Corgi Toys 261 James Bond's Aston Martin

James Bond's Aston Martin D.B.5 by Corgi Toys, No. 261. Bright gold issue. Very near mint/boxed. 1st issue WITH INDICATOR LIGHT CASTING. 1st issue style plinth & box with full Instruction Packet From The Eric Morris Collection.

Corgi toys 261 james bond aston martin zz802

Price: £400.00

Notes

Always a sought-after Corgi toy, this James Bond Aston Martin 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 exciting and iconic car is in all original condition with none of the reproduction accessories, rife with this issue.
The car is fully functioning, complete with both figures. This James Bond Aston Martin has a very close to mint, all original, glossy gold finish. Couple of little marks to the paint on one side edge of the roof.
Suspension is fine on all four wheels. Fine tread original tyres are well-shaped.

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The 1st issue card plinth (i.e. without arrow on the red section where the model is placed) is complete, fresh and crisp with bright colours. Just one tiny wheel slot tear, light crease and a tiny scuff.

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Reverse view:

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The Instruction Packet has been opened (little tear) 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).

The 1st issue outer box has bright colours on crisp, complete card. 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.
Light wear includes a corner edge rub.