How much are Hess toys worth?
The first Hess toy truck sold in 1964 for a mere $1.39. Today, that same tanker truck can fetch more than $2,000 – in mint condition.
Are Hess toys collectible?
Hess trucks have long been viewed as collectibles. At one point, people regularly lined up outside Hess stations on Thanksgiving Day to get their hands on the toys the moment they went on sale. Many people still collect the toys.
What are the most valuable Hess trucks?
8 of the Most Valuable Hess Trucks
- Hess Tanker Truck (1964) // $1800.
- Hess ‘Red Velvet’ Truck (1967) // $2550.
- Hess ‘Woodbridge’ Tanker Truck (1969) // $1500.
- Hess Fire Truck (1970) // $525.
- Hess Barrel Truck (1975) // $3500.
- Hess Tanker Truck with Black Switch (1977) // $375.
- Hess Training Van (1980) // $375.
What happened to Hess gas stations?
Hess Corporation sold its retail business to Marathon Petroleum Corp. for $2.6 billion more than a year ago, in order to focus on exploration and production. At the time, the company announced that it would continue selling the toy trucks it has marketed each holiday season since 1964.
When did Hess gas go out of business?
In 2014, Hess completed a multi-year transformation to be recognized as an exploration and production company by exiting all downstream operations, generating approximately $13 billion from assets sales beginning in 2013.
Is the 2016 Hess toy truck a dragster?
The 2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragster is a powerful, race-ready duo with sleek styling, drag-racing inspired sounds, over 50 brilliant lights, and an innovative design for wheelie-popping action! The Truck is a mighty motorsport flatbed designed to transport the dragster to any racing event.
When was the first Hess toy truck made?
Created as a way to provide a fun, high-quality, and affordable toy for families during the holiday season, the first Hess Toy Truck was introduced in 1964.
What does the cab of a Hess toy truck do?
The cab houses 4 top-mounted buttons that activate 3 realistic sounds (ignition, horn, and an exciting race launch countdown) and the headlights, tail and running lights. A hidden ramp with slide-activated hydraulic sound ensures this duo can quickly get to the next dragstrip.