Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Austin Mini – original vintage late 1960s ‘Trend’ keyring – collector’s item


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

When this keyring has been sold this listing will be cancelled .

An original Austin Mini keyring which was produced in the late 1960s by Trend .

Hardly any of these Austin Mini Trend keyrings can ever have been produced – this is the only complete example which we have ever seen over the last 10 years .

This keyring is original & correct for use with any late 1960s or early 1970s Austin Mini.

This keyring is in very good condition with a jewellery quality vitreous enamel badge mounted onto a keyfob in genuine black leather gold embossed on the reverse :- TREND Real Leather.

The keyring was made by a manufacturing business whose trademark was ‘Trend’ as can be seen embossed onto the back of the keyfob- we do see examples of their keyrings for other makes of car from time to time.

In the 1960s almost all keyrings for the world’s cars were made in England – it was quite an industry.

Despite comprehensive research we have never discovered who Trend actually were !

Small enamelling businesses came & went rather rapidly in the 1960s – many were based in the Birmingham area which had a tradition of vitreous enamelling.

There may have been a tie-up with a badgemaker known as ‘Alexander’ – occasionally a badge marked ‘Alexander’ crops up mounted onto a ‘Trend’ leather keyfob.

A top quality British made item produced at a time when many items like this were becoming mass produced & very poorly finished .

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

When it has been sold then this listing will be cancelled.