A characteristic of these Porsche keyfobs was the amount of internal padding which was used to plump the keyfob up. Each one has this ‘padded cushion’ effect.
To our eyes the splitring fitted is rather too large for the keyfob – but this is how they were always supplied- so we leave it as it is.
Unusually we have recently had a couple of these keyrings to offer here in the website shop- prior to that we didn’t have one for many months.
Very occasionally we are able to list one of these keyrings in mint unused condition ( one currently listed unless now sold )
Mint examples are very rare and do command a premium over used examples.
This keyring therefore represents a considerable saving over the cost of a mint condition one – and mint condition will quickly change to the condition of this keyring if used for a month or two ( and we do know that our Porsche customers buy these keyrings to use in their cars rather than to hang in a collector’s cabinet )
Original examples of these keyrings do appear on internet auction sites from time to time but never seem to be offered in particularly good condition ( please do not confuse them with the modern imitation leather replicas with badges stuck onto the fob with araldite which abound on ebay ! )
Even when in poor condition these original Porsche crest keyrings with the hinged badge now routinely sell for around £75 each on internet auction sites – sometimes even more when 2 or 3 keen bidders are involved.
A used one appeared on ebay recently located in Australia priced at well over £300 !
We do not know if it actually sold.
Over the last 3 years the price of classic Porsche motor cars has risen dramatically before finally levelling out – this has been reflected in the demand for original keyrings to accompany those cars . The value of the keyrings has also risen accordingly and we are now having to pay very high prices in order to put good quality original Porsche keyrings like this one into stock. You will notice that this website shop seldom has many to offer !
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 00/58 03/20