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    shift lever color

    what would the original color/finish be on the shift lever of a 1971 911s ?

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    Like most of the metal in the interior...

    Satin Black



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    thanks

    thanks, thats what i though. the previous owner of my car was chrome crazy and he had gotten his hands onthe shift lever.

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    Shift LEVER you say? The one that the shift knob sits atop? Mine sure isn't black...and I'm reasonably sure it's original. EDIT! EDIT! Just back from the garage, where I was going to check to see if it was chrome or stainless! HOLY KRAP! 30 years with the same car, and I just discovered that my shift lever is satin black...Chuck, my apologies...I have no idea why I thought my lever was shiny metal of some kind...
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    Good catch Paul...

    I think Chuck was thinking of the parking brake lever, as I was.

    The shifter should be chrome. Yup.

    Shawn.

    Now I have to edit too: some big back peddling going on here. My 67 is chrome, as it should be. You later model guys are on your own.
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    Now I'm wondering when the factory made the change...with me being so positive in my mind with it being chrome or stainless. Could I have been thinking of one of my earlier cars? I had '66, '69, and '70 models. Maybe somebody with a '71 will weigh in??? Hang in there Xboy, don't get out the spray can just yet...
    Paul D. Early S Registry #8 - Cyclops Minister of West Coast Affairs
    "Now, to put a water-cooled engine in the rear and to have the radiator in the front, that's not very intelligent." -Ferry Porsche (PANO, Oct. 1973)

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    after a little research...

    the chrome gearshift lever was replaced with satin black with the 915 trans in 72. After 1971, the only chrome gear shifters were on sporto trans cars. So for any 71 car...shifter should be chrome.

    Whew...I feel better now. Thanks Paul...Sorry Chuck.

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    Whoa.........

    This thread is enough to throw away my flask!!!!!!!

    Seeing that my '73 is 18 miles away at home ...
    ... and I'm a geezer...
    ... and usually can't remember what I hand for lunch

    You boys had me up and down like a yo-yo

    Still ain't gona take any of you rummies word for it until I get home



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    1970S chrome shift lever on mine.

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    Dusty chrome on my 70S. Had to take a rag to it to find out Man I got to get back to work.
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