Love this. A guy couldn’t take the shame of driving an automatic – so he did this (check out the picture)
Back in the day, I decided an automatic family car was too pedestrian, and to avoid ridicule, I replaced the shift gate with the manual trim pieces.
The new shift knob, however, couldn’t accommodate the “Overdrive” button, so I rigged it to a hidden push button switch using the cigarette lighter housing. (I didn’t smoke or ever plug in anything).
As “poser” as it was, it once delayed a would-be car thief long enough for me to arrive at the scene. He couldn’t find the clutch pedal and didn’t know how to get it in gear!