I just took delivery of my first Maserati...a dark blue '67 Ghibli (an impulsive eBay purchase!). It is car #616. That car has more damn keys than anything I've seen. Anyhow, there's a fairly substantial lock/key, below the dash and below the steering column. What does this do? I feel stupid for asking but the (very valuable) owner's manual is in Italian, and all I know is 'sketti and Chianti. thanx steve meltzer "unencumbered by the thought process"