Dinky made a valiant effort to separate the Aston Martin from James
Bond. You could have the DB5 as a convertible or the DB6 with a grand
touring body and not a retractable machine gun or an ejector seat in
sight. This a serious attempt to represent a splendid British car.
It does show some weaknesses in the Dinky though. The door sills
are too deep, the grille is too small. They were able to get the
features in and to model the car very nicely, but frequently failed on
the detail. The dashboard in this is typical. It is not sculpted at all,
just a flat bulkhead with a decal.
Its a shame this one is so worn, but it is complete and overall
an excellent model of the car the Prince of Wales has chosen to drive
since his early twenties, was he given it as 21st birthday present? I
think I got a stereo.
This Dinky was sourced from Ebay in September 2013.