What was the first model Toy Truck ever made by Hess?
The Hess tanker trailer was the first Hess Toy Truck sold to the public. It was introduced in 1964 and had a retail price of $1.29 which made it a great value and instant success. The Hess tanker trailer truck was painted in the company’s original colors and trimmed with bright red accents. Batteries were included.
Leon Hess, founder of Hess Corporation, in the early 1960's wanted to provide a high quality affordable toy. Beginning with the first model toy truck, every model toy truck has featured working lights, the highest quality durability and craftsmanship, and unique and innovative designs. Because of the amazing subtleties and original features, the Hess Toy Trucks have become an exciting end of the year holiday gifts.