Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Austin Mini Cooper – original vintage 1960s CUD torpedo keyring – collector’s item

NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered

An original vintage Austin Mini Cooper keyring which will have been produced in the 1960s .

Just this one example to offer – when this keyring has been sold this listing will be cancelled .

What a superb keyring – and the only one which we have ever seen and listed .

We were also recently offered a slightly later CUD Austin Mini Cooper keyring with the same badge mounted onto a peardrop keyfob but the owner very sensibly then decided to hang onto it !

Maybe we should have offered more ?

The  keyring in this listing is in new old stock mint condition and has obviously never been used since it was originally supplied or bought to be used with a new Austin Mini Cooper over 50 years ago.

Most probably attached to the spare key which remained unused at the back of a drawer and has only recently come to light.

Made by the famous CUD ( Castle’s Unit Development Co. of Leicester ) who made torpedo keyrings like this one for Jaguar cars – the value of Jaguar torpedo keyrings in mint condition like this one can now be several times the price of this keyring .

The nickel plated badge has yellow & black vitreous enamel detail and is mounted onto a torpedo keyfob in genuine full grain black leather which is actually goatskin which at the time was known as ‘Morocco leather’.

Many of CUD’s torpedo keyfobs were supplied in ‘Morocco leather’  which has a distinctive ‘pebbly’ texture as can be seen in the listing photos.

The quality of CUD’s products is already legendary and they produced these torpedo keyrings up until the late 1960s.

A superb original keyring correct in every way for use with any 1961 – 1969 997/998 Austin Mini Cooper , 1963 – 1964 1071S , 1964 -1967 1275S Mk I & II , and also 1964- 1965 970S .

The keyring in the photos is the actual keyring which you will received . SMOSO   00/522     10/22