James Bond Gold Aston Martin DB5 Model Car With Ejector Seat - Goldfinger Edition - By Corgi
Pay attention 007! The James Bond Gold Aston Martin DB5 Model Car With Ejector Seat - Goldfinger Edition - by Corgi is a remake of Corgi's 1965 original toy car. Indisputably the most famous Corgi product release of all time, this recreation has all the original features, including a replica box, all in mini 1:46 scale.
Backstory.James Bond and the Aston Martin DB5 Model have gone hand-in-hand for decades - from Goldfinger to the present day. When launched in 1965 seven weeks before Christmas, Corgi sold three-quarters of a million of the model, causing stocks to completely run out by Christmas Day. It went on to sell just under four million.
But why was the model painted gold rather than the screen-accurate Silver Birch? The story goes that Corgi bosses were concerned that the silver painted factory samples they were shown looked too much like base metal. Any production delay would have meant the model not being in the shops in time for Christmas, so the decision was made to paint it in gold and get it onto the shelves. The thinking was that gold would make the DB5 look more ‘special’ as a toy.
Details. Both an iconic car and an iconic toy, this special gold edition of the 60's James Bond DB5 from Goldfinger is the most exacting replica of the original classic available. The 1:46 scale model features rotating number plates, a retractable bullet proof rear shield, extending front over-riders, pop-out machine guns, and, of course, a functioning passenger ejector seat. This new version of the all-time classic Aston Martin DB5 model is being produced in the original packaging from the very first Corgi No. 261 release from 1965, including a set of instructions hidden in a secret compartment and a 007 lapel sticker.
Dimensions. L101mm, W35mm, H28mm (40mm when roof open)
The maker. Corgi is a leading manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using the specifications of the original vehicle and constructed with precision-tooled diecast metal and plastic components.