Your 1974 Hess Truck is carefully packed in our signature ‘brown box,’ guaranteed in excellent working condition. Please keep in mind that vintage toys will show normal signs of aging. You get the truck but not the original color printed box and inserts. The 1974 Hess Tanker Truck was modeled after the 1968 Hess Truck. The key differentiator is the tanker ‘feet.’ The 1968 Hess Tanker feet are square vs. the rounded design that is used on the 1972 and 1974 Hess Trucks.
Another subtle distinguishing characteristics of the 1972 Hess Truck vs. the 1974 Hess Truck is that there is a small ridge on the back of the 1972 tanker top where the catwalk does not go all the way to the end. Whereas on the 1974 the tanker top catwalk is flush with the rear tanker.