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 239 reviews
Nelson Cardoso
Rong model

I’ ve received rong model. I’ve received Volvo Saint car from other guy. Send to me my car.

Hello Nelson,

Thank you for your review.

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

With kind regards
Corgi Model Club

Corgi 60 years later.

I bought this Aston Martin DB5 model when I was 15 years old and 60 years later, I keep it with affection although it is already deteriorated. The old model made in Gt. Britain and modern made in China are exact. Thank you very much

JGL Colle
Childhood relives

As a child, the James Bond Aston Martin DB 5, was my first diecast model that I got from my parents, next to the Batmobile. These were and still are my favourite models.
When I was browsing on the internet, I suddenly saw this beautiful replica, could not believe my eyes. I have purchased the DB5 immediately but had to hand it over to my wife, because she likes to give it as a birthday present, so I cannot review the model, but nevertheless I am so pleased about it, the pictures look great as well as the clip.
As a collector of movie and tv series diecast models, I am very happy that Corgi started with replicas of the old unforgettable models....I hope the Batmobile will also be available.

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

Excellent looking package. It’s very well made with no imperfections. This is also one of my favourite models. A great buy!

Carlos Rodrigues
Excellent model

Perfect model and box, even better than the original of 1965 (exactly the same model, but without the cast defaults). Very happy with my purchase. Looking forward to the coming corgi 270 in October!

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