Alternative gear shift levers through the years

1960 DeSoto pushbutton controls for 2-speed automatic transmission

1960 DeSoto pushbutton

Here, a 1960 DeSoto Firefly is shown. A close inspection reveals a blanked out button, because this vehicle was equipped with a lower-priced 2-speed automatic instead of the 3-speed automatics most left the factory with. The 2-speed automatic was dropped after 1960.

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