Corgi Toys 261 James Bond's Aston Martin

James Bond's Aston Martin D.B.5 by Corgi Toys, No. 261. Very near mint/boxed. 2nd issue. Bright red seating. Version WITHOUT INDICATOR LIGHT CASTING. With UNOPENED Secret Instruction Packet & Model Car Makers to James Bond colour Booklet. With 2nd issue plinth & 2nd issue box.

Corgi toys 261 james bond's aston martin db5 gg388 front

Price: £325.00

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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 close to mint condition. Note the bullet shield retains a gold hue which is nearly always not present since it can wear off during use.

Corgi toys 261 james bond's aston martin db5 gg388 back

Corgi toys 261 james bond's aston martin db5 gg388 base

Note this casting does not have the indicator light detail, correct – since it was not present on later issues. For more details on Corgi 261 generally, please do refer to our Blog article.

Original tyres are well-shaped. Small part-split to one.

The plinth (with SECRET INSTRUCTION arrow, so 2nd issue) on which the model sits is complete with both pull-out end tabs. No wheel slot tears. Looks like new!
Reverse view:

Corgi toys 261 james bond's aston martin db5 gg388 plinth

The Instruction Packet has never been opened and so inside you will find the Secret Instruction Leaflet and spare villain, badge.
Also included with this example is the colour promotional colour Booklet ‘Model Car Makers To James Bond’.
The 2nd issue outer box is complete and clean with day-one vivid colours. Silky feel to the barely handled card. Tiny handling tear nonetheless. Note the penned ‘NEW’ on two non-picture sides.

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.

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