SS Jaguar key fob

Early Jaguar key fobs seem to be commanding a premium price at the moment.
Is it known if there was ever a SS key fob? Any photos?
Regards Graham.

Found This Site:
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C626500

Someone once gave me one of those key fobs. The sharp ends of the wings are guaranteed to cut a hole in your trouser pocket before any other make of fob.

Peter :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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Hi JagGirlUS.

Thanks for your replies.

That seller is actually based here in Australia but the prices he wants for items is through the roof, like the key ring shown is A$1000, unfortunately.

Regards, Graham.


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I think they were made as key blanks by a US distributor post war. I recall someone at JCNA had some. I h
These were just the badges, I would suggest someone with " initiative’ has mountd it on the key fob. What I can see of the leather section looks like the fob that was a Bryson’s one that came on a MK 8 I had years ago.
I note it is badged " Jaguar" [ in an incorrect font] not " SS Jaguar" as one would expect pre war.

May I offer the suggestion that to spend that kind of $$ on a key fob possibly indicates that you have been inhaling something hallucinogenic ?

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This very recent book by Morill Marston about Jaguar keys has been recommended by David:

How far do we believe key fobs go back?


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Graham, I‘m aware the book recommendation would not answer your original question, to which I cannot offer insight. Still, for someone interested in the topic and not aware of the book, the reference might be of interest.

Well reading the sample pages, it appears th e bok only covers 1955 onwards, So not SS , although I note some of the samples bera an uncanny resemblence to the $1000 offering.
Its reference to samples being found in Australia , remind me that someone years ago in NSW bought all of Brysons old stock of jaguat keys. And I was able to buy NOS original FNR keys for my saloon.
I I would have thought that if Jaguar sold fobs they would have been included with other stras [ like tax disc holders and mascots ] in literature.
And to go back SS1s didn’t have coded ign switch keys, One key fitted all cars Pic attached
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The Bud Marston book is superb, and focuses on the factory issued accessory offered with new Jaguars and as an over the counter spare part/accessory, first offered/available from 1955 as per books title. There may well have been some private issue earlier albeit I can’t recall off hand without checking book if anything is mentioned or not

These items are clearly an excellent investment and if anyone is wishing to take advantage of them I can offer this one with a 10% discount over the Australian quoted price.

Peter :upside_down_face:

I have one as well. Mine is slotted for an FNR lock, note the Mark V’s FNR key to its right, and is stamped FNR on the back, different from Peter’s.


I bought it here from a US based British parts vendor about 15-20 years ago for about $4.
My SS also has FNR keys.
Maybe there’s a niche market for a CNC machined SS fob?
But with two winged key offerings now, even at a 10% discount, the market appears to be flooded. :unamused: