Look at this beauty. That’s a 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air, for which all keys had been lost – no copying here. Although most cars from the era had multiple keys, we were informed by the owner that this used only a single key; possibly an aftermarket modification, but we can’t confirm that.
Given that this car is both a collector’s item and (in our humble opinion) a work of art, risking cosmetic damage of any sort was absolutely out of the question. So, we took a deep breath, dismantled the ignition, reverse engineered the key and put it back on the road without a scratch. How’s that for the American dream?! CALL A PROFESSIONAL.