Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Ferrari – original 1970s vitreous enamel shield badge remounted onto a new keyfob in oak bark tanned hide


1 in stock

We are not licensed by Ferrari or any of their representatives to reproduce any of the registered Ferrari logos and badge designs.

The keyring in this listing has an original Ferrari keyfob badge which will have been produced in England almost 50 years ago which we have remounted onto a new leather keyfob as can be seen in the photos .

We have just this one keyring with this badge to offer – when this keyring has been sold this listing will be cancelled .

A superb original British made vitreous enamel Ferrari keyfob badge in excellent condition which we have remounted onto a new keyfob in dark tan oak bark tanned hide .

Many original Ferrari keyrings were produced in a tan coloured hide which darkened over time and with use to become a darker shade of tan similar to the dark tan oak bark tanned hide which we have selected for this keyring .

The keyfob has been produced in a generous thickness of hide .

The jewellery quality nickel plated vitreous enamel badge dates from the 1970s and is marked ‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ on the reverse .

Unusually in the case of a vitreous enamel badge which was produced almost 50 years ago – the vitreous enamel is in superb condition without any of the usual small cracks or chips .

However there are a couple of tiny specks of the nickel plating missing from the exposed left hand leg of the plated metal loop on top of the badge – just visible in the enlarged high resolution photos but hardly noticeable when viewed at life size unless you are specifically looking for them – you probably would not have noticed had we not mentioned them .

‘SF’ on the badge represents ‘Scuderia Ferrari ‘ – ‘Scuderia’ is ‘ a stable for racing horses ‘ – Scuderia being Ferrari’s racing division .

In the 1970s Ferrari had their own superb quality keyrings made in Italy just as they still do today but a few British manufacturers also produced Ferrari keyrings as almost all keyrings for the world’s cars were produced in England at that time – it was quite an industry.

The British made keyrings & badges were generally not to the same standard as the Italian made ones although this particular badge is an exception to that rule – it is as well made as the Italian made counterparts .

Oak bark tanned hide is a brave survivor of England’s past before the Industrial Revolution transformed the use of natural materials.

There is just one remaining tannery in England producing oak bark tanned leather and still powered by a waterwheel- the site has been a tannery since Roman times.

The oak bark is harvested from coppice oakwoods and contains the necessary tannins needed for producing this leather.

The tanning method has changed very little over the years and is a long gentle process which protects the natural fibres of the hide and takes anywhere from 12 -24 months to produce each hide which is then hand finished by the curriers.

The resulting leather is prized for it’s quality, durability & finish and is a shining beacon standing out in this 21st Century world where uniformity & bland industrially produced plastic materials have replaced almost everything which went before.

This outstanding hide is used for keyrings for those customers who demand the very best and where ‘nothing else will do ‘

There is no other leather which actually smells so richly of ‘leather’.

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