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Sports shifter 914 before 1972

Everyone who´s got the choice between a pre 1972 914 and the later models would probably decide to take the newer one. Not only because of the stronger engine, but even more due to the bad shiftability of the early types.

On one hand the long shift throw and on the other hand the unprecise guidance mechanism is what can be complained about. But even worse is the lack of safety in selecting the right gear. For these problems we have found a solution...

In many hours of engineering we´ve crated a new shifter that will let driving of the early 914 become a quite new experience.

Our shifter can be exchanged 1:1 against the original OEM shifter of the car. It shortens the throw to a rate of about 50 % of original (throw is 55 - 60 mm per gear). It offers a safe spring gate in direction of 1st and Reverse gear and another one towards 4th and 5th gear. This keeps gear lever in a neutral position and allows an easy return from 4th to 3rd gear. This mechansim allows a quick and safe shifting up and down, even for the early 914 cars. Shifting in the wrong gear is nearly impossible. The shifer allows a speedy and at the same time secure shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. Reverse and 1st gear are locked towards the H-scheme.

The shifter comes with a powder coated body, a leather boot and an anodized aluminium knob in the shape of the original OEM shift knob.

We´ve engineered our own mold for the body of this shifter. It has the same baseplate and the same bolt pattern as the original shifter, so that it can be exchanged quite simple. On the other hand this body contains our own shift mechanism which enables the user to shift quick, precise and secure.

Installation will take about half an hour of time. Another 30 minutes must be calculated for the correct adjustment. Installation and adjustment manual is added.

Allow yourself to use this precise product that will enable you to shift the early 914 models quick, safe and precise.

Price: 549 Euro

Sports shifter 914 before 1972Interior of the sports shifter 914 before 1972


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