Alternative gear shift levers through the years

Chrysler 1956 Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis

1956 Chrysler push button transmission

For 1956, Chrysler advanced from dash-mounted gear shift selectors to pushbutton controls. Unlike Packard’s pushbutton controls introduced this same year, these worked by using direct mechanical linkages instead of electric actuators. Chrysler New Yorker, Imperial, and other Mopar divisions used these push-button transmission controls on their pricier models.

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