Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Volkswagen – original vintage late 1960s/ early 1970s torpedo keyring

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

An original Volkswagen torpedo keyring which will have been issued by the dealership whose details are gold embossed onto the reverse of the keyfob  in the late 1960s or early 1970s .

We have just this one example of this keyring to offer – when it has been sold this listing will be cancelled

This keyring is in good serviceable condition with a vitreous enamel badge mounted onto a keyfob in genuine black leather embossed on the reverse with the dealer’s details .

The light blue vitreous enamelling in the badge is in perfect condition whilst the nickel plating has multiple tiny indents which have been caused by contact with the car keys – usually whilst in the owner’s pockets .

The badge is marked ‘ GP Cromwell Road London ‘ – the badge is similar to those previously produced by CUD ( Castles Unit Developments of Leicester )

It may be that GP had received some of the badge dies when CUD ceased trading – in which case this keyring would date from the early 1970s – although torpedo shaped keyrings were very quickly going out of fashion by then .

We listed and sold a VW keyring with an identical badge some time back – that particular badge was marked ‘ Prestige Advertising London’ on the reverse – so maybe this original CUD badge die was in general use by others .

The leather keyfob is in good condition with the splitring eyelet still strongly mounted .

The issuing dealership’s details are gold embossed onto the reverse of the keyfob – now beginning to wear .

The dealer’s early STD  London 01 telephone number apears after the dealer’s address .

These 01 numbers began to be issued in 1958 .

Original Volkswagen torpedo keyrings like this one are much rarer than original Jaguar torpedo keyrings that are now so valuable & collectible that Bud Marston in USA has written a book entitled ‘Vintage Jaguar keyrings’ which is featured at the start of our Jaguar section here in this website shop.

This keyring will be original & correct for use with any Volkswagen motor car of the period .

The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive. SMOSO  00/58   05/24