Alternative gear shift levers through the years

1958 Edsel Touchshift

1958 Edsel pushbutton transmission control

The Edsel Teletouch center pod was fixed and proved reliable because it did not rotate with the wheel and put stress on wiring components. While a standard gear selector was available as a reduced-cost option for the automatic transmission on Edsel Ranger, Pacer and station wagon models, Corsair and Citation models came standard with Teletouch.

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