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Was there a different shifter knob used in the DBs vs the standard Fiat 600 mushroom knob?
I take it there is not a lot of activity on this website.
I just acquired 440582 on Sat. This has been a 59 yr search. I had a DB when I was a soph. @ the Univ. of Wisc. in 1964. I had hoped to race and rebuilt the engine with many parts from Al Cosentino and kept the block in the bathtub of the apt I shared witgh 3 grad students and one post-doc. Every time someone wanted to take a shower, I had to move the block out. I had to sell it for tuition, one of the major regrets in my life but I knew I'd acquire another DB some day. Somewhere I have the chassis number of that DB and would love to know what happened to it. In any event, I have many questions about DBs and would like to establish connections with Forum members. I'm in Nashville and wonder if there are other local Forum members. Incidentally, my DB, rebuilt to race at Sebring in 1986, is sitting next to my Series 1, Stage 3 1960 Lotus Elite, also a historic racer. They're bonding, as we speak.
Great story! very much like my experience. Happy to assist when you need help. Scott
Two period correct pictures (original Fiat 600 knob) and picture of my 1957 DB (shortened, with original "Abarth" knob)
Here is the original 600 knob.
there are so many shifter knob variations out there. I was once told that the correct knob is the small black "plastic" knob with a concavity on the top of it. But Im not sure.
Maybe everyone can take a picture of their shifter knobs.