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. 2nd issue style box with Full Instruction Packet & 'Model Car Makers to James Bond' Brochure. From The Berlin Collection.

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Price: £425.00

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

Notes

One of the most popular Corgi models ever, this is a first issue casting, production run (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 virtually mint, all original, vivid glossy gold finish.
Suspension is fine on all four wheels. Fine tread original tyres are well-shaped.

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The 2nd issue card plinth (i.e. with arrow on the red section where the model is placed) is complete, fresh and crisp with intense colours. Very light wear.

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The Instruction Packet has been opened and inside you will find the 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).
Additional Brochure ‘Model Car Makers to James Bond’ included too.
The 2nd issue outer box impresses with vibrant colours on crisp, silky card. Tiny wear. 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.