We have a very limited quantity of these original new old stock keyrings which date from the very early 1970s.
They were made by the Freeline Badgemaking Co. of Bristol and are marked ‘Made in England’ on the reverse.
The keyrings have been in store for around 45 years and are in excellent condition although the vitreous enamelling on the badges is not as precise and evenly laid as modern resin based enamel badges – this is how they were made in the seventies and is part of the charm of an original vintage badge !
The keyfobs are in genuine black leather.
These keyrings are original & correct for the Mini Clubman 1969 – 1975.
A customer in Japan is an authority on Minis and has been in contact to tell us that strictly speaking the Mini Clubman badge had a longer blue shield and that our badge was also used for Mini Mark 3 and Clubman in the 1970s.
He goes on to say that in the Austin and Morris era, there were various models of minis produced, such as Cooper, Cooper S and etc… but they are mostly put together in the BMLC era.
He thinks that the badge will be correct for all the Minis produced in 70s BLMC era.
The badge was mounted on the Clubman but other minis produced at that time also had it.
All very confusing to us – thank goodness we have customers who know a lot more about the cars than we do !
When all these keyrings have been sold this listing will cancel.