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    I know it's an original shift knob, but I have never seen the black inlay on one. Supposedly a 20k mile car I just bought has it. Did someone paint it? Or is this the way they were? Thanks

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    my knob, believed to be original is silver - kind of like this

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    • Cygan
      Cygan commented
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      What year is your car?

  • #3
    Thanks, that is the way I have seen them. Forgot to mention, this is a 1974 if that matters

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    • #4
      I did paint the background black in mine, Mike, but unlike the 20k car you can still see the texture.
      Driving a 1973 TR6
      Doing ZS carb repairs
      email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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      • #5
        I know it's an original shift knob, but I have never seen the black inlay on one. Supposedly a 20k mile car I just bought has it. Did someone paint it? Or is this the way they were? Thanks
        image_2017-06-01.jpeg


        Here is the one on my 73, which I believe to be original


        IMG_3798_2017-06-02.JPG

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        • #6
          Here's my collection. The wooden one on the left, is what came with my 73. The chrome Amco knob is a period accessory.
          The black, hard rubber knob is supposed to be the Euro version, the "TR6" a later aftermarket knob and the clinched spincter of mismanagement Leyland knob I got from TRF



          CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
          2nd owner, since 1975
          Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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          • #7
            Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy seeing and learning about period accessories.

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            • #8
              especially the clinched sphincter of mismanagement Leyland knob....that was my favorite

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              • #9
                I thought my knob had a black inlay as well until seeing these photos.
                5 mins with a toothbrush and it was all silvery again (!) I had no idea :woohoo:


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                • #10
                  I thought my knob had a black inlay as well until seeing these photos.
                  5 mins with a toothbrush and it was all silvery again (!) I had no idea :woohoo:


                  So the moral of the story is "Wash your d**m hands before you drive? :unsure:
                  Brian Cunningham
                  1973 CF4325U Overdrive has been added
                  "Liz's" Plate is: T-AH6

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                  • #11
                    re: So the moral of the story is "Wash your d**m hands before you drive?

                    I'm assuming you're joking...but just so you know,I've only owned the
                    car a couple months, and just found that shift knob in a box of parts.

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                    • #12
                      My car had a wood knob with the silver inlay. I will replace it because it looks like someone dropped it and it has a fairly large chip out of it. I wonder if the originals were wood or black leather covered. The catalogs seem to say the leather covered one are original. There is a wood knob under that leather covering. Wonder if it is just a case where the covers come loose and people just pull them off to reveal the wood knob underneath?

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Cygan View Post
                        My car had a wood knob with the silver inlay. I will replace it because it looks like someone dropped it and it has a fairly large chip out of it. I wonder if the originals were wood or black leather covered. The catalogs seem to say the leather covered one are original. There is a wood knob under that leather covering. Wonder if it is just a case where the covers come loose and people just pull them off to reveal the wood knob underneath?
                        My '73 came with a black leather covering the wood. No paint around the numbers.

                        Dick

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                        • #14
                          Hard to make out the details on the sales brochures, but I've seen a 69 single sheet sales card where it mentioned a leather wrapped steering wheel and matching shift knob

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