I have a hackney car with most of the original parts. The trunk has just a hole with no latch and has been so since the 1970's when my wife drove it as a kid. She thinks that the car was made without a latch. Her father bought the car new in the 50's at a Western Auto store. We had it painted and restored a few years ago and are considering selling it now. I'd be glad to send you a picture of the trunk if you would like.