Hess 1987 18 Wheeler Bank (Gold Grill China) RARE

$299.95 $259.95

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Hess 1987 18 Wheeler Bank (Gold Grill China) RARE

$299.95 $259.95

There were several versions of the 1987 Hess Truck produced.  This rare version is recognized by it’s distinctive gold grill and “Made in China” on the bottom of the truck and on the end of the carton. This gold tinted grill is a premium feature valued by collectors over the standard chrome grills on these Hess Trucks.


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There were several versions of the 1987 Hess Truck produced.  This rare version is recognized by it’s distinctive gold grill and “Made in China” on the bottom of the truck and on the end of the carton. This gold tinted grill is a premium feature valued by collectors over the standard chrome grills on these Hess Trucks.

The 1987 Hess 18 Wheeler Bank introduced the first major change to an overall white livery for the truck series, a big departure from the all of the past editions using the dark green color scheme. This white and green Hess Truck was an 18-wheeler coin bank that included 3 small oil barrels with Hess decals.  There were several versions of the 1987 toy that make it an important addition to any Hess Truck collection.  There were 3 versions:  A Hong Kong edition (900,000 made), a rare China “gold grill” edition (only 100,000 made), and the Hong Kong “smooth step” edition (only 200,000 manufactured) which is similar to the main Hong Kong edition with the exception of the chrome doorstep on the cab is smooth vs. the normal diamond pattern.  This toy features clearance and running lights in addition to the headlights and taillights.  Chrome details include exhaust stacks, horns on the roof of the cab and side mirrors on the doors.  The trailer portion has sliding doors, a coin slot on the roof, and  a red knob on the back door that opens the coin bank.

Please note that batteries not included.  Toy carton will show normal shelf wear.

Check out the TV spot that Hess ran back in 1987 to introduce the Hess 18 Wheeler Bank!

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1987 Hess Truck 18 Wheeler Bank