For decades, we've pretty much taken the way most cars are shifted for granted. The manuals get that extra legged H-pattern, and autos have more or less stuck to the PRNDL formula. But in the early days of motoring, not all shifters were created equal.
The 1936 Cord 810 is undoubtedly one of the most unusual cars of its era, and also one of the most elegant. Along with an engine-turned dash, popup headlights, and superhero car styling came another lesser known feature: pre-selector shifting.