Corgi Toys 261 James Bond's Aston Martin

James Bond's Aston Martin D.B.5 by Corgi Toys, No. 261. Near mint plus/boxed. RARE, 1st issue version in TOFFEE-GOLD with LIGHT TAN EJECTOR ROOF INTERIOR & BRIGHT RED SEATING. With a full Secret Instruction Packet and GERMAN 'Model Car Makers to James Bond' Leaflet. 1st issue PLINTH & OUTER BOX. QDT starting bid £350. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.

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Price: £550.00

This item is sold.

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We are especially delighted to offer one of the most popular Corgi models ever, issued between 1965-69. An exceptional find – this is the rare version in this distinctive bright toffee-gold finish with a light tan injector roof interior. Bare metal bullet shield and silver trim.

This 1st James Bond Aston Martin is in all original condition with none of the reproduction accessories, rife with this issue. Note the indicator light casting and double side vent present on this early issue. The car is fully functioning, complete with both figures. Suspension is present on wire wheels. Original tyres are well-shaped (note the crazing in places). This Aston Martin DB5 model has a lustrous toffee-gold finish – an especially attractive example, since often the Aston comes in a variety of shades. Note the light tan ejector roof interior too, with a bright red interior. A rare version. In close to mint condition.

Corgi toys 261 james bond aston martin 007 ee9 car

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Corgi toys 261 james bond aston martin 007 ee9 base

Few tiny marks to the paint finish. A little more marking to the base.

Please see our Blog for more information on Corgi 261 in general.

The plinth on which the model sits is clean and bright with a crisp feel. Note that it is the 1st issue version correct without ‘Secret Instructions’ arrow. Two small wheel slot tears.
Reverse:

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The Secret Instruction Packet has been opened. Inside there are the Secret Instructions which detail the retractable machine guns, opening roof and ejector seat, rear bullet screen and telescopic over-riders. The packet also contains the unapplied 007 badge and the spare villain figure, in case the first one goes astray.

Corgi toys 261 james bond aston martin 007 ee9 badge

Note the additional colour promotional booklet included i.e. ‘Model Car Makers to James Bond’, present with some issues. Notably, and most unusually, this promotional booklet is in German.

Corgi toys 261 james bond aston martin 007 ee9 booklet german

The outer box is the 1st issue style – correct without the shading detail around the lettering ASTON MARTIN DB5 on the box face and no thick black border around the JAMES BOND’S lettering, either. Strongly-coloured and looking crisp and fresh. Very light wear only.
A piece of Corgi history and a nostalgic treat which is hard to resist! One of the most difficult James Bond models to find.

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