We go to extraordinary lengths to secure keyrings like this one to list here in our website shop- and have to pay the market price to do so.
This keyring was made in England at the time -in the 1960s and early 1970s most keyrings for the world’s cars were made in England – it was quite an industry.
Porsche cars were still quite rare vehicles in England at that time so British manufacturers did not make many keyrings for Porsche – hence the rarity of early original Porsche keyrings like this one.
On the back of the badge is cast ‘MADE IN ENGLAND ‘.
It was only in the 1980s & 1990s that Porsche began to have their own keyrings made in Germany and then later in China.
The keyring in this listing is new old stock and in mint condition – it just cannot be bettered.
The vitreous enamel badge is as fresh & lustrous as when it was originally made almost 50 years ago and is mounted onto a keyfob in genuine black high gloss leather complete with the leather symbol gold embossed on the back.
The vitreous enamel badge has the top strip of the crest represented in white enamel – which is correct for the earlier pre 1973 cars.
We have discussed the dating of this white enamel strip with Kevin Morfett of Historika and he confirms that the white strip disappeared in 1973 coinciding with the appearance of the first impact bumper 911 cars.
This keyring is a very rare surviving example of what was actually being used in the cars at the time- it is the very best example of a Porsche keyring of this type which we have ever seen.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
Our listing price simply reflects what we have to pay for a keyring like this in order to put it into stock and despite what appears to be a very high price we know from experience that Porsche keyrings of this quality do not sit here in the shop for long.
Values of the late 1960s and early 1970s cars have increased very substantially over the last 3 years and the values of genuine original Porsche keyrings and the demand for them has increased accordingly – particularly when the value of some of the 911s which this keyring is correct for ( 2.7 911RS etc ) are taken into consideration.
Original mint condition CUD torpedo Porsche keyrings are more valuable than this example – but they were produced in the mid 1960s and are not necessarily date correct for the very late 1960s & early 1970s pre-impact bumper 911 cars.
When this keyring has been sold this listing will cancel. 00/525 12/20