Corgi Toys 1956-73
270 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Type 5

270 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Type 5

80 GBP
Two Aston Martins have come into stock at the same time. One was an example of the very first silver 270 and this is an example of the very last!

This one is the Whizzwheels edition and loses the tyre slashers, as well as the revolving number plate. These have gold grilles and bumpers and started with Type 4 that has a grey base and then this last Type 5 with a silver base which would have been available from early 1977 through to about April 1978 when the bigger scale model was introduced. So it was not around for that long and is not that common.

This example is in very good condition. There are a few chips to the paintwork but the features are all functioning. There is no baddy at the moment but I hope to find one and will include him if he turns up. For now it is sold as it stands. The windows are very clean and clear and the roof usually rests in line (but I didn't close it properly in the photos!) It really does sit as it should! This has the thicker A and B pillars.

It is totally original.

These Bond Aston Martins are complicated. Be careful to check what you're buying. Many are now being restored too. There are five main types that can be fairly easily identified:

Type 1: Early 1968 - mid 1969
Tyre slashers, silver bumpers, base has a circular section at the rear, grey base.

Type 2: mid 1969 - end 1975
as before but with gold bumpers.

Type 3: 1976
as before but with an oval shape on the base

Type 4: early 1977 only
Whizzwheels, grey base

Type 5: early 1977 - early 1978
Whizzwheels, silver base.