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JAMES BOND'S

ASTON MARTIN D.B.5.


   

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No collection of Corgis is complete without a Bond Aston. There were a number of them over the years and I think they are still actually in production - though they are 1:36 scale now. Was this the first must-have Christmas toy? At Christmas 1965 if you got one of these, and I did, it meant your parents had worked very hard to find one or had been very lucky! I had the Airfix one too - at about 1:18 scale it had loads more features including the opening tail lamps with caltraps.

Corgi kept this original version in the range from 1965 to 1969 when it was replaced by a silver car, still in 1:43 scale but with new features added. There are no listed variations to this car, however it is a perennial favourite and good examples in the original box with all the collateral will always get a very good price

 

I have unearthed my own childhood Bond Aston and you can see it bottom right. It has suffered a little re-decoration, but is fundamentally sound. The example bottom left came in a mixed lot which was 3.20 all up and which I bought to get a Commer Pick-up, so it owes me little, however the front suspension is bust and it is missing the flip-up roof. So if we go with the assumption that the really valuable one here is the one I got for Christmas when I was nine, we have the car bottom right and the donor vehicle bottom left. A project for those long winter evenings I suggest.

I've put the DB4 alongside for comparison, did they use the same casting? it does look like it.


First Generation Bond Aston   Corgi Aston Martin DB4 for comparison
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James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261   James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261
James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261   James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261
James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261   James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261
       

From my childhood toybox

James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261   James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261
James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261       James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261
        James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261
        James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - 261

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