1961 Tonka Standard Oil Private Label Wrecker

Tonka Private Label Standard Wrecker
In 1961, Tonka manufactured this wrecker for Standard Oil Company. The story goes that the wrecker was a promo with the purchase of a car battery at Standard gas stations. Note the correct use of cord on the wrecker hook. This truck is mint and unretouched. Thanks to Richard Gresh and Patrick O'Neil for the history lesson.

Tonka Private Label Standard Wrecker

Value: A very good, complete, original, unretouched example with well dulled paint, 25% plus paint loss, decals excellent, no box, sold on eBay for $194 USD in mid December 2007.

Value: A very good, complete, original, unretouched example with dulled paint, lots of surface oxidation, decals very good, no box, sold on eBay for $151 USD in late April 2013.

Value: An excellent plus, complete, original, unretouched wrecker, shiny paint, few scratches and scuffs, decals excellent plus, no box, sold on eBay for $2281 late April 2013.

Value: An excellent plus, complete, original(?), unretouched(?) wrecker, shiny paint, few scratches and scuffs, decals excellent plus, no box, sold on eBay for $449 mid May 2013. The seller claimed the wrecker was original. However, chain instead of cord was present. And the roof "light" was blue. Other than that, this example was basically in the same condition as the one that sold in late April for $2281.

Value: An unretouched, wrecker in excellent original condition, missing hook and cord, shiny, almost flawless paint, EXCEPT at the back inside edge of the bed where paint is mostly missing, decals excellent plus, no box, sold on eBay for $357 USD in early December 2013.

Value: An unretouched, complete wrecker in near mint, original condition, almost flawless paint, EXCEPT on the boom, decals are mint, sold on eBay for $1425 USD in mid December 2014.

Value: An unretouched, complete wrecker in excellent, original condition, few scratches EXCEPT for major paint loss on driver's side rear fender and passenger side lower cab, decals are near mint, sold on eBay for $710 USD in mid March 2015.



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