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This is a plastic corvette with the late 60's, early 70's body style. It is about 30" long with a 6 volt rechargable battery. You would sit on top of the roof of the car and it would haul you around til the battery would run down then you plug it into any electrical outlet.There is nothing written on it except Republic Tool and Die Co. in Los Angeles. Does anyone have info on it's rarity, because I can't find anything.
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aaron - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a 1966 republic tool and die ride on corvette. it is 24" long and was a corvette chevrolet dealer promotional item. Known as the republic tool car. i have found 1 other new in the box. they want $995. mine has a place for a "D" batt. when installed the button on the sterring wheel honks the horn, which is located in the back of the car. I think the reason their are none of these around is that if your child sat on it, it wouldn't last very long. Gervaistrashman@gmail.com if you want pics.
Rose - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I also have a ride on corvette body style between 60's and 70's red in color, battery operated with button in the middle of sterring wheel to honk horn. only markings i can find is Republic tool and die co. in LA,CA. but can't find any info on that company either.
maple - February 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I had one of these and it had a black steering wheel and STP stickers and such on it. reddish /orange in color around 1974-76
Linda - March 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I also have the Ride On Corvette - 1966. I found one that sold on EBay for $127.50 in December 2010. I think they are worth more. Information about the car is hard to find. I'll keep searching.
Eric Odegard - March 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I currently have one of these brand new in the box. These were made by Republic tool and Die of Los Angeles in 1965 for Chevrolet as a 1966 Corvette promo item. My father was in the Chevrolet busisness and kept this one since 1965 I wouldnt consider less than 1000.00 for one in this condition they are rare.
matt - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi I have a good question and was wondering if you could tell me where can you by one pretty reasonable my email is matt17vette@Yahoo.com thanks
Lorenzo - November 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I was born in 1964 and I had one of these as a kid. I drove the wheels off that thing. It is definitely a great memory from my childhood. I feel that I was very fortunate to have it. I actually drov it on the sidewalk as far away as three blocks from my house. :)
Jon K. - August 11, 2013 - Report this comment
After my father passed away in 2007, I was cleaning out his garage and found the Republic tool and die corvette in the box. The box is not in the best shape, but the corvette itself was in excellent condition and it too has a working horn...can't really find any more information about it.
Bruce Burkland - February 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I have one, still in box, with decal sheet, battery,and instructions. It has never been on the ground. I received it from Chevrolet dealer with the purchase of 1966 427 C.I. Corvette.
ann buyers - March 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Would you consider to sell it?
Ann Buyers - April 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm interested. What would you ask for it?
JOHN Shrader - June 21, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a new in box union 76 wrecker decals havent been put on even. Its from republic tool and die can anyone tell us about it.
Robin W - April 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I had one in 1964. If this is the same one, I remember that they had tools in the truck, working turn signals and headlights and horn. I loved that red car! I got it for potty training. Wish I could see a picture.
Des - March 12, 2016 - Report this comment
Does anyone reproduce the decals for this toy corvette? Or steering wheel
Zak - August 28, 2016 - Report this comment
Just found a 76 union wrecker for 30 bucks great shape I also like so info on this truck please
Dave - September 12, 2016 - Report this comment
I have reproduced the decals for the '66 Republic "Ride On Toy". Not embossed, but look very good.
Jeff - March 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Dave-I have interest in your reproduction decals for the Republic Tool & Die Corvette toy. Can you send me some info at jbspeednut@Comcast.net?
Mike - October 18, 2017 - Report this comment
This was my dads company. We were in the promotional toy business in the 60's and 70's. Great to see all these terrific comments and memories of the corvette. We also designed and manufactured a ride on tow truck for Union Oil 76.

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