How can I get a key without a security chip in it to start my car

Tiny
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  • 1991 CHEVROLET CAMARO
I just bought this car and it doesn't run at the moment but the guy I bought it from lost the original key with the security chip in it and now all I have is a key without a chip that will unlock the steering wheel but not start the car. The dealership says I have to have plates and insurance before they can order me a key but I can't get plates until it can pass inspection so how can I get the car starting with the key without the chip in it?
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Monday, February 6th, 2012 AT 5:23 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like a catch-22. Maybe the dealership can smog it. As far as I know, you've got to have the chipkey to get it started.
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Monday, February 6th, 2012 AT 6:42 PM
Tiny
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Could I just put a new ignition in it?
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Monday, February 6th, 2012 AT 8:42 PM
Tiny
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Yeah, but you'll need the key for it. The chip system integrates with the ignition and anti-theft systems.
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Monday, February 6th, 2012 AT 9:24 PM

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