NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
This keyring is about as good as it gets for an early Volkswagen keyring !
This is only the second example of a 1960s new old stock Volkswagen torpedo keyring which we have ever seen – being new old stock and having the Wolfsburg Castle coloured vitreous enamel badge sets these two apart from the few others which we have very occasionally listed in the past.
Coupled with this are the most perfect dealership details embossed on the back of the keyfob in gold emboss – EUROPEAN CARS Ltd of Old Brompton Road London.
Just look at that ‘phone no. – Fremantle 7711 !!
This keyring would have been destined to have been supplied with a brand new Volkswagen car from that dealership – just imagine the excitement at the time !
Dating from the 1960s this keyring has been in store for around 50 years and is new old stock having never been used.
Made by the very well known Castles Unit Development Co. of Castle Gate. Leicester UK – their ‘CUD’ mark is on the back of the enamel badge. Castles were the earliest & best manufacturers of keyrings in UK at that time and examples of their products are keenly sought after – particularly in this condition.
An absolutely top quality British made item produced at a time when many items like this were becoming mass produced & very poorly finished.
This keyring is original & correct for any 1960s Volkswagen motor car.
This keyring is one of the best & most important keyrings which we have ever listed for Volkswagen – it’s value can only go up and it is priced at the cost of an average car tyre or a good restaurant meal for 2 people ( with wine !)
What a superb present this would make for the VW enthusiast.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive – when it has been sold this listing will cancel. 00/59 07/20