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 has an historic original vintage Jaguar keyfob badge which was manufactured over 40 years ago and this keyring is intended to be used with classic Jaguar XJ6 & XJ12 motor cars.
The keyring in this listing has a rare original keyfob badge in green vitreous enamel .
The badge is in excellent condition ( probably unused ) and is one of just a few that we have seen in this green enamel – other colours offered at the time included black, red and grey enamel.
These badges were rarely perfect and this one has the very slightest ‘orange peel’ in the enamel between 6 o’clock & 7 o’clock on the face of the badge.
This can hardly be seen with the naked eye at life size but can be seen in the high resolution enlarged photos in the listing.
We are offering the badge remounted onto one of our slimline teardrop keyfobs in full grain black leather as can be seen in the photos.
These badges were made in the 1970s and it is known that some were issued with the Jaguar XJ6 in the mid 1970s.
Mr.Roland Warting from Sweden has made contact to say that keyfobs with these enamel badges were listed in the Jaguar parts list for use with the Series II XJ6 ( 1974-79) The part no. was BD 38585.
Mr.Clifford Schulz from New York USA confirms the above but reports that it was also used as a general Jaguar keyfob at the time in USA – and was not just available from Jaguar themselves.
We are most grateful to these two authorities for the above information and also to Mr. Bud Marston from USA who has advised on many of our Jaguar keyrings- and advises that this keyfob badge was also used with the Jaguar XJ12.
In his book ‘Vintage Jaguar Keyrings’ which was published in autumn 2018 , Bud describes this badge as the ‘XJ Recessed Growler’ on account of how the growler depiction is recessed into the surface of the badge.
In his book, Bud refers to the badge in black, green, grey & red enamel.
One of Bud’s grey badges in the book was kindly obtained from us and is shown mounted onto one of our slimline teardrop keyfobs- like the keyring in this listing.
The iconic Jaguar ‘Growler’ mask is recessed into the enamel badge surrounded by a border of bright conifer green enamel.
The enamel is as fresh and vibrant as the day it was fired almost 40 years ago.
The badge has ‘Manhattan Windsor’ marked on the back- the famous Manhattan Windsor badgemakers of Birmingham who made so many classic Jaguar keyrings at the time.
This keyring is original & correct for 1970s Jaguar XJ6 & XJ12.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive – when it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 00/521 11/19