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Jaguar - XJ6 & XJ12 original vintage new old stock 1970s red enamel badge on original leather keyfob -collector's item

£125.00

1 in stock

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 40 years ago and this keyring is intended to be used with classic Jaguar XJ6 & XJ12 motor cars.

This listing is for only the 4th original red vitreous enamel badged XJ6/XJ12 keyring which we have ever seen – only one of which had a perfect enamel badge.

Both of the others were similar to this one in that the vitreous enamelling had flaws.

This particular example also has an ‘orange peel’ appearance in the surface of the vitreous enamel- which can be seen in the high resolution magnified photos in the listing. This ‘orange peel’ effect will have happened as the vitreous enamel cooled and will not have any adverse affect on the durability of the enamel.

Please note that this is a completely original keyring – not a remounted badge as is the case with our similar black enamel badged XJ6/XJ12 keyrings.

The red vitreous enamel badge is mounted onto the original genuine leather keyfob in thick tan hide.

The leather keyfob is in brand new condition although the enamel surface is flawed ( new old stock )

These keyrings 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 but does not show a picture of the red enamelled badge keyring .

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.

The iconic Jaguar ‘Growler’ mask is recessed into the enamel badge surrounded by a border of bright signal red vitreous enamel.

The badge has ‘Manhattan Birmingham’ marked on the back- the famous Manhattan badgemakers 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.