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Porsche – original vintage vitreous enamel ‘Fritz Reu Heubach’ hinged crest keyring with slate grey leather keyfob ( some nickel plating missing )

NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered

An original Porsche keyring which we would think will have been produced in the 1980s 

Just this one ‘Fritz Reu’ keyring with some nickel plating missing from the badge to offer – when it has been sold this listing will be cancelled.

This keyring is one of two Porsche keyrings which we have received marked ‘Fritz Reu Heubach ‘ .

The other one was listed and sold very recently .

These keyrings are usually just marked ‘Heubach’ – we have not seen any marked ‘Fritz Reu Heubach’ before .

This keyring is in good condition apart from some of the nickel plating having disappeared from the central ‘Stuttgart’ panel of the badge .

This can be seen in the enlarged high resolution listing photos .

Additionally as often happens with these keyrings – the badge is quite ‘slack’ on the leather hinge securing it to the leather keyfob – perfectly secure but the badge can swing from side to side as shown in the final listing photo .

Fritz Reu GmbH was established in Swabia in Germany in 1923 and has always produced enamelled products such as vitreous enamel badges & commemorative coins .

These original Porsche ‘heubach’ hinged crest keyrings are original & correct for use with a wide range of Porsche cars – but finding keyrings in good serviceable condition is becoming a challenge.

This keyring is in slate grey leather and is in used condition – these keyrings were actually supplied to be used rather than to be stored away to become collector’s items in 40 years time !

The vitreous enamel badge has vitreous enamel in perfect condition although some of the nickel plating has been lost as already mentioned.

The shape of the leather keyfob has a slightly stubbier shield shape than the later ‘heubach’ keyrings – a very small detail but noticeable when you have seen a few of the later keyrings .

These slightly earlier ‘heubach’ keyrings with this stubbier shape do not often appear – presumably because they were produced a few years earlier and have had longer to wear out.

Additionally the later ‘heubach’ keyrings were produced at a time when the cars tended to be receiving more careful use – those keyrings enjoyed the same level of care !

The earlier cars were often daily drivers at a time when owners just had the one car and not a ‘go to work’ car and also a weekend car !

The slate grey leather and the stitching are in excellent shape .

The keyring has the internal ‘plumping’ which all these ‘heubach’ keyrings had- this particular example has particularly generous internal plumping and is a tactile object which one cannot resist turning over in the hand .

These original ‘heubach’ Porsche crest keyrings with a vitreous enamel badge hinged onto a genuine leather keyfob with a little leather strap have now become very sought after .

The keyrings were produced with a black or slate grey leather keyfob – those in slate grey leather are considered to be more collectible although the black leather version could have been produced slightly earlier .

Please do not confuse these keyrings with the modern Porsche keyrings with the badge bonded ( not hinged ) onto the surface of the keyfob

It is difficult to date these keyrings exactly as they had a long period of issue but we are advised by one of our customers in Germany that examples in slate grey leather will most probably date from the 1990s – we are grateful for his input but do think that this particular keyring will date from the 1980s even though it is in grey leather rather than the more usual black leather .

Keyrings like this one will be original & correct for use with 1980s 911 SCs & Carrera 3.2s , together with early Carrera 964 and also 928, 994, 968 and early Boxster .

Original examples of these keyrings do appear on internet auction sites from time to time and sometimes at exorbitant prices – but rarely in particularly good condition .

Over the last 3 years the price of classic Porsche motor cars has risen before finally levelling out -this has been reflected in the demand for original keyrings like these to accompany those cars.

The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive. SMOSO   00/57   12/22