NOW SOLD – Sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
You are most unlikely to ever have the opportunity to buy a more original 50-odd year old keyring for a Renault R8 than this keyring.
We have just this one example to offer which is new old stock having never been issued and is in superb condition.
The vitreous enamel badge has hand-laid vitreous enamel.
The badge is mounted onto a genuine burgundy leather keyfob gold embossed ‘TOP GRAIN LEATHER’.
The grade of leather used, keyfob shape and style of embossing are exactly as Manhattan Windsor of Birmingham used some years later on their extensive and famous ranges of automotive keyrings.
The later products had ‘Manhattan Windsor’ on the back of the badges – whereas this badge is unmarked .
This keyring came to us recently in a final batch from the original Manhattan Windsor premises in Birmingham together with later keyrings marked Manhattan Windsor as we would expect.
Manhattan Windsor are now sadly closed and almost certainly this is one of the earliest keyrings ever made by Manhattan Windsor probably before they had registered their name.
At that time almost all keyrings for the world’s cars and motorcycles were made in England – it was quite an industry.
This keyring is date correct for any 1964-1972 Renault R8 and the one in the photos is the actual one which you will receive. 59/92 01/20