I think a sign of my middle age is my love for traditional keys. The shittiest car I ever owned (1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon burn in hell) had 2 GM keys - ignition and doors/trunk, as some of you Oppos may remember. That car had a gas cap behind a pull down rear license plate, which was its only redeeming feature.

Keys were a part of brand identity. With GM, you got the round and square keys with teeth on only one side. Toyota gave you one triangular master key that opened everything.

I love my Vespa key - It was one of the first to use a microchip security system. It also just looks cool.

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The blue key must be programmed by the red key. I did not know this when I bought mine and the owner lost the red key.

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In comparison, my Infiniti:

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And so I can close with a bit of heartbreak, a gift from my wife awaiting a key post-restoration.

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