Classic Mini Key Blanks


I finally got around to having a duplicate set of keys made for the Mini last week. Apparently, there isn’t too much demand for these, as it took two trips to the locksmith shop, and both smiths, to find the right ones.

I’d tried to grab an extra set a while back while I was at the shop, but we couldn’t find the blanks. I was left thinking I’d have to order blanks online from the UK. I’d rather not – it takes a while, and shipping is pretty high for a few grams of metal.

Second time around, I asked offhandedly while I was in the shop setting up their new PC. This time, after lots of fiddling around, and a bit of browsing obscure Mini sites on my phone, we found them. Three new keys and a squirt of lock-barrel lube, and I’m good to go. (The PC is another story – looks like we need to downgrade the Operating System, as many locksmithing programs just don’t like Win7 65-bit).

Need keys? Stop in and Marty or Robert will get you going. They do lockouts and mobile service too.

A Quick Key Inc.
7540 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland OR 97213
503-257-1313

For reference, here are equivalent blanks – This was easy to find, once we had one correct blank to start with.

1991(or so) Mini Cooper.
Ignition key: Ilco NE48
Same groove pattern on both sides.
Nickel plated brass.
Can be cut using a standard key machine.
This blank is also equivalent to other manufacturers part numbers, including:
Curtis RV-1
Dominion NE48
ESP NE48
Ilco X170
Ilco EZ NE48
JMA NE-11
Original NE48F
Silca NE38
Taylor X170

Doors and Trunk: Ilco 62FS
Different groove pattern on both sides.
Nickel plated brass.
Can be cut using a standard key machine.
This blank is also equivalent to other manufacturers part numbers, including:
Curtis UN18
Dominion 62DR
ESP 62FS
Ilco 62FS
Jet UN18
JMA UN-1FS
Old Ilco EN2
Original FS
Silca UNI11A
Star UN3
Taylor S71B

Gas Cap: Ilco PN1
Haven’t found equivalents for this one yet.