- 1975 Hess Barrel Truck - The First Truck to come with Accessories

Hess 1975 Barrel Truck

1975 Hess Barrel Truck 

The truck is a newly designed cab and box trailer. It comes with 3 small oil barrels with no labels.  Note the unique sliding doors on each side of the trailer, rear doors that open and close, and working headlights and taillights operated by a switch underneath the trailer. This truck had a one piece cab. (The cab and fenders are one piece) This is the first non split window truck in the Hess line. Also the 1975 Box Truck was made of a lighter color green plastic than the 1976. You can see this in the picture on the link above. The 1975 Truck is on the right and the 76 is on the left.


1.     The trailer is marked underneath "Amerada Hess Corporation Made in Hong Kong in SMALL type.

2.     The trailer is marked underneath "Amerada Hess Corporation Made in Hong Kong in LARGE  type.

3.      There were 2 types of  barrels that shipped with these trucks. First there were barrels with 4 rings around them, and Next there were barrels with 5 rings around them. (they had an extra ring close to the ring on one end.

4.      This is the most significant Variation of the 1975 trucks. This truck was Made in the USA. there are several differences in this truck from the common trucks.  1. The tires do not say Hess on them, 2. It does not have paper labels on the trailer, it is a painted white stripe with Real Decals, 3. The battery card is completely different in looks and wording, 4. the battery compartment does not say "battery compartment" on the outside. 5. The smoke stack on the cab attaches to both the Cab and the red base as it did with the early tankers. 6. the Box has Made in USA on the end and is larger than the common Box, 7. The Box has an Oval Caution sticker affixed to it. I personally have owned 2 of these, that is where I obtained these details.   * This truck is Extremely Rare




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