Make your dreams a reality when a James Bond Aston Martin DB5 comes under the hammer at the Bourne Auction Rooms on April 16. Whilst the full-scale model would cost millions, a Corgi miniature could be picked up for as little as £400 in the saleroom.
In 1965 Mettoy, the manufacturers of Corgi toys, brought out Model No.261, a replica of the Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in the hit James Bond film Goldfinger. It went on to become the bestselling toy car of all time, and featured special effects such as pop-up machine guns, a bulletproof shield and ejector seat.
Lot 2 in the sale is a Corgi No.261 Special Agent 007 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 and contains a James Bond Top Secret instruction manual and additional assassin, with the original packaging and box.
The DB5 is part of a single vendor collection featuring around 40 lots of Corgi collectibles which also includes transporters, ice-cream vans, coaches, fire trucks, as well as a wide variety of popular cars from the 1950s and 60s.
"The vendor purchased the collection as a child and has kept them very well. Items in very good condition and with their original boxes will always do better than those without." Said Bourne saleroom manager Alastair McPhie-Meiklejon.
"The market for any toy is very strong but collectables of this type do seem to be overtaking the market for more traditional older collectables. The Corgi items offer a generally good, solid investment for collectors."
Viewing will be open between 10-4pm on April 15, and 8.30-10.00am on the morning of the sale.