Corgi 261

Corgi 261 James Bond's Aston Martin D.B.5. Bright gold issue. Very near mint/boxed. 1st issue WITH INDICATOR LIGHT CASTING. 1st issue style box with Full Instruction Packet. Very fine! From The Oslo Collection, a single owner from new collection.

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Price: £450.00

This item is no longer for sale, price for reference only.

Notes

Part of a one owner from new collection.
One of the most popular Corgi models ever, this is first issue casting, production run (1965-69). Note the indicator light casting and double side vent present on this early issue.

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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 very close to mint, all original, vivid glossy gold finish.
Suspension is fine on all four wheels. Bright spoked wheels. Fine tread original tyres are well-shaped.
Stray surface mark on a front wing (which may be possible to remove) and the occasional tiny mark besides. Looks unused and barely handled, so retaining a vivid, rich lustre.
The 1st issue card plinth (i.e. without arrow on the red section where the model is placed) is clean, bright and crisp. Notably, no wheel slot tears. Minor ‘wrinkling’ to the card in one small area. Small tear to one of the internal end flaps.
Present svery well:

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Plenty of appropriate artwork on the reverse, too:

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The Instruction Packet has been opened (tear) and we have checked to see that it is complete with all accessories (badge, Instruction Leaflet and spare villain). Note the badge information has been detached form the badge backing sheet.
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).

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The 1st issue outer box is an impressive example; fresh, silky, brightly-coloured and clean. Crisp . Note that since it is 1st issue, there is no shading detail around the lettering ASTON MARTIN DB5 on the box face and no thick black border around the JAMES BOND’S lettering, too. Very small internal end flap tear. No loss of colour vibrancy. Period price label on an end flap. Tiniest wear.