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 1970s.
We have just this one example to offer of this very scarce keyring which is in well used and worn condition as can be seen from the photos.
If your idea of the perfect keyring is a mint unused example – then this keyring is definitely not for you !
This is only the 2nd example which we have ever seen in burgundy leather – and we haven’t seen many in any leather colour actually.
The keyring was made by Manhattan Windsor of Birmingham in the 1970s – and has their details cast into the back of the badge.
Manhattan Windsor have sadly been closed for a number of years but made most of Aston Martin’s keyrings right from the early days in the 1960s.
The vitreous enamel badge is in fair condition with a green enamel ground and is mounted onto a genuine burgundy leather keyfob which is well worn in but still quite serviceable apart from the little leather strap holding the badge onto the main body of the keyfob.
This little strap is quite worn and will need replacing at some stage if the keyring is to be put into regular use.
We can do this on your behalf for an extra charge – but it is quite a process as all of the original stitching around the keyfob has to be unpicked in order to replace the hinge.
The keyfob then has to be re-stitched by hand using the original machine stitching holes .
‘Top Grain Leather’ was gold embossed onto the back of the leather keyfob and this can just ( and only just !) still be made out.
This is the genuine item which Manhattan Windsor made in the 1970s although the first collaboration between Aston Martin and the coachbuilder Zagato had been in the early 1960s.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When this keyring has been sold this listing will cancel.
Please do not confuse this keyring with reproductions which occasionally crop up on ebay although these are easy to spot with modern resin enamel badges without Manhattan Windsor’s details on the badge and are mounted onto plastic keyfobs – on the plus side the reproductions are a lot cheaper than this original example !!
The reproductions are most unlikely to be in the well used condition of this keyring of course ! 00/531 unavailable