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Old 12-10-12, 04:34 PM
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Default 2 Litre Key Fob

This is the key fob that came with my 404-X when I bought it in 1968. Probably not rare, but it is 50 or so years old. I would be interested to know how common these are.
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Old 12-10-12, 05:53 PM
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The key fob which came with my 1962 407 is a very small circular Bristol logo on a leather backing. Colour of the medallion is silver and just about a thumb nail in size. I cannot post a 'photo at the moment as I an in our house in Spain.
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Old 13-10-12, 11:08 PM
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The Key fob is the correct one, I also have one of the same type since 1962.
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To answer your question !! It's very rare ..
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The key fob which came with my 1962 407 is a very small circular Bristol logo on a leather backing. Colour of the medallion is silver and just about a thumb nail in size. I cannot post a 'photo at the moment as I an in our house in Spain.
Mercifully unencumbered by Spanish property, I am able to photograph my key fobs, which I suspect are the ones Nick describes. In the attached picture the two on the left are what came with my 411 S5 and the one on the right I had made in China*.

I think they suit the car - very understated!

I have only just realised that the two period key fobs are different, so they may not have come with the car. At least not both of them. Did these key fobs normally come with a 411 of did they pre date it?

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To answer your question !! It's very rare ..
Greg, I am curious to know, what does "very rare" mean?
and what led you to the conclusion that it is "very rare"?

*Just kidding, I bought it from Bristol Car Services in the late 1990s. (If I was going to get any made in China I would make sure it said "2 Litre"!)

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Old 14-10-12, 03:59 PM
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Curiously the fob that came with my 1969 411S1 is similar to the ones on the left but with a square leather backing rather than triangular!
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Old 14-10-12, 04:19 PM
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Default 2 litre key fob?

My Bristol key fob, not necessarily 2 litre, was used I would think until they ran out of them. Mine came with my car and was not used a lot, the second set of keys on a more modern fob had more wear, I suspect that previous owners valued the little one more. I have certainly used it when we went to concours etc. it like the one on the far left of Gregs compendium of keys.
I think that the father of the young man who writes the junior section of the mag, young Thomas once owned my 407 according to all the history I have since the car was delivered new by one of Bristol Cars dealers in Leeds.
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Another triangular one, looks like they're a bit common, this one belongs to a 403 and I assume has done for some time.
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Old 21-01-13, 02:31 PM
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I think they were issued with every new car until they, Bristol, ran out of stock and did not re-order.
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Can anyone shed any light on the history of this Bristol pegasus fob? I bought it recently on eBay, after the poor quality imitation leather on the one I bought new from Bristol Cars a few years ago fell apart, although this one is a bit worn too.
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Old 25-06-13, 02:42 PM
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Default Bristol old style key fob

The key fob just posted by Sam I have not seen before, mine is the same as the one on Des's reply which I think were issued as I said before until they ran out. I.E. not just for 2 litres as mine is with my 407.
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Probably for a bus !
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And that's a Unicorn not a Pegasus :-)
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Old 29-06-13, 10:35 AM
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Hi
Probably a city of Bristol souvenir.

From an explanation of the city's coat of arms
"Supporters : On either side a Unicorn sejant Or armed maned and unguled Sable.
------------the Unicorns will only do homage to men of virtue"
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Sorry, getting my mythical beasts confused!
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Which ones mythical ?
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