1975-76 WHEELIE CAR
The Wheelie Car was released in 1975.The base of the Wheelie Car was a plastic tub with an attached seat. The gyro motor(perfectly balance metal wheel with plastic gears attached) locked in to a notch in the rear of the base. The top/ main body was made of plastic and attached to the base using screws. On the back of the gyro motor case were two rubber exhaust tips attached to springs. It originally had white body with blue interior. In the latter part of production the colors were reversed. The Wheelie Car was discontinued in 1976 with the rest of the Derry Daring line. No foreign version are know to exist.
One last thing to note is the Derry figure itself. It originally came with a pink jumpsuit that featured a cape & shiny chrome like front(see 1975 Trick Cycle Exhibit). Soon after being released the cape disappeared but the shiny chrome like front remained(see 1976 Trick Cycle Exhibit). Toward the end of its run, the shiny chrome front of the jumpsuit was changed to a whitish material that had shiny flecks sewn in(pictured).
Derry Daring Figure(belt, helmet, cape)
The Energizer was placed in the bottom of the box, with the Wheelie Car(in its insert) placed on top of the Energizer. The figure(in plastic baggie), decal sheet & instruction sheet were placed on top of the Wheelie Car.