The only keyfob enamel badge which was ever originally produced at the time for Mini Cooper seems to have been this design of badge :-
We have very occasionally come across original examples – usually in a damaged condition like this one :-
Our original reproductions of this badge were a faithful copy of this badge with nickel plating and solid black and translucent ruby red hard enamel .
However – many customers ( bless them ! ) asked for the badge to be produced in genuine vitreous enamel like the originals – which we have now done and the keyrings with this badge are listed here in this Mini Cooper section of our website shop priced at £29.95 each.
In that case we are now offering this keyring with those hard enamel badges as our standard Mini Cooper keyring.
Apart from vitreous enamel being the original material which the badges were made from, these modern resin based hard enamel badges do have one very real advantage……….. if you drop the keyring onto a concrete floor then the badge is much less likely to be damaged as vitreous enamel badges usually finish up with a chip or crack in the enamel if you are unlucky !
You would be hard pressed to tell the difference between vitreous and modern hard enamel anyway even with the 2 badges side by side !
This badge is original & correct for use with any 1960s or very early 1970s Mini Cooper and we know that customers do buy these keyrings to use with the later Mini Coopers as well – to give a touch of authenticity to the later cars.