List: My 73 XJ6 came with only one ignition key and I would like to have at least one more.
The city I live in, Scranton, PA, USA does not have many antique Jaguars. I have never seen another series 1 XJ6 here. As a result, the locksmith’s may not stock blanks.
I was to four locksmiths in the City. Only one had a blank that he thought would work. He cut that key from my original. Unfortunately, although the key goes into the ignition switch, it will not turn. That key, an ILCO blank, has the following numbers stamped on the back: FT6R and then in a separate location, F81E
At the same time, I am not certain that the ignition switch in the car is original. There has been some work done around the ignition as the plastic bottom decorative piece was disturbed. So this ignition switch may be different from the original.
My 71 XJ6 has a totally different ignition switch with keys cut on two sides.
Has anyone had a key made for a series one? Is it cut on two sides? Does it have a brank name?