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A rare Corgi gold-plated Presentation James Bond Lotus Esprit
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A rare Corgi gold-plated Presentation James Bond Lotus Esprit

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A rare Corgi gold-plated Presentation James Bond Lotus Esprit
produced for the world premiere of 'The Spy Who Loved Me' on 7th July 1977, mounted on blue and black perspex base with secret drawer for rockets, with brass plaque 'Presented by the Mettoy Co Ltd 7th July 1977', with instruction card, in original gold-coloured display box (VG, some tarnishing, box G, some abrasion and wear to hinge)
Literature
Van Cleemput, Marcel R, The Great Book of Corgi 1956-1983, New Cavendish Books, London, 1989, pp 353 - 355

According to the author, only ten of these special models were made, primarily for VIP guests at the world premiere of the film

See Christie's, James Bond, Wednesday 14 February 2001, Lot 42, for pre-production version
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