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Z-Whiz
Debut Series Flying Colors
Produced 1977 - 1984
Designer Larry Wood
Number #9639
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Description

The Z-Whiz is a Hot Wheels casting first released in 1977, the last year of the 'Redline Era'. It is based on the Datsun Z Series S30 body style (1969-1978), Datsun 240Z (1969-1973), Datsun 260Z (1974), and the Datsun 280Z (1975-1978). It's name is a play on words with the phrase 'Z Car', referring to the series of cars produced by Datsun with the suffix of 'Z', and the phrase 'Gee Whiz'. 

The Z-Whiz also has three international releases from Italy, France and Mexico. The Z-Whiz was the first Japanese Import to be made into a casting in Hot Wheels history. Albeit the first Japanese Car made into a casting, the Datsun Fairlady 2000 is the oldest model of Japanese car made into a casting (as of 2017). The Fairlady 2000 was the predecessor to the Datsun 240Z.

Versions

The Z-Whiz has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
5 1977 Flying Colors Grey Orange, Yellow, Blue stripes on top with 'Datsun Z' on hood Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Blue tint RL 9639 Hong Kong Zwhiz rl sleepercivic
5 1977 Flying Colors Grey Orange, Yellow, Blue stripes on top with 'Datsun Z' on hood Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Blue tint BW 9639 Hong Kong Z-Whiz GryR
5 1977 Flying Colors White Orange, Yellow, Blue stripes on top with 'Datsun Z' on hood Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Blue tint RL 9639 Hong Kong White z whiz wiki
1978 Mainline
Super Streeters
Grey Orange, Yellow, Blue stripes on top with 'Datsun Z' hood Unpainted Blue tint Blue tint BW 9639 Hong Kong Z-Whiz GryR
1979 Golden Machines 6-Pack Gold Chrome Orange, White, Blue stripes on top and 'Datsun Z' on hood Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Blue tint BW 9639 Hong Kong Zwhiz gold sleepercivic
1980 Mainline Green Light Green, White, Black stripes on top and 'Datsun Z' on hood Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Blue tint BW 9639 Hong Kong Z-Whiz GrnL
1980 Mainline Green Light Green, White, Black stripes on top and 'Datsun Z' on hood Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Blue tint BW 9639 Malaysia Z-Whiz GrnL
1982 Mainlines Dark Blue Red, Orange, Yellow "15" Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Blue tint BW 9639 Malaysia Zwhiz blue sleepercivic
1983 The Hot Ones Black White stripe on top with 'Datsun Z' on hood Unpainted/Metal Black Black BW 9639 France Zwhizfranceblack
1983 Speed Machines Light Green Orange, Yellow, Blue stripes on top and 'Datsun Z' on hood Grey / Plastic Gray tint Gray tint BW 9639 Zwhiz speed org sleepercivic
1983 Speed Machines Light Green Red, Yellow, Blue stripes on top and 'Datsun Z' on hood Grey / Plastic Gray tint Gray tint BW 9639 Zwhiz speed red sleepercivic
1983 Mainline Metalflake Dark Red None Black / Plastic Blue tint Blue tint BW Malaysia Only sold in Italy Z-Whiz-20637
1984 Mainline Dark Green Red, Yellow, Black stripes on top and 'Datsun Z' on hood Unpainted/Metal Blue ting Blue tint BW France Base says "France" but it was only available in Mexico Zwhiz mex2 sleepercivic

Trivia

The Z-Whiz was a first Japanese import to be made by Hot Wheels.

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