Corgi Model Club 261 - James Bond's Aston Martin D.B.5
The Corgi Model Club represents a carefully curated cross-section of some of the greatest die-cast models ever to originally come out of Corgi’s famous Swansea factory.
Arguably the most famous Corgi Toy ever produced, this feature packed model was rush-released in 1965, just in time for the festive season. In only seven weeks Corgi sold three-quarters of a million of this marvellous model, causing stocks to completely run out by Christmas Day.
Despite this huge number (it went on to sell just under four million), fully-working mint condition examples in their original boxes are extremely rare and extremely valuable. As to why the model was painted gold - unlike Bond's silver D.B.5. in the movie and on the model's box artwork - that, apparently was on a whim by Corgi executives, inspired by the theme of the previous year's Bond movie, Goldfinger!
Features: James Bond driving with villain passenger, secret operating features with instructions, retractable machine guns, opening roof and ejector seat and telescopic over-riders. Size: Length 10.2cm, Width 3.5cm, Height 2.8cm (4.0cm with open roof). Scale: 1:46.
Please note: this is a 2nd edition model with the correct shiny gold finish.