This is an example of the very last 270 model and it is immaculate. 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 mint condition.
The box is the correct late 1977 type and has probably only been opened to take the photos. The spare baddie is in the slot at the side. There was no instruction sheet for these at this time, the rear of the box illustrating what to do. This is a rare opportunity to get such a sought after item in this condition.
These Bond Aston Martins are complicated. 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. Remember that these toys are around 50 years old!
All models advertised are original, not restored or repainted unless I have stated otherwise. The item "Corgi Toys 270 James Bond Aston Martin late edition with original box" is in sale since Tuesday, July 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Diecast & Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Vintage Manufacture". The seller is "ahi2000" and is located in Towcester.
This item can be shipped worldwide.