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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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I have lost the key. The dealer insists that I tow the car there to get a key cut from the VIN number. There MUST be someone else that can do this or some way to get around what seems to me to be a ridiculous requirement. I know Mercedes is concerned about theft and fraud. But, I have the registration and a valid license. There just has to be an alternative. help, please!
The dealer is feeding you a line of crap. Call a different dealer or the Classic Center. Like Fonzi said, all you need is proof of ownership.
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...