Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Volkswagen original vintage new old stock 1960s Wolfsburg crest London dealership CUD torpedo keyring – collector’s item

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

An original new old stock Volkswagen torpedo keyring which will have been issued by the dealership whose details are gold embossed onto the reverse of the keyfob  in the 1960s .

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

What a superb keyring !

We have only listed  2 or 3 of these original Wolfsburg crest CUD torpedo keyrings over the years and this keyring is the very best example which we have ever seen .

It is doubtful if we will ever see another one in this new old stock condition .

Loose badges which were fitted to these keyrings do still occasionally turn up without the leather keyfob but are almost always in well worn condition but still command a healthy price .

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 Volkswagen torpedo keyring was produced by Castles Unit Developments Ltd of Castle Gate, Leicester ( CUD ) and will have been produced in the1960s .

CUD were the only manufacturers of torpedo keyrings at the time and were famous in the late 1950s and right through the 1960s for the quality of their products which were exported worldwide.

At that time almost all keyrings for the world’s motor cars were made in England – it was quite an industry.

The bright nickel plated badge is in solid black vitreous enamel and is mounted onto a torpedo keyfob in genuine hide .

The reverse of the keyfob is beautifully gold embossed with the North London supplying dealership’s details .

The pebbly grain of the leather suggests that this leather is goatskin – later keyrings produced by Craftsman ( CUD apparently became ‘Craftsman’ for a very short period in the very late 1960s & very early 1970s ) were embossed ‘MOROCCO LEATHER’ which is a term for goatskin.

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  00/571    05/24