.5 lbs

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