Hess toured around to gasoline stations conducting field training in a GMC Motor Home. The 1980 Hess Training Van was a replica of the actual vehicle the company was using at the time in its tours. This marks the first major departure for the Hess Toy series from the traditional fuel trucks and fire engines featured up until this point. The delicate detail on this toy is remarkable and features a pop up TV antenna, side door that opens, working headlights and taillights, and detailed chrome features such as side mirrors and windshield wipers. Another unique feature was the lighted Hess side logos, a first for the Hess Truck Series. Only 600,000 training vans were manufactured.
Please note that this toy is 34 years old and shows typical signs of aging. There is some yellowing on the toy. All of the parts are present. As with any fragile vintage collectible toy please feel free to request additional pictures of the toy to ensure it meets your expectations. Battery compartment is clean. Bottom of box shows some wear, overall condition very good.
Please note that batteries not included. Toy carton will show normal shelf wear.
Check out the TV spot Hess ran back in 1980 to introduce the 1980 Hess Training Van!