It was a 1956 Christmas gift but was to Advsnce for me at time so it was put back in the original box and stored for the passé 65 years. It takes 6 D cell batteries, 3 in car and 3 in remote. I have tested it, with new batteries it works fine on a hard surface. Very slow on carpet, and you also have to get use to the one button controller, I will send some instructions with car. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Tin\Vehicles".The seller is "beechcraft23" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.