Owning a paddle-shifted car is a dream for many, but with most factory versions of this technology coming only in Italian supercars and luxury sports cars, it’s not always an easy dream to fulfill. Luckily, there is an alternative. Thanks to MasterShift, you can convert almost any car you own into a paddle-shifting beast, and as we found out from the company’s photo gallery, loads of people are jumping at the opportunity.
If you’re tired of shifting with a stick shift or want to manually shift your automatic transmission without removing your hands from the wheel, MasterShift has all you need to equip your modified hot rod, street rod, custom or classic with the same shifting technology that used to be reserved for high-end exotics.
Paddle shifting a hot rod? Of course!
In MasterShift’s photo gallery, there are several hot rods featuring this unique shifting capability, including a 1956 Tri Five with a Turbo 400 transmission built by Fred’s Custom Wiring of Ontario, California.
Also featured in the gallery; a 1947 custom truck built by Chevs of the ‘40s featuring a MasterShift billet paddle shifter, a 1932 Dearborn Deuce Roadster with a 4L60e transmission built by Hot Rods and Custom Stuff of Escondido, CA, and an AC Cobra replica featuring a paddle-shifted Tremec T56 transmission built by Motor City Cobra Replicas that went on to take second place in the Detroit Autorama Hand Built Sport Class.
The gallery also shows off one of MasterShift’s very own hot rods, a 1946 Ford Coupe with a paddle-shifted 700r4 transmission owned by MasterShift sales manager Blaine Vice.We know that keeping the interior look of your hot rod clean is important and so does MasterShift. That’s why all their paddle shifters fit neatly behind the steering wheel and come in several varieties to compliment any interior features you may have.
If you’ve ever wanted to own a paddle-shifted car or thought about converting your hot rod to include paddle shift technology, check out the photo gallery on MasterShift’s website. Chances are you’ll like what you see!