NOS Texaco Tanker – Let’s Open It Together
Thanks to fellow Woody boater Syd Marsden for sending us in this wonderful un opened Texaco Tanker. And get this, we get to see it as its unpacked for the first time. That’s right, we can see it in all its original color and imperfections from the factory. But first a message from our sponsor.
Texaco Marine and classic boats go together for some reason more than other fuel companies. Esso marine was just in some areas and Texaco was all over the place, and the go to oil of choice for Post War Chris Crafts. So Here we go. Take it away Syd.
Well, thats it. If you have one of these you can see how the stinkers would have been to replicate. And true colors. If it sank in your bathtub or swimming pool, you can see one here now and bring back some wonderful memories. Tanks Syd for sharing your new Holiday toy! Tanks? Thanks? Anyone? GOLD!
And for those wondering what its worth. Well on barret jackson someone paid $840 for one like this in NOS condition. YIKES!
And of course an image of the real thing. Not sure who do give credit to since it shows up on multiple sites. Looks like it had an explosion and several people were killed. Yikes.
The wood purists are going to go crazy today! A story about a plastic boat that is a model of a metal boat. It’s not too late to squeeze in a dog picture or maybe photoshop in a runabout next to the tanker.
HA! new Year, New troubles!
No photos of how the batteries survived the 50 or so years boxed up.
Isn’t it worth less now that it’s been opened?
If you bought 8 gallons of gas & paid $3.98 you could get one. Seems like there would have been a billion sold?
Off topic. Saw this very nicely maintained cruiser while having brunch in Concord TN last Sunday. Don’t know anything about it.
Another shot, Unable to read the name on the transom as there was even a custom cover protecting that.
Looks like a ’59 or ’60 chris craft conqueror 40′. I had one just like it a while back
…two days ago I saw a vehicle that could haul that tanka….
Oh boy, this thing is really slick! Way better than a zeppelin!
I think my brother and I each had one as kids…………..
My grandfather was a Texaco man and we had a couple of those tankers at camp. One that sat on the shelf and one we played with.
His oldest daughter, my aunt, married a Chevron man. OH BOY!
We’re the kids called Techron?
Tell us the truth Troy…that is YOU in the pic above your post….with the boat you mentioned in arms and with the snappy bowtie, cool vest, and period perfect socks and shoes….what a cool dude…..then and now!
John in Va.
my dad had a couple Texaco stations and I had to work after school. I had all these Texaco toys, I remember them stacked behind the counter. 8 gallons of gas was less than 3 bucks and 3.98 was a lot of money back then.
Had one back then, and even weirder, I still have it.
Not quite as nice as the one pictured, but passable.
Someone was (still is?) making replica small parts for these (masts, funnel, etc).
Concluding some terms
With a couple of steel firms
When they left fully loaded for Cleveland…
And later that night when the ship’s bell rang
Could it be the north wind they’d been feeling ?