Corgi 261 James Bond's Aston Martin D.B.5. Very near mint/boxed. 2nd issue. Version WITHOUT INDICATOR LIGHT CASTING. With Secret Instruction Packet & 'Model Car Makers to James Bond' Leaflet. 2nd issue box. From The David Frank Collection.
One of the most popular Corgi models ever, issued between 1965-69.
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. It has a pleasing lustrous gold finish and intact suspension on all four wheels.
Very near mint condition.
Note this casting does not have the indicator light detail, which was not present on later issues. For more details on Corgi 261 generally, please do refer to our Blog article.
Original tyres run well.
The plinth (without SECRET INSTRUCTION arrow, so 1st issue) on which the model sits is complete with both pull-out end tabs. Crisp and fresh, happily free of wheel slot tears.
The Instruction Packet has been opened carefully. Inside you will find the Secret Instruction Leaflet and spare villain, no badge however.
‘Model Car Makers to James Bond’ Leaflet.
The 2nd issue outer box is clean, silky, brightly-coloured 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 black border around the JAMES BOND’S lettering. Light wear.