A white bottom platform differentiated the 1968 and 1969 Hess Tanker Truck from its 1967 predecessor. The back of the 1968 box used the words “Perth Amboy.” Only 250,000 trucks were manufactured in 1968. This truck had a split windshield. In 1969 a very limited edition of 10,000 toys were manufactured but not sold to the public. These trucks had, “Amerada Hess” on the truck. While both years are rare finds, the 1969 toy is extremely rare.
DETAILS: This is a rare find for a 1968 because the carton and all inserts are in excellent shape and the truck is complete with all parts and graphics in excellent shape. This 54 year old specimen if an important part of any serious Hess Truck collection. The 1968 Truck collectible carton is in excellent condition, the box shows normal signs of aging but easily rates 10/10 because the are no tears, deep stains, or major blemishes. There is normal shelf wear on the bottom of the box. All carton corners are is excellent shape and all inserts present. All graphics crisp and no faded colors.
The truck is graded 9/10 only because the driver’s side headlight is out. A replacement bulb can be added because the cab can be easily popped up. All the rest of the truck is in excellent shape. All parts are present. Battery compartment is perfectly clean. Hose remains supple and is in excellent shape. Decals all in very good condition with only the bottom part of “H” flaked off on the drivers side of the truck. No battery card was issued with this model. Please note because this is a vintage toy it shows normal signs of wear on the truck decals and overall wear on the box.
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PLEASE NOTE: The 1969 Amerada Hess Truck has sold. This listing is for the 1968 truck only.