Gas Station Toys - Texaco
|Buddy L Tank Truck - 1959
The first version of the Texaco tank truck premium was this 1959 Buddy L toy. It was hugely popular,
sold by the tens of thousands, and is very easy to find today. Appears to be a GMC replica.
The familiar "TEXACO" brand name was boldly splashed along the trailer sides while the "Green T"
door decal was a bit undersized and almost out of scale. Nice looking truck, nonetheless.
Maybe the "Baked Twice" process was responsible
for the large number of survivors today.
Buddy L toys were all made at the Moline
Pressed Steel Corp. in East Moline, Illinois.