i've just never seen it in white on ebay before and it looks really nice in that color. i know there is a purple one that i like too. i know some UT models come with carpet and most dont. i just dont know which ones come with carpeting.
It was a regular production back when UT was still in business so it wasn't a limited color or anything like that. I suppose it's rare now in that you can't just walk into any hobby shop and buy one. The model itself is very attractive. I set up a few of us here with one and sacrafice mine to someone who I knew would appreciate it more than me since I'm not a big Vette fan. I think bidding/buying slows down for awhile after Christmas so good time to hunt for bargains. :cheers
These days I'm not sure if "RARE" is an accurate depiction of any model.
Just a few short years ago, the UT 1998 White Corvette was extremely hard to run across on eBay and when they did, they fetched a pretty nice penny. In the past month, I have seen a few show up ebay and the average price has been approximately $30.
I bought the one pictured below for $65 off ebay last year and then Tom D found one locally on clearance for $28 shortly after and shipped it for me. So "RARE" doesn't last long in this hobby.
The white/red and wht/red have always been hard to run across.
However, the yellow/blk combo is an Limited Edition version, its a 2000.
There is a Torch Red with Saddle Interior that *rareLY* shows up ebay. Its a 1998, not to be confused with the 2000 Magenta Red that is very commonly found on eBay.
Heres a picture of the white/red combo showing the carpeted interior.