Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The push button gear selector switch aka "typewriter transmission", inspired by Mayane

above is from an Edsel

Above 1958 Plymouth Fury

the above is a Mercury... odd and cool
the above is from a Mercury Monterey

the slight difference between the above and the below is that the gears are labeled on the dash in the above, but on the buttons in the below, catrasting the parking lever is labeling beside in the below photo 

Notice that the Reverse would be lit up in red at night. And lastly, the Edsel as an honorable mention because it's not a Mopar like all the rest
Lincolncadillac says "Second from the bottom (ocer the Edsel is a Mercury 1957)" if you can translate that, let me know what the hell he's talking about.
The bottom photo is an Edsel, I photographed it myself, and could link to the entire gallery if it were necessary. I don't mind being corrected when I'm wrong, but this isn't one of those times I have more, but finding them in the last 7000 posts will take time

this is a DeSoto


  1. Hello .. Second from the top is 1958 Mercury or?.. sorry i was wrong the last time! .. never mind here is a link to some Swedes playing Bonneville . but on snow.

  2. Translation: Second from the bottom (over the Edsel is a Mercury 1957).
    Could be either a 1957 or 58 Mercury Imperial PowerFlite module or a Dodge LoadFlite module, they all look almost identical, though some had ribbed faceplates, while others were smooth.

  3. I remember a comedy routine in a movie in the 1950s where one guy thinks R stands for "Right straight ahead" pushes it and drives through the back of the garage wall.

  4. I have a 56 Packard and the shift motor doesn't seem to work. Anyone know where a lad could fetch one? Thank you

    1. I don't even know what a "Shift motor" is, and you're not likely to have anyone with info on them read the comments on this post... get in touch with the Packard museum, they will know.

  5. The bottom is a 1956 Packard.

  6. What is second from the top?