261 - James Bond's Aston Martin D.B.5


Arguably the most famous Corgi Toy ever produced, this feature packed model was rush-released just in time for 1965’s 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 valuable today.

As to why the model was painted gold – unlike Bond’s silver DB5 in the movies – the story goes that Corgi bosses were concerned that the silver painted factory samples they were shown looked too much like 'base metal'. Any production delay would have meant the model not being in the shops in time for Christmas, so the quick decision was made to paint it in gold. The thinking was that gold would make the DB5 look more ‘special’ as a toy – a thought process no doubt influenced by the previous year's Bond movie, Goldfinger!A silver version, Corgi 270, was eventually released in 1968, which coincided with the original gold Corgi 261 being deleted. It hasn't been faithfully replicated until now, making our Corgi Model Club edition something very special, especially as it comes in a perfect facsimile of the original box and packaging, complete with the much sought after ‘secret instructions’, a 007 lapel sticker and that all-important spare ‘baddie’!

SizeLength: 102mm Width: 35mm Height: 28mm (40mm with open roof)

Scale: 1:46

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Customer Reviews

Based on 263 reviews
A blast

This first order from CMC is a blast. The Bond cult classic deserved a quality re-issue and here it is. Terrific. Shiny baby 261 has now reunited with 50+ old uncle. Perfect. I can't wait for Batman.

Roy Reading
You can't have this if you want to pay in euros

I ordered this model but it was subsequently cancelled because I wanted to pay in euros. Something is not right, so I cancelled the emails from this company and will not attempt to buy anything further, which is a shame.

Hello Roy,

Thank you for your review.

I am so sorry to hear of your disappointment, we can confirm we accept Euros. - please kindly email customer services at enquiries@corgimodelclub.com and they will gladly assist you with your query.

With kind regards
Corgi Model Club


Great piece of Bond memorabilia really well made and packaged

Christophe Ughetto


Henk Huiberts
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Zeer tevreden over het ontvangen model. Vergeleken met het origineel is de overeenkomst zo groot, dat je feitelijk niet kunt spreken van verschillen tussen de twee modellen. Hooguit zijn het de afwerkingsrandjes die netter weggewerkt zijn bij het nieuwe model ten opzichte van de originele versie. Alle functies werken perfect. De verzending was snel en de inhoud keurig verpakt. Ik heb het model onbeschadigd ontvangen. Dit model is een aanrader en heeft mij doen besluiten meer te bestellen bij Corgi Toys.

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