How they held out as long as they did is what's amazing. It's how it is; the bigger fish eats the smaller fish, is eaten by an even bigger fish, that's eaten by an even bigger fish. Look a O' Rielly's Auto Parts. Same kind of deal, only they were the biggest fish in the pond. In my 57 Sedan Delivery I just bought, is a shifter purchased through J.C. Whitney. It works fine, for what was a $19.95 shifter at the time. I only buy from them a couple of times a year, and then it's usually off the wall stuff. Hopefully, the new company will continue with some of the stuff J.C. Whitney was known for, and it would be nice if they kept the name, but that probably won't happen. Butch/56sedandelivery.