Fuel Tanker
Debut Series 1971 Heavyweights
Produced 1971
Designer Ira Gilford
Number 6018


The Fuel Tanker is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the 1971 Heavyweights. 'The Heavyweights' was a series of futuristic trucks designed by Ira Gilford.

The Fuel Tanker was only produced in one color; Enamel White. It could be found with either a white or dark brown interior and was packaged with a plastic 'Collectors Button'. It has two black fuel hoses in the rear that can be extended by hand.

It is known to have issues with a metal fatigue called 'Crumbling' where the body or chassis develops cracks and literally crumbles into pieces.

The Fuel Tanker has not been seen since 1971.


The Fuel Tanker has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions.

Year Series Color Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1971 1971 Heavyweights Enamel White Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White or Dark Brown RL (Dual Rear Wheels) 6018 Hong Kong FueltankerFuelTankerDarkBrownInt