NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
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 around 50 years old.
We have just this one example of this particularly rare Volkswagen keyring to offer.
This keyring with the VW Wolfsburg crest badge dates from the 1960s.
Condition is excellent – it is probably new old stock and may never have been used.
The vitreous enamel badge is mounted onto a keyfob in genuine full grain black leather with ‘Trend’ gold embossed onto the back of the keyfob.
There is something really special about having a completely original vintage keyring which dates from the actual time when your car was built.
This keyring is exactly that – it has not been remade or remounted by us – it is an original vintage item.
Made by a manufacturing business whose trademark was ‘Trend’ as can be seen embossed onto the back of the keyfob- we do see examples of their keyrings for other makes of car from time to time.
Despite comprehensive research we have never discovered who they actually were ! Small enamelling businesses came & went rather rapidly in the 1960s – many were based in the Birmingham area which had a tradition of vitreous enamelling.
There may have been a tie-up with a badgemaker known as ‘Alexander’ – occasionally a badge marked ‘Alexander’ crops up mounted onto a ‘Trend’ leather keyfob.
A top quality British made item produced at a time when many items like this were becoming mass produced & very poorly finished.
Keyrings for the world’s cars were made in Britain in the 1960s – it was quite an industry.
Original & correct for use with any 1960s Volkswagen motor car.
There are quite a few original 1960s Volkswagens out there – but only a very small handful will now ever be used with a completely original keyring like this one.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold then this listing will cancel. 59/95 09/20