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George Barris Radio Controlled Corvette, Rare 1978 The Vette No. 7508 with Transmitter, Works & Looks Great, Vintage '70s Remote Control Car

George Barris Radio Controlled Corvette, Rare 1978 The Vette No. 7508 with Transmitter, Works & Looks Great, Vintage '70s Remote Control Car

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
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Description

I had a blast testing this cool vintage RC corvette: “The Vette” No. 7508, a hard-to-find c1978 radio-controlled vehicle custom designed by George Barris that comes complete with its original transmitter, has working headlights, a strong motor and a body still in great condition!

This sexy red hard plastic corvette measures 7.75” long, just over 3.75” wide and is 2.1250” tall to the rooftop. Its metal RC antennae is about 10” long. The car is in excellent vintage condition, with no chips, cracks or signs of repair — just a few light scratches, a patch of color wear on the silver back bumper and a couple manufacturing related blips.

While the original paper and vinyl decals are still affixed, they have lots of scratches/scuffs and some peeling edges. “The Vette” is printed on the paper labels running atop the side exhaust pipes, while “Barris” is printed on the vinyl decals affixed to both quarter panels.

The 4.8750” by 1.1250” by nearly 1.5” black and red plastic transmitter with 17” long antennae is also in great shape and retains its scratched up original paper label that reads “Power Command.”

The Vette’s features include operating headlights; forward and reverse turning action, including 360-degree turns; instant push-button response on the 1-channel transmitter, which has a range of 20 feet indoors and 30 feet outdoors; an on-off switch located under the car to save on battery life. I was easily able to maneuver it forward and backward, making turns in both directions. I didn’t test its 360-degree capabilities, though, as I didn’t realize that was a thing!

I was surprised by how incredibly bright the headlights are and how strong the motor is — but I shouldn’t have been, considering this baby is powered by two 9v and four AA batteries between the vehicle and transmitter! Both battery compartments are squeaky clean.

Whether used indoors or out, it’s recommended that the vehicle be run only on smooth surfaces. This is one of 11 “exclusive (George) Barris custom designed radio controlled cars” produced by Azrak-Hamway International of New York and made in Hong Kong c1978.

Please use zoom mode to check out details in the photos, as they play an important role in the item’s description. And please don’t hesitate to convo me if you have questions about this item or would like to see more pictures before buying, as I want you to be 100% pleased with your purchase!

***
~ I’m always happy to COMBINE SHIPPING on multiple items — just convo me prior to purchase for a recalculated shipping price! Nearly all items are shipped via USPS Priority Mail because it’s speedy and includes tracking.

~ INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please convo me prior to purchase for the shipping rate to your country!

~ For details about payment, shipping and more: www.etsy.com/shop/ThirdFloorRetro/policy

~ To see more great vintage items from Third Floor Retro: ThirdFloorRetro.etsy.com
I had a blast testing this cool vintage RC corvette: “The Vette” No. 7508, a hard-to-find c1978 radio-controlled vehicle custom designed by George Barris that comes complete with its original transmitter, has working headlights, a strong motor and a body still in great condition!

This sexy red hard plastic corvette measures 7.75” long, just over 3.75” wide and is 2.1250” tall to the rooftop. Its metal RC antennae is about 10” long. The car is in excellent vintage condition, with no chips, cracks or signs of repair — just a few light scratches, a patch of color wear on the silver back bumper and a couple manufacturing related blips.

While the original paper and vinyl decals are still affixed, they have lots of scratches/scuffs and some peeling edges. “The Vette” is printed on the paper labels running atop the side exhaust pipes, while “Barris” is printed on the vinyl decals affixed to both quarter panels.

The 4.8750” by 1.1250” by nearly 1.5” black and red plastic transmitter with 17” long antennae is also in great shape and retains its scratched up original paper label that reads “Power Command.”

The Vette’s features include operating headlights; forward and reverse turning action, including 360-degree turns; instant push-button response on the 1-channel transmitter, which has a range of 20 feet indoors and 30 feet outdoors; an on-off switch located under the car to save on battery life. I was easily able to maneuver it forward and backward, making turns in both directions. I didn’t test its 360-degree capabilities, though, as I didn’t realize that was a thing!

I was surprised by how incredibly bright the headlights are and how strong the motor is — but I shouldn’t have been, considering this baby is powered by two 9v and four AA batteries between the vehicle and transmitter! Both battery compartments are squeaky clean.

Whether used indoors or out, it’s recommended that the vehicle be run only on smooth surfaces. This is one of 11 “exclusive (George) Barris custom designed radio controlled cars” produced by Azrak-Hamway International of New York and made in Hong Kong c1978.

Please use zoom mode to check out details in the photos, as they play an important role in the item’s description. And please don’t hesitate to convo me if you have questions about this item or would like to see more pictures before buying, as I want you to be 100% pleased with your purchase!

***
~ I’m always happy to COMBINE SHIPPING on multiple items — just convo me prior to purchase for a recalculated shipping price! Nearly all items are shipped via USPS Priority Mail because it’s speedy and includes tracking.

~ INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please convo me prior to purchase for the shipping rate to your country!

~ For details about payment, shipping and more: www.etsy.com/shop/ThirdFloorRetro/policy

~ To see more great vintage items from Third Floor Retro: ThirdFloorRetro.etsy.com

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THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THE SHOP'S "NO RETURNS" POLICY, CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS ... please read on:

The items I offer are vintage/antique and typically show signs of wear consistent with age and use. I go above and beyond to research and describe each item and its condition thoroughly and accurately, and also include clear, detailed photos for your review. I'm proud to say that Third Floor Retro's feedback ratings reflect this attention to detail!

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If by unfortunate chance your item arrives damaged due to shipper mistreatment, contact me within 24 hours of delivery. You’ll need to retain the item, shipping label, box, all interior packaging and take photos of the damaged item. A damage claim can't be filed without these items!

Shipping policies

Your item will be packaged with utmost care, using clean recycled items like bubble wrap and boxes when possible. Doing so reduces shipping costs and pleases Mother Nature. I’m confident you’ll be pleased when your package arrives!

I charge only actual shipping fees using primarily U.S. Post Office Priority Mail service, which has proven to be speedy and reliable (and automatically includes tracking and insurance up to $100). Large, heavy items are typically shipped via FedEx Home Delivery service.

Know that I have a great track record for getting orders shipped out within one business day (oftentimes within hours!) of payment confirmation.

If you’d like me to use a faster shipping service, a cheaper shipping method, to add insurance or arrange for signature confirmation please just convo me prior to shipping and I’ll gladly recalculate costs!

And combined shipping? For sure! If you don't convo me before buying, no problem: I promptly issue refunds for shipping overages of $2 and up.

All listed shipping prices are for the contiguous United States. Please convo for rates to Alaska, Hawaii and international destinations prior to purchase. Please bear in mind that international buyers are responsible for all customs duties, taxes, levies or fees — and that the shop is not responsible for delays due to customs.
Your item will be packaged with utmost care, using clean recycled items like bubble wrap and boxes when possible. Doing so reduces shipping costs and pleases Mother Nature. I’m confident you’ll be pleased when your package arrives!

I charge only actual shipping fees using primarily U.S. Post Office Priority Mail service, which has proven to be speedy and reliable (and automatically includes tracking and insurance up to $100). Large, heavy items are typically shipped via FedEx Home Delivery service.

Know that I have a great track record for getting orders shipped out within one business day (oftentimes within hours!) of payment confirmation.

If you’d like me to use a faster shipping service, a cheaper shipping method, to add insurance or arrange for signature confirmation please just convo me prior to shipping and I’ll gladly recalculate costs!

And combined shipping? For sure! If you don't convo me before buying, no problem: I promptly issue refunds for shipping overages of $2 and up.

All listed shipping prices are for the contiguous United States. Please convo for rates to Alaska, Hawaii and international destinations prior to purchase. Please bear in mind that international buyers are responsible for all customs duties, taxes, levies or fees — and that the shop is not responsible for delays due to customs.

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