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. 2nd issue style box with still-sealed Instruction Packet . From The Francis Schaffer Collection.

Price: £375.00

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.
Suspension on all four wheels. Fine tread original tyres are well-shaped.

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Couple of minor marks away from mint. Happily free of the usual rub or even chip on the roof centre!
The 2nd issue card plinth (i.e. with arrow on the red section where the model is placed) is complete and brightly-coloured. Couple of very small slot tears.

Reverse view with sealed Instruction Packet:

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The Instruction Packet has never been opened and so 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 2nd issue outer box impresses with vibrant colours on crisp, carefully handled card. 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.
Very light wear only and a period price on an end flap.

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