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Thread: VIN Tag Keyring

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    Daily Driver ssdelorean's Avatar
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    VIN Tag Keyring

    I thought I posted this before but cannot find anything. Also the fact that I cannot search for 3 letter words hinders just a bit. (So this is for future searches: Keys, VIN Number, Keyring, Keys Code, Dealer Ring).

    Anyway, has anyone else have for their D, or seen one of these before?

    DMC-VIN Tag.jpg

    I have only seen this one for my car. The previous owner (who was also the first owner) purchased this new and said it was to identify which key went with which car by having the VIN with the key in the parking lot full of identical DeLoreans. I am told the smaller tag with a 4 digit number is my key code (photoshoped to an incorrect number for use in this photo on a public forum ;-)
    Shannon Y
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    1st angle drive - 58,027 miles (20 years) -- original
    2nd angle drive - 48,489 miles (21 years) -- original from donor
    3rd angle drive - 26,572 miles (2 years 3 months) -- DMCH
    4th angle drive - 21,988 miles (1 year 11 months) -- DMCH
    5th angle drive - 7,137 miles (10 months 2 days) -- DMCH
    6th angle drive - OVER 68,971 miles and counting (OVER 7 yr 1 months & counting) -- new Martin Gutkowski unit
    over 210K miles

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    Senior Member Dangermouse's Avatar
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    I recall something about this before, possibly on .com. I recall James knew something about them.


    Very cool item. Would love to find mine stuffed under a seat or something.
    Dermot
    VIN 2743, B/A, Frame 2227, engine 2320

    I don't always drive cars, but when I do, I prefer DeLoreans

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    No-one is to stone anyone, even, and I want to make this absolutely clear, even if they do say "carburetor"

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    Nit-picking customer(as seen on TV) Iznodmad's Avatar
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    I've never seen the large tag before. But I do have the smaller tab with the key code on my 83, and both original keys. I too got my 83 from the original owner.

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    Senior Member Patrick C's Avatar
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    Never seen that before! Maybe made by Consolidated International when they had hundreds of cars on the lot?
    Patrick C.
    VIN 1880
    Modifications done to my car can be seen in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yUpusPAvJc

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    I have this for my car as well with both metal tags just like your picture. I keep mine in a safe place, as I assumed that they might be rare.

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    Senior Member 16949's Avatar
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    I have this for my car, and it was a 1983 Consolidated vin, as well. It has a yellow paper tag, with the vin number, the larger metal plate with the last 5 of the VIN number, and two of the small rectangles which I assume are the key codes.

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    Senior Member 16949's Avatar
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    Here's a pic of mine:20151115_084533-1.jpg

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    My VIN:    1561

    I bought 1561 from the original owner a little over 11 years ago. With the purchase I got several spare keys, a DMC tag, and a couple of those small code tags. Presumably one for the door key and one for the ignition. I've since had Houston rekey my locks so they are the same. I always thought that one oddball door key was interesting, don't think I've seen another. Here's a pic...

    Todd, VIN 1561

    http://1561project.com

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    Senior Member DMCFL Brandon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by todd1561 View Post
    I bought 1561 from the original owner a little over 11 years ago. With the purchase I got several spare keys, a DMC tag, and a couple of those small code tags. Presumably one for the door key and one for the ignition. I've since had Houston rekey my locks so they are the same. I always thought that one oddball door key was interesting, don't think I've seen another. Here's a pic...

    That's the lighted key from the early style door locks. My car has that key as well.
    Brandon S.

    2014 Honda Civic EX
    2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6


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    My VIN:    1561

    Yes, all 3 on the bottom row are lighted. In fact, when I bought the car 11 years ago one of the keys still lit up! The big one on the far left I always thought was kind of unique, it's also a door key like the other 2 on the bottom.
    Todd, VIN 1561

    http://1561project.com

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