NOW SOLD – Sorry – these keyrings have now both been sold and can no longer be ordered
What a sensational keyring – and we have just 2 to offer.
The only examples of an original 1960s Sunbeam Alpine torpedo keyring which we have ever seen in the last 10 years.
The keyrings are new old stock – so are in mint condition.
The vitreous enamel badges are mounted onto genuine leather torpedo keyfobs gold embossed ‘ Real Morocco Made in England’
Morocco was a term used for goatskin – and the fine pebbly appearance of the leather suggests that this is indeed goatskin.
Torpedo keyrings were made by Castles Unit Developments of Castle Gate Leicester UK in the early 1960s. They were the only manufacturer making torpedos.
It is believed that Castles then changed their name very briefly to ‘Craftsman’ before ceasing production altogether. We do very occasionally come across torpedo keyrings marked ‘Craftsman’. An American connection has also been rumoured but so far has not been substantiated.
The keyrings are original & correct for 1959 -1968 Sunbeam Alpine Sports.
How many of those cars which remain will be driven with an original keyring from the time like this one ?
When both keyrings have been sold this listing will cancel. 59/95