NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
We are not licensed by Jaguar Land Rover Ltd to reproduce any of the recent Jaguar logos and none of the keyrings listed here for sale in this website shop feature any of those logos.
The keyring in this listing is an historic original vintage Jaguar keyring which was manufactured over 50 years ago.
An original Jaguar keyring dating from the early 1960s which has the same rare badge as the ones which we offer remounted in a separate listing here in this website shop.
This is only the 2nd original example of this keyring which we have ever listed over the last 10 years and has been in our possession for some time.
The keyring is in really excellent condition and could well be new old stock.
The vitreous enamel on nickel plate badge is absolutely flawless and is marked ‘Manhattan – Made in England’ on the reverse.
The badge is mounted onto a keyfob in genuine full grain black leather gold embossed ‘REAL LEATHER – MADE IN ENGLAND’.
The edge of the leather keyfob is straight cut and un-burnished as Manhattan always finished their keyfob edges.
Possibly one of the very earliest keyrings ever made by Manhattan who went on to become the famous Manhattan Windsor Co. of Birmingham who made a wealth of keyrings for Jaguar and other marques right up until recent times before sadly closing for business.
The badge on this keyring features the iconic Jaguar ‘Growler’ mask with red enamel eyes and mouth upon the black & white chequerboard ground.
This chequerboard design carried forward to represent the Jaguar E-Type but this keyring will have been produced just before the E-type was launched.
Jaguar authorities are of the opinion that this badge was produced in the time slot between Jaguar XK150 & Jaguar E-Type.
Possibly one of the rarest Jaguar keyrings ever produced – we have only ever seen 2 complete examples – this being one of them.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 00/574 ( oo/083 ) 06/20