Saab of Sweden specifically called in Rube Goldberg to design the Sonett III shift linkage. His instructions from Saab were to use as many universal joints, bushings, shafts and as many other parts as possible in the final design and then cover it up so no one will see it when they buy the car. Rube met the goal offering almost a total lack of feeling between the shift knob and the transmission.
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