NOW SOLD – Sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
This is an original new old stock vintage Porsche torpedo keyring dating from the 1960s and is date correct for any 1960s and very early 1970s Porsche motor car including 911, 912 & 356.
The keyring has a jewellery grade vitreous enamel badge mounted onto a torpedo keyfob in genuine leather gold embossed ‘ Real Morocco Made in England’
Being new old stock this keyring is in mint condition – just look at the quality of the enamelling in the photos !
This keyring is The Holy Grail of keyrings for 356 & early 911 and possibly one of the rarest and most highly sought after of all automotive keyrings.
The leather fob is interesting in that it is embossed ‘Real Morocco’ which was a term used for goatskin – and the fine pebbly appearance of the leather confirms that this is indeed goatskin.
Torpedo keyrings were made by Castles Unit Developments of Castle Gate Leicester UK in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They were the only manufacturer making torpedos – the torpedo was their signature shape.
Castles then changed their name very briefly to ‘Craftsman’ before ceasing production altogether ( the back of the badge of this keyring is marked ‘Craftsman’ )
We do very occasionally come across torpedo keyrings for other marques marked ‘Craftsman’- this one being one of them.
An American connection has also been rumoured but so far has not been substantiated.
This torpedo fob is embossed ‘Made in England’.
We constantly strive to be in a position to offer original period keyrings like this one for marques such as Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar etc but this is becoming almost impossible due to the interest in these items and the values which have increased out of all proportion over the last 2 or 3 years. 00/05- 7/ 10/19