The Shelby Cobra is known for bad shifting ergonomics because the Mustang based Ford V8 and transmission were designed for a car with a much longer hood. Shelby wanted to the V8 mass as far back as possible and the result is a strangely shaped shifter that arches forward like a scimitar to meet the driver’s gear demands…and it is even worse when you drop in a T5 transmission. Today’s next car takes that paradigm to an extreme and I think it’ll need a driver with a 3rd arm growing out of his back to reach 4th gear. That 3rd arm will also be extremely handy to scratching and/or protecting the enormous steel spherical appendages of said driver. Find this 1972 MG Midget offered for $25000 in Lenoir, NC via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1972 MG Midget
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: green
title status: clean
1972 MG Midget Holman-Moody 289engine ported heads Chevy valves T5trans 8.8 ford rear end tube chassis custom coil over suspension 4 wheel disc brakes built by Montster Hot Rods
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