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 features an historic original vintage Jaguar keyfob badge which was manufactured over 40 years ago and this keyring with this badge mounted onto it is intended to be used with classic Jaguar XJ6 & XJ12 motor cars.
We have just this one example of this rare badge to offer in black vitreous enamel on gilt made by Manhattan Windsor Co. of Birmingham ( sadly now closed) which we have remounted onto a new keyfob in full grain black leather as can be seen in the photos.
The badge dates from the 1970s and it is known that keyrings with similar badges were issued with the Jaguar XJ6 in the mid 1970s.
In his book ‘Vintage Jaguar Keyrings’ which was published in autumn 2018 , Bud Marston describes this badge as the ‘XJ Recessed Growler’ on account of how the growler depiction is recessed into the surface of the badge- and does show one example of this black enamel on gilt badge.
The iconic Jaguar ‘Growler’ mask is recessed into the enamel badge surrounded by a border of jet black vitreous enamel.
The enamel is as fresh and vibrant as the day it was fired almost 40 years ago.
The badge has ‘Manhattan Windsor – made in England’ marked on the back.
This badge 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. 00/57 04/20
Please note that keyrings with similar badges are listed elsewhere in our Jaguar section mounted onto red leather keyfobs ( unless now sold ) – but these do not have original Manhattan Windsor badges like the ones offered here.
Those badges appear identical but are not marked ‘Manhattan Windsor’ and we can only assume that they were made at a later date from the same die by others.
They are unlikely to have been made in the 1970s by Manhattan Windsor who have been closed for some time.