NOW SOLD – Sorry – this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered but we have chosen to leave it here on view so that those interested in Volkswagen Beetles can see it.
We regard it is an important Volkswagen historical item .
We are not licensed by Volkswagen Motor Group to reproduce any of the current Volkswagen logos.
The keyring in this listing is an original vintage item which is over 50 years old.
This keyring is almost the holy grail amongst VW beetle enthusiasts.
We have had just one of these badges over the last 10 years – but never a complete keyring like this one – very few can have survived.
This is an original vintage torpedo keyring made specifically for the Volkswagen Beetle by Castle Units Developments of Castle Gate in Leicester UK. Their famous CUD mark is on the back of the badge.
CUD were very prolific badgemakers in the late 1950s – which is the period in which this keyring was made.
The keyring is in excellent condition – and is over 50 years old !
On the back of the torpedo keyfob are embossed details of Heathway Motor Spares- not sure if they could have been a supplying dealership of VW’s at that time or whether they were selling the keyrings to VW owners.
Original & correct for 1953 – 1957 oval rear window Volkswagen Beetle or early 1957 onwards 1200/1300/1500 Beetle.
If your car is one of the best examples of an oval rear window Beetle – then it certainly deserves this very rare keyfob. You will never lose money on it ( the car or the keyfob )
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
The price simply reflects what we have to pay for a keyring like this in order to put it into stock & the rarity of such an item- this is almost VW Beetle jewellery.
Needless to say – having an original keyring like this one on your ignition key will elevate the value of your car far beyond the cost of the keyring.
When it has been sold then this listing will cancel. 00/521