16 May 2012 at 19:46 #49109

    Whilst starting preliminary work on my car today, I noticed another key (a Wilmoy), under the drivers side access panel., located near the drivers side foot air ventilator.

    Picture attached, has anyone any ideas on its function ? The key is in fact shiny, apologies for poor resolution.

    Have checked build sheet and known service history, nothing mentioned. Strange, since this looks to be a period key, I wonder f it is a replacement ignition, since this was changed in 1964. But, I would have expected them to have changed the dash-mounted lock ?

    Attached files

    16 May 2012 at 19:59 #49110

    In view of “hidden” location, I’d suspect it’s an anti-theft device.

    16 May 2012 at 20:04 #49112

    A good possibilty, especially since it is wired into the loom, and has always been there

    However, normally, the isolator switch located next to the battery was enough, as on most DB cars.

    I won’t find out for awhile though.

    Not mentioned in the build sheet, but wiring contemporary with the loom, and same set-up as for igntion barrel and relay, which I accessed today. So best guess is an early anti-theft / early immobiliser. Thankfully, the key is present!

    17 May 2012 at 18:14 #49124

    Could be an additional security device. Have seen similar fitted in cars of that era.

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