The 1972 & 1974 replica tanker trucks were unique in the Hess gas station collectible toy series. Originally selling for $1.79 (1972) and $1.89 (1974), these tankers were deliberate reissues of the 1968 tanker model. Only 400,000 were made each year. Recently, they have become favorites with Hess replica collectors, dealers and historians.
hess truck 1972, 2
These tanker replicas are very collectible because they bookend the non-production year 1973. Auction sites are experiencing immense popularity of these Hess toy tanker truck model years. Both years feature the ‘Amerada Hess’ sign and have unique round trailer feet that really speak to historical authenticity. All model tankers from the years 1964 through 1985 are brilliantly designed with the classic Hess green, yellow and white color scheme.