NOW SOLD – Sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
We are not licensed by Aston Martin to reproduce the Aston Martin winged logo and none of the keyrings listed here for sale in this website shop feature Aston Martin keyfob badges which have been made by us.
The keyring in this listing is an original vintage keyring dating from the 1960s.
An original mid 1960s Aston Martin keyring which is correct for 1963-1966 Aston Martin DB5 and early 1965 onwards DB6.
This is a rare example of the actual keyrings which were produced for use with those cars.
The keyring is in excellent condition with a vitreous enamel badge mounted onto a genuine tan leather keyfob which has been pressure printed to resemble genuine pigskin.
This keyring has been used – it is not in mint condition – we have seen a few examples of these keyrings over the years and most have been in well used condition………..
The badge is very intricate and easily damaged – the badge on this keyring is perfect.
The pigskin print leather is relatively supple and easily marked and does not retain it’s new appearance for long if in daily use.
The badge has ‘Made in England’ just visible on the back – the badge perforations have been milled out of a solid badge which would have had ‘Manhattan Windsor – Made in England’ on the back.
Manhattan Windsor performed this milling on some of their badges which were perforated like these Aston Martin ones – this removed the necessity to have an additional die made for making these badges .
Manhattan Windsor of Birmingham made all Aston Martin keyrings in the 1960s and 1970s.
The tan leather keyfob is in pigskin print genuine leather – not genuine pigskin. The leather has been pressure printed to give the appearance of genuine pigskin.
In the late 1950s Aston Martin did use genuine pigskin for some of it’s keyrings but obviously found that this was rather too expensive – so an imitation pigskin was specified for later keyrings in the 1960s.
‘TOP GRAIN LEATHER’ is gold embossed into the back of the keyfob – but some of the gold emboss has disappeared which has been the case with other original Aston Martin keyrings produced in this leather which we have seen.
These original Aston Martin keyrings dating from the 1960s have now become very valuable collector’s items – especially when in this condition and particularly with the interest generated by the new James Bond film which features an example of this keyring in the ‘taster video’ pictured together with Mr. Bond’s sunglasses.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 00/522 04/20