Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Mercedes Benz – original early 1980s vitreous enamel & gilt badge remounted onto a new leather keyfob

NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered

An original Mercedes Benz keyfob badge which we would date as having been produced in the very late 1970s or early 1980s which we have remounted onto a new leather keyfob as can be seen in the photos .

Just this one keyring with this badge to offer – when it has been sold this listing will be cancelled .

Up until the 1980s almost all keyrings for the world’s cars were made in England – it was quite an industry which has now moved to The Far East.

This cobalt blue vitreous enamel on gilt Mercedes Benz keyfob badge will have been made in England and is in excellent condition .

As with all gilt badges from the time – the gilt finish has mellowed over the years to result in a badge which whilst in excellent condition does actually look it’s age .

This badge has ‘Made in England ‘ on the reverse but most of the statement is not showing .

This is probably because the same die was later used for casting these perforated badges ( this one is perforated ) as had been used for casting solid badges at the time.

The 3 perforated sections were then milled out of the badge .

This saved this particular manufacturer having another relatively expensive die produced for the perforated badge as it was slightly later that the perforated style replaced the solid badge which had been used in the 1970s .

Mercedes Benz keyfob badges in the 1970s were generally solid badges but by the 1980s often had 3 perforated sections milled out of the badge like this example which made them rather attractive and set them apart from other Mercedes Benz keyfob badges made before and since.

By the 1990s the badges had generally reverted back to being solid again.

The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive. SMOSO   00/58     05/24