Corgi Toys 261 James Bond's Aston Martin

James Bond's Aston Martin D.B.5 by Corgi Toys, No. 261. Gold issue. Very near mint/boxed. 1st issue WITH INDICATOR LIGHT CASTING. 1st issue style box with Secret Instruction Packet. From The Berlin Collection.

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Price: £350.00

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:
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. Fine tread original tyres are well-shaped.

Corgi toys 261 james bond aston martin ff963 car

Corgi toys 261 james bond aston martin ff963 back

Corgi toys 261 james bond aston martin ff963 base

Small mark on the bonnet and a few (as-made) casting dots. Minor roof rub.
The 2nd issue card plinth (i.e. with arrow on the red section where the model is placed) is complete and brightly-coloured. Light crease, smallest scuff and a couple of minor wheel slot tears.
Reverse view:

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The Instruction Packet has been carefully opened and inside you will find the badge, Instruction Leaflet (later, monochrome) 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 is complete and bright, with a pleasing silky feel to the barely handled 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, either.

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