1960 Standard Oil Tanker Semi
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1960 Standard Oil Tanker Semi
1960 Standard Oil Tanker Semi

This terrific looking Standard Oil tanker is a tough one to come by, these were made for Standard Oil as a Private Label as a variation of the number 145 Tonka Tanker which was sold individually or part of a bulk tanker Storage set. These truck actually were designed to hol water and operate off outdoorhose pressure.


Tonka created partnerships with many different businesses to come up with Private Label versions of their toys. While these toys are not shown in the Look Books or lookbooks for 1957 there were several different Private labels trucks produced. These truck have become valuable to collectors in terrific condition like the example shown on this page. The problem most private label trucks have is the large decal used on most of these become yellow and brittle and damage easily. Also because of their limited number, many private label trucks used paint which was inferior to the normal Dupont "Dulux" paint that was baked on to the production trucks. The most notable example of poor paint is the silver color used to paint the top of the United Van Lines Semi Trailer shown below which is about the best looking truck ever produced by Tonka Toys, and one of the most difficult to produce. Another example is the entire trailer for the Red Owl Private Label Tonka from the same period. These are always found with some paint deterioration.
 
 
1960 Standard Oil Tanker Semi
 
 
 

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