A brief note here on racing numbers. The model
was released with number 3 on the door. I've seen them with RN1, RN3 and
RN7. On the box there is a 17, in the advertising materials I've seen it
is 1. van Cleemput says that 3 is correct, and any other number is due
to shortages of the correct part on the production line.
Shame mine is such a dog, I'll really have to
get a decent one of these, Chris Davidson's mint in box example below
shows just how rough mine is. It will get cleaned and missing jewels
replaced as part of my general re-photo project, but a dog it will
remain. On the right is one from my own childhood toybox. I don't take
full responsibility for the state of this toy. It was passed down to me
by my older brothers already missing the headlamp jewels and with the
curious bonnet hinge injury. I do plead guilty to the hideous brown
paint though and I guess the stickers (GB and tax disc) must have been
me too as only I had those.
It is actually later than all the other DB4s
that I have, the engine is a single casting with the body, all my others
have it is a separate piece, which is the earlier style.