Their sales pitch was that couples wouldn’t have to choose between buying a stick shift car or not, because they could get both in one vehicle.
Why see a marriage counselor? Get a Select Shift. (1967)
You want a stick shift. She wants an automatic. And your budget says: “one car!”
No problem anymore. Get one car. And get it with a Ford Motor Company Select Shift.
The Select Shift is standard equipment with every automatic transmission. Comes on the steering column or on the floor.
Works like this: Shift the Select Shift into first or second gear; it works like a manual shift. Real control in snow or mud. Assists braking on hills — helps handle heavy trailer load. Shift the Select Shift into automatic. It’s automatic.
The Select Shift. You get your way. She gets hers. Ford has a better idea… Shift for yourself!
Ford SelectShift: Shifts manually. Shifts automatically. (1967)
SelectShift. A better idea. A smooth automatic transmission that does double-duty as a manual transmission, at your command.
Starting: Ice? Sand? Only SelectShift lets you start and _ in 2nd gear… reduces wheel ratio for maximum control.
Passing: SelectShift into 2nd from drive. You’ve got added power to pass safely.
Climbing: SelectShift into 1st, start climbing. SelectShift to 2nd, you’re there.
Braking: Downhill? SelectShift to 2nd. Keeps brakes cool!
Traffic: SelectShift gives you more power automatically or manually.