Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Lotus – original vintage early 2000s? new old stock Manhattan Windsor keyring with dark tan leather keyfob


1 in stock

An original new old stock Lotus keyring which we would think will have been produced in the early 2000s .

We have just this one keyring in this new old stock condition with this dark tan leather keyfob to offer – when this keyring has been sold this listing will be cancelled .

These Manhattan Windsor Lotus keyrings had quite a long period of production  – probably from the 1980s into the early 2000s.

This particular example is mounted onto the original plain display card  – so we would think that it dates from the early 2000s .

Having a plain un-printed display card leads us to believe that it will have been one of the last of these keyrings which Manhattan Windsor produced.

Earlier examples usually came mounted onto a display card printed with Manhattan Windsor’s details .

This keyring is in new old stock condition with a vitreous enamel badge mounted onto a genuine full grain dark tan leather keyfob gold embossed ‘ TOP GRAIN LEATHER ‘ .

The vitreous enamelling is in green and the ‘ egg yolk ‘ yellow which Manhattan Windsor used for all these Lotus keyrings apart from an early version – an example of which is currently listed ( unless now sold )

The keyring is still mounted onto it’s original display card within a cellophane sleeve .

Cellophane tends to go brittle with age and the cellophane sleeve has become damaged when we opened it to inspect & photograph the keyring .

Made by Manhattan Windsor Co. of Birmingham – their details are cast onto the back of the badge .

Manhattan Windsor have now sadly been closed for many years – they were the best known British manufacturer of top quality automotive keyrings from the 1970s onwards and their products were exported all over the world .

The quality of their leather automotive keyrings has never been equalled before or since .

Superb quality British made keyrings the like of which we will probably never see again .

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