The 1993 Hess Premium Diesel Tanker is a rare find and makes a great addition to any truck model collection. These Special Edition trucks were made specifically for customers and friends of Leon Hess, it is believed that only 10,000 units were cast and never made available in stations.
The body of the 1993 Hess Premium Diesel Tanker resembles that of the 1990 Hess Tanker Truck that has a stately glow-in-the-dark feature. Background yellow decals highlight 34 different areas to provide a stunning neon appearance. Other fascinating features include:
* Horn and backup alert
* Chrome-laced wheels and bumpers
* Hidden 3-way switch under tank
* Specialty graphics on white and green decals
* Detailing of gauges, vents and steps
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The trading value of collector toy trucks is based on the age, availability and condition of the model. Usually displayed in a case or on a shelf, the 1993 Hess tanker can often be found in like-new condition. Some have never been removed from the box. This increases the value even more and as time passes, the value will only increase. There have been a few of these designer trucks found that range anywhere from $550 to over $2,000.
Each year since 1964, Hess Corporation has been releasing new toy models to the general public that highlight their industry. You will not find the 1993 Hess Premium Diesel Tanker as an option because of the limited scheduled production. Finding a collector of miniature trucks or someone in the fuel industry that may have received this tanker as a gift, is the only way you can hope to find this unique model for your collection.
Collecting Hess tankers is a wonderful way to build on the history of the petroleum legacy, following it through to today. The 1993 commemorative model serves as more than just a nice display piece. 1993 was a turning point with Hess as detergents were introduced into its diesel fuel. This prestigious truck was presented as a momentum of the changing times, led by the Hess Corporation. While many changes have been made within the fuel industry, this was a huge advancement for oil companies to provide a better quality of fuel.
Estate auctions are another great place to find die-cast and hard plastic toy tankers for display in a secure dust-free case. The 1993 Hess tanker model is made of hard plastic, and has intricate steps, side-mounted gauges and battery operated sound. Each model is designed differently, some created as banks and others with tanks that can be filled with water. The main feature of the 1993 Hess Premium Diesel Tanker is the sounding horn, backup noise, and having a piece of history that reminds us just how far we have come in the world of oil.