only a few months before that Corgi had released the Golden Jacks version of
this car in March 1970, now in October 1970 the Whizzwheels version was rushed
out. The market was demanding super-fast, free-rolling wheels so excellent
models like this had to follow and as we now know it didn't save the company.
The world was changing and there were more choices for boys than detailed die
cast cars. It wasn't just Mattel and their Hot Wheels that did for Dinky & Corgi
it was everything else from Action Man to electronic games & toys. Ask a ten
year old today whether they would rather have a toy car or a Play Station.
remained in production from 1970 until 1978 and the box suggests that this one
was from later in the run, I'm guessing 1972 as the two other cars pictured on
the box were released in 71 & 72. Colours are metallic blue and white, metallic
blue, silver or gold. Values seem consistent across all versions.