Corgi 270 James Bond Aston Martin. Very near mint/boxed. 'Winged' box first issue with complete Secret Instruction Packet. From The David Frank Collection.
First issue from 1968.
This sought-after James Bond Aston Martin model is in totally original condition. The silver Aston Martin with gold bumpers has the opening roof feature with the ejector seat mechanism functioning. Both figures of James Bond and villain are still seated inside. It has the rear bullet screen which can be raised and lowered, telescopic over-riders, retractable machine guns, revolving number plates and of course the red tyre slasher blades on the rear wheels. Original tyres look as-new. The suspension is fine on detailed spoked wheels.
Paint finish is in very close to mint condition (stray dab of black paint near the rear number-plate).
Slightly larger than the 261 James Bond Aston Martin, this model is presented in the decorative 1st issue ‘winged box’.
These elaborate boxes so easily get torn or crumpled. This one has a repaired tear and a little of the front edge warping/ruffling to the front edge card rim or around the card blister. The header card is complete with vivid graphics. Notably, the plastic blister is still firmly attached to the card. A little water staining on the underside and creasing/wear in places.
The removable card plinth is complete and bright, showing light wear. Inside, we have the all-important Secret Instruction Packet which has been opened, with all contents original and complete (Secret Instructions, the sheet of number plates, the badge and a spare villain).
An iconic James Bond item.