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)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 590 reviews
Disappointed But Still …….

I have an original 1960s James Bond car. When I ordered it thinking a exact copy of the original I was more than excited. The size was very disappointing for the cost. While it is an exact copy of the 1960s original the small size killed my excitement. I hope that the company re-issues an exact copy of the 1960s version of this iconic car for all of us die- hard fans of 007 and this car!!

Hello William,

Thank you for your review.

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

With kind regards
Corgi Model Club USA

Kelly Gale
Love it but!

So sad to see it was made in China, my original from 1995, which I still have w/box was made in England.

Eric N
Boyhood dream come true

There were two toys I desperately wanted as a young boy, which both happened to be Corgi models: the gold James Bond Aston Martin and the Batmobile. Neither which I was ever able to buy or was gifted. Even as an adult I dreamt of having them, but the collectors’ market put them out of sight. Until now.
The reissue gold Bond car is beautiful, as is the box and accessories. Every bit as glorious as the original, maybe even better.
The magical feeling of opening up the toy I always wanted came flooding back like my best childhood memories. Thank you so much for making a dream come true!

Kevin L
Just like I remember

It appears to be exactly like my long lost JB DB5 Corgi from 50(?) years ago! A wonderful start to my 18 month old grandson’s collection. I can admire it every time I visit!

David D

I have the identical silver one, glad to get this one! Detail and build is great. Quality +++

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