Corgi 261

Corgi 261 James Bond's Aston Martin D.B.5. Gold issue. Very near mint/boxed. Early issue WITH INDICATOR LIGHT CASTING. 2nd issue style box with Full Instruction Packet and extra 'MODEL CAR MAKERS TO JAMES BOND' Leaflet. From The Lake District Corgi Collection.

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Price: £400.00

This item is sold.

Notes

1st issue example of one of the most popular Corgi models ever, issued between 1965-69. Note the indicator light casting and double side vent present on this early issue.
Please see our Blog on Corgi 261 models:
http://www.qualitydiecasttoys.com/articles/5

This James Bond Aston Martin is in all original condition with none of the reproduction accessories, rife with this issue.
The car is fully functioning, complete with both figures. Looking unused and barely handled, this example has a close to mint, all original gold finish:

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Suspension on all four spoked wheels. Fine tread original tyres are well-shaped.
A few negligible marks but crucially no mark mark at roof centre!
The 1st issue card plinth (i.e. without arrow on the red section where the model is placed) is clean, bright and tear-free. Light crease and a little front edge ‘wrinkle’.

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The Instruction Packet has been opened (small section torn off). Complete with all accessories (badge, Instruction Leaflet and spare villain).
Secret Instructions Leaflet (detail the retractable machine guns, opening roof and ejector seat, rear bullet screen and telescopic over-riders – all have been tested and work perfectly).
The 2nd issue outer box is clean bright and complete. Note that since it is 2nd issue, there is shading detail around the lettering ASTON MARTIN DB5 on the box face and a thick black border around the JAMES BOND’S lettering, too. Tiny wear only. Crisp, showing minimal handling.
Included is the additional leaflet ‘Model Car Makers to James Bond’ (not included with all examples).

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