The Hess Toy Truck released for Christmas in 1982 was a remake of the original and classic toy made in 1964, the very first of the Hess Toy Trucks. This item was to become a prized collectible. It is closely modeled after the original, even including the hose that pulls out and which is rewound around the wheel.
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An even rarer find is the same exact model that, instead of having a red light like most of the models made that year, came with a black light switch. This rare find is in every way a duplicate of the other edition released in 1982, based on the 1933 Chevy Tanker Delivery Truck that Leon Hess drove to deliver fuel oil to customers. A mint in box edition would be the pride of any Hess Toy Truck collector.