1958 Tonka Toys Gasoline Truck Pressed Steel Toy –
1958 Tonka Toys Gasoline Truck Pressed Steel Toy – This awesome Tonka truck is in tremendous original condition. My love of toys began with my very first and only Tonka that I received as a child. It was the 1962 Tonka Deluxe Sportsman #22 with boat and trailer. As I began my collecting as an adult, I came to find that the particular toy I had as a child was extremely rare. I missed the toy so much that I decided to recreate my version for myself. I found the nicest unplayed with version in red, stripped it to bare metal and had custom automotive paint mixed in Tonka Teal and completed the process. I performed the same process on the single axel boat trailer as well. That was 25 years ago and the toy has been in my display cabinet ever since. I recall glimpsing one of these only one other time at a toy show in Chicago in the early 1990’s. A seller at the show found it and was stashing it away under a table. OOPS! Back to the Gasoline Truck!
The Gasoline Truck is 100% original with the exception of a replacement rubber gas hose in the rear of the toy and the white ‘HOSE’ decal on the back door. It has minor abrasions from play but is in remarkable condition for a 60 year old toy! Tonka Gasoline Trucks are staples in anyone’s pressed steel collection.