• Jul 24, 2007

Fresh from the car-web circuit is this picture taken of a decidedly low-tech and low-profile retrofit for an apparently missing or broken gear-shift leaver.

Without knowing exactly what kind of car this was, we'd speculate from the picture that it's a 90's-era pick-up truck, either American or Japanese. Either way, it sounds so much better the way our Spanish colleagues at Motorpasion called it: "Palanca de cambio modelo rustico".

[Source: TechEBlog via Carscoop]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Can`t be Japanese they don`t break. yea right.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Okay, but you've got to admit that the interior looks surprisingly different considering what was out at the time.

      Apart from the stick, it looks pretty on par with the Ford Escort (last generation) I had.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It´s a Ford Transit Van. Model 1986.
      Please check the door handles and the instrument panel switches.

      Regards, GTO.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hello AlexP.

        I can tell you this is a Ford Transit Van produced in Europe. When I refer to the Model 1986 is for the MKII version, but not the manufacturing year, as this model is some years younger.

        The door handle is COP from the European Ford Escort/Orion launched in 1986 and the IP switches come from the Ford Fiesta MKIII generation launched in 1989.

        Do not be focused on finding an American Van or truck, this one comes from Ford of Europe.

        Regards, GTO.
        • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Umph, I can't find anything post 1995 with an interior like that. :

      Last time I sat in a truck with a manual like that was quite a while ago, the only thing that came close was a bus. :
      • 7 Years Ago
      This reminds me of when I lived in California. There were some people that would go to the "Pick Your Part" junk yard and take apart motors just to get used timing chains. They would work like heck to get the used exhaust systems off. They would even remove used brakes & wheel cylinders... Sheeesh!

      Bring on the bailing wire & duck tape.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It is a European Ford Transit made between 1994-2000. Nice curves on the dash vs cubistic impressions made by the woodstick. This is art :)!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a West Virginian special to me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd guesstimate Ford or Dodgeform the shape part of the dash and glove box area.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It´s a Ford Transit, model 1986.
      Please check the door handles and the instrument panel switches.

      Regards, GTO.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's not a truck- it's a van. And by the looks of the speaker grille barely visible in the picture (with the perforated holes) it''s probably a Dodge- Fords use either a slotted grille, or a 'metal-looking' plastic grille. Yeah I know it's a random observation.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Last time I was in a pickup with a manual, it was a S-10... but it obviously didn't look like that inside.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm going to say its a dodge truck. The raised console position definitely makes it a truck. The glove compartment plastics are somehow reminiscent in shape in color. However, the dodge trucks i have been in have had rectangular gear boots. hmmm...........
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