I tested with batteries and did not get any response from the controls. The item "Vtg Unbranded Japan Tin Buick Special 8.5 Remote Control Car Battery Operated" is in sale since Monday, September 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Tin\Vehicles". The seller is "wallabeez" and is located in Mancelona, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.