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Old 23-11-2005   #1
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Unhappy I lost my only key to my 1975 Fiat I need a new one but dont want to change ignition!

I own a 1975 Spider Fiat, I think... I don't know all that much about my car but what I have found out over the Internet. Any ways I was wondering if anyone knows how I can check my cars history? I tried everywhere but everyone says that I need a 17 digit vin #. But it doesn't have 17 digit # cause its to old. Does anyone have any suggestions for either of my problems please help!confused:
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Re: I lost my only key to my 1975 Fiat I need a new one but dont want to change ignition!

a good lock smith will make you a new key by taking one of the lock barrels apart
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Re: I lost my only key to my 1975 Fiat I need a new one but dont want to change ignition!

If you write to the DVLA (and send them a fiver i think) withe the car's reg no they will send you a list of all previous owners. Then you just have to ring them one by one and ask if theyve got a spare key....
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Re: I lost my only key to my 1975 Fiat I need a new one but dont want to change ignition!

may be worth takin the barrel out and takin it to a lock smiths,ur key wouldnt have had a chip in it if its 1975,maybe they cud cut a new 1 making a mould from the existing barrel?
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Re: I lost my only key to my 1975 Fiat I need a new one but dont want to change ignition!

and dave supper moderator has already suggested that...i type b4 i read. copious apologies...
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Re: I lost my only key to my 1975 Fiat I need a new one but dont want to change ignition!

Quote Originally Posted by turbo_jim
If you write to the DVLA (and send them a fiver i think) withe the car's reg no they will send you a list of all previous owners. Then you just have to ring them one by one and ask if theyve got a spare key....
I just wanted to thank you for the advice and to see what the DVLA was!? Is it the motor vehicles department or something?

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DVLA is a uk place
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i think this member is in america
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must be something similar in the states though?
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Re: I lost my only key to my 1975 Fiat I need a new one but dont want to change ignition!

In Gone in 60 Seconds the black dude goes to some place to get addresses of about 20 cars, think they were about $10 each. The concept must exist...
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