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BuggyOne
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hi, I'm looking at some nos keys that are for a 1965 corvair but I wanna know if they will fit my 68 it says it wont but I really like the keys.

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The 1965 Corvair key specification was changed by GM after 1966. Click on the link below for a breakdown on the keys and locks used over the years...

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:link: https://ssl.corvair.com/user-cgi/catalo ... ow_page=89

Part number C9370: 1968 OCTAGON "C" KEY- ORIGINAL
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60-66 IGNIT/DOOR & 60-64 TRUNK KEY BLANK *AS ORIG AS AVAIL C2561R = REPLACEMENT STYLE
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Vinta ... SwNSxVL81G
ive been currently looking at these keys but it says that they wouldn't fit a 68 model but I'm curious if they would?

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Those keys on that E-bay listing will not work for your 68 Vair.

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This information about Corvair keys was extracted from the CORSA Tech Guide, Volume 2, pages "Body 10-11", and may be helpful in understanding the technical differences between the various generations of keys used in Corvairs over the years of production. It explains why 1960-1966 key blanks are compatible and mostly consistent from year to year (with the exception of the use of two separate ignition/door and trunk keys for Late Model cars), but that 1967 key blanks are different from 1968 key blanks, and that they changed again in 1969!

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