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1982-83 'First' Hess Truck
(Black Switch)

Considered one of Hess' finest models, this is a replica of the second-hand truck Leon Hess drove delivering fuel oil to customers in 1933. The toy truck has a detailed interior, opening doors, working lights, open front windshield, rearview mirrors and a moveable hose. Today, the fully-restored 1933 delivery truck is exhibited in Hess' Woodbridge, NJ office building. This one has a black power switch. Some have red switches. The color doesn't designate the year of the truck, just the variations from manufacturing the trucks abroad in different factories.

Original Price: $4.69 with 1,000,000 made each year in Hong Kong. Condition: MIMB