I have the original keys to both of my 68 chevelles. The ignition key is an octagon, the trunk key is kind of a round triangle. On the front it says "GM" in the center and around it "YOUR KEY TO GREATER VALUE". In my 300 Deluxe, the back says "ROCHESTER PRODUCTS DIVISION", however on the back of my Malibu's keys it says "BRIGGS & STRATTON"
I'm going to take the locks out of the Deluxe and will soon have a full set w/ original keys for sale if anyone is interested.
The original keys also do not have a round hole in them for the key chain. The hole is T shape. The bottom part of the T is located where the key chain hole would normally go, and the top of the T is where a small piece of material was punched out. The punch out has the key code on it. The punched out pieces were delivered in a small envelope along with the paperwork for the car so you could take the pieces to the parts dept and order new keys.
Eddie, I got an original ignition key but an unoriginal trunk key with my '67. I went to my neighborhood Chevy dealer and he pulled out a little box from the back room with exactly what I needed. Check your local sources...there's still some around. Good Luck.
I've got a few sets of NOS GM key blanks from Briggs & Stratton. I believe these are 64-66 only because there's no letter code stamped in them. Later blanks were identified with a letter. I can put together a few sets if anyone wants them - 1 of each key for $3 + .50 shipping (in other words, $3.50 total for 2 keys and shipping). E-mail me if you're interested. Remember, if you've got a letter code on your key, I can't help you.
Either in late 68 or starting with the '69 model year, GM went with the square and round keys that were used throughout the 70's & 80's.
PS - I'm posting this here rather than in the ads because I'd like to see them go to regulars rather than the wheeler-dealers.
Don't have any Chevelles older than 67 but I just wanted to say thanks for offering the keys to your friends here at a reasonable price and not being one of those wheeler-dealers that always want to scalp someone.
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