1959 1960 Tonka Red Owl Private Label Semi

1959 Red Owl Food Stores Semi

1959 Red Owl semi

1959 Red Owl Food Stores Semi
Red Owl Foods Supermarket Tonka manufactured the Red Owl Food Stores private label semi in 1959 and 1960. Paint color and graphics are the same for both years. The Red Owl semi, like a few other private label semis, has the Tonka logo on either side of the cab instead of under the trailer on the dolly support bracket on wooden floor trailers or on the bottom of the steel floor on a steel floored trailer.

The image to the left shows a typical Red Owl Store as it may have looked in the 1970's.

Value: A 1959 semi in clean very good condition, missing a door handle and dolly assembly, no box, sold on eBay in early July 2007 for $355 USD.

Value: A 1959 semi in clean very good complete condition, paint missing on cab roof, trailer has no dents but scratched paint, no box, sold on eBay in late July 2007 for $560 USD

Value: A 1959 semi in clean excellent complete condition, minimum paint nicks and scratches, trailer has no dents but shows use, no box, sold on eBay for $813 USD in early September 2007

Value: A 1959 semi in clean good complete condition, paint loss on the cab roof, fifth wheel, saddle tanks and right front fender, paint scratches all over the trailer with some surface rust, decals good, no box, sold on eBay for $404 USD mid April 2008.

Value: A 1959 semi in clean good complete condition, paint generally tired and dulled with paint loss on the cab, fifth wheel, saddle tanks, paint scratches all over the trailer, decals good, no box, sold on eBay for $204 USD late January 2009.

Value: A 1959 semi in clean very good complete condition, paint excellent plus on the cab, excellent on the trailer, decals very good, no box, sold on eBay for $700 USD mid June 2012.

Value: A 1959 semi in clean excellent plus complete condition, paint on the cab & trailer and decals excellent plus, no box, sold on eBay for $1037 USD mid May 2013.

Value: A 1959 semi in clean very good complete condition, paint on the cab & trailer tired with played with paint loss, decals very good, no box, sold on eBay for $510 USD mid May 2013.

Value: A 1959 semi in clean, excellent, unretouched, complete condition, paint excellent on the cab and trailer. Even the cab 5th wheel shows minimal paint loss, decals very good plus, no box, sold on eBay for $840 USD in early November 2015.



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