Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Anniversary Mini Special – original 1979 20th Anniversary gilt badge remounted onto a new leather keyfob


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An original vitreous enamel Mini Special keyfob badge which will have been produced in 1979 which we have remounted onto a new leather keyfob as can be seen in the photos.

We are offering just this one keyring with this badge – when this keyring has been sold this listing will be cancelled.

The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive .

We do have a couple more of these badges – so when this keyring has been sold we will mount and list another badge – the hand laid enamel in each badge is slightly different so we prefer to list each badge separately .

This vitreous enamel badge was made by the well respected Manhattan Windsor Co. in Birmingham ( sadly now closed )

It – and others like it – were apparently never issued but had been made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the mini in 1979.

These badges were examined by the technical editor of Mini World who identified them as having been produced for the Mini’s 20th Anniversary in 1979.

The red vitreous enamel in the badge is as fresh and vibrant as the day it was fired but is not as consistent in colour as modern resin based enamel badges – this badge is over 40 years old and does look it’s age .

The badges would have originally been treated with a ‘whiff’ of lacquer which would tend to wear off during use – we have re-applied this to this badge .