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      07-11-2019, 01:03 PM   #1
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Favorite OEM shift knob (non-BMW)

Since this is a BMW forum we all know the ZHP is obviously the best shift knob ever created, so I’m wondering what other manufacturers produce(d) one almost equally as great? I’ve only driven about 10 different manual vehicles in my life so the variety of my experiences is limited, especially as it relates to higher end/classic models.

Curious to see what some of the replies are, pics are encouraged!
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My vote is Momo Anatomico, black leather. Great feel and perfect weight.

https://momo.com/en-us/product/anatomico/

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Metal and gated get my vote.

Oops, ignore the crappy carbon top on the first pic.

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I had a Ti Cavallini in my old M Coupe, that was just about perfect.
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For non-BMW but still OEM (which I think was the intent of OP), I gotta throw out the one in my dad's '66 mustang. True H Pattern:

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The original MK I/II VW Golf Ball Shift Knob in the GTI was stellar; though the weighted modern version is amazing as well
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The original MK I/II VW Golf Ball Shift Knob in the GTI was stellar; though the weighted modern version is amazing as well
And there's a BMW Motorsport version that emulates those too. Very nice.
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[IMG]https://www.z1motorsports.com/images/350******Knob-2843.JPG[/IMG]I really liked the shift-knob on my 350Z. It was comfy.
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For non-BMW but still OEM (which I think was the intent of OP), I gotta throw out the one in my dad's '66 mustang. True H Pattern:

That gets an up-vote from me. Love the cue-ball style shift knobs. I had a white one in an old Pontiac I had in the '70's.
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That gets an up-vote from me. Love the cue-ball style shift knobs. I had a white one in an old Pontiac I had in the '70's.
It's hard to tell from that angle but the top of it is actually mostly flat. He does have a totally round shift knob in clear purple with glitter in it. Previous owner had it in the car, also works well.
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For non-BMW but still OEM (which I think was the intent of OP), I gotta throw out the one in my dad's '66 mustang. True H Pattern:

Here's my 1972 Ford Pinto's shifter, which now serves as the release handle knob for my lift's lock.
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Metal and gated get my vote.

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Youíve just convinced me to get this knob for my R8. Looks nuts
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Got a soft spot for my old Evolution IX MR



still mad I let it go
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still mad I let it go
Looks just like one of the aftermarket MOMO knobs
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Youíve just convinced me to get this knob for my R8. Looks nuts
You both have just convinced me to get an R8

*checks bank account*

Never mind
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You both have just convinced me to get an R8

*checks bank account*

Never mind
Just brought my 2012 4.2 vert with 15k miles to the dealer I purchased it from for a service. I asked my salesman to give me an appraisal on it while it was there. He came back to me with $70k USD.

In 2 years this thing will be under $50k. Dream is real


Sorry in advance for going off topic everyone. We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.
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You both have just convinced me to get an R8

*checks bank account*

Never mind
We each got some seat time in a corporate 6-speed V8 Spyder in the Adirondacks at TT-East 2011. It was great fun, but I seemed to keep getting hung for a second on the 2-3 shift and the like. I'm sure it's something I could get used to, though.

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Not OEM. Itís an Amco leather.
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Not OEM. Itís an Amco leather.
I'm guessing this is one of your Triumphs, GT6? I'd love to take an old Triumph out for a drive
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I'm guessing this is one of your Triumphs, GT6? I'd love to take an old Triumph out for a drive
Yep, this is the knob/shift lever in the GT6. Back in the day, as soon as you could, you'd replace your sports car's knob with an Amco...$4.95 for leather, $3.95 for wood.
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