The patented T-lock is the only product that will secure your early Mustang, Ford or Mercury without destroying the look or originality of your car.


After seeing a need to secure hotrods and restored classic cars from theft Vintage Automotive Products has developed the solution. The T-lock is a innovative and high tech answer to combat auto thieves that prey on your vintage car. The T-lock is integrated into an exact replica of the original T-handle shifter in your vintage automatic transmission floor shifted vehicle.

The Vintage Automotive Products Ford Mustang T-lock works like this: Every T handle shifter has a release button that locks the handle into the Park position by way of a solid metal latch under the floor in the shifter assembly. This latch is operated by the button in the T handle. The T-lock includes a lock assembly that positively locks the release button from being pushed in and therefore locks the vehicle shifter in the Park position. In a vintage vehicle this is of critical importance because the steering may not lock with the key, and the ignition can be hot-wired very quickly either under the dash or from the engine compartment. Once a thief has the engine running on your vintage car, all he has to do is shift the transmission into gear and away he goes..... with YOUR pride and joy!! Think about it, with the T-lock installed the same thief might gain access to your car but after he hot-wires it and cannot shift it into gear, is he going to stick around to find out why? Likely not, especially if the car is in YOUR vicinity!!

The T-lock incorporates a tamper-proof lock assembly that is integral with the handle. It is very unobtrusive and not easily noticed by the prospective thief. It's also not very noticeable by anyone else. This means when you are at the car show, the cruise night, or just running into the convenience store you won't have a big ugly Club or any other goofy device to deal with, in fact you don't need to carry anything extra. You just pull the keys out of the ignition, put the special T-Lock key in the shifter handle and turn it. The handle can be locked with a key in the locked or unlocked position. What about you convertible folks, how many times have you thought about putting the top up, but didn't, when you just wanted to be away from the car for a minute, and then you worried about your car the whole time you were gone? You don't have to worry anymore!

Vintage Automotive Products has invested in modern manufacturing equipment for building the safest and highest quality assembly right here in the USA. Our long term commitment to you, the customer shows in every detail of the manufacturing process. From the high luster chrome plating to the smoothness of the functional moving parts. The T-lock works right the first time, every time, for the life of the vehicle, We guarantee it!


The T-Lock was featured in Mustang and Fords Magazine and has been installed on their "Project KISS" 1968 coupe project car. The name of the feature is "INTERIOR SUPERIOR!". Here is the sidebar featuring the T-Lock from that issue:


The T-lock is a in-house invention of Vintage Automotive Products. At this time the model that fits vintage Ford cars is our largest focus. This model is a high quality reproduction of the original chrome T handle automatic floor shift handle that fits almost all Ford and Mercury floor shift automatics from 1964 through 1973 and beyond in some vehicles. As a plus it will fit any Street Rods or Muscle cars that have been retrofitted with the popular "Mustang" shifter. This handle is equipped with a unobtrusive key lock that prevents the transmission from being removed from Park when the lock is in the locked position. The key may be removed in either the locked or unlocked position so the car can effectively be locked into the normal or undrivable position.

Here's what our customers say;

"Last night I received and installed the T-Lock you sent me. I was suprised it came so quickly----- Thank you, thank you, thank you ! The quality is great, it fit perfectly and it is so hidden in an obvious location, I wish I thought of this better mouse trap !("G") " you done good" It is something all mustang owners with auto transmissions should have." Thanks again, John

"A note of thanks for your great invention. Unobtrusive, clever and elegant are words which come to mind. It installed without a hitch and works wonderfully!" Thanks, Paul.

"I received my T-lock this past weekend and I can't say enough about it! Simple, unobtrusive and another layer of security for my peace of mind. If you haven't picked one up yet, you really should as there's no reason for you not to. Okay, I'm starting to sound like an info-mercial... Just wanted to put my kudos out to Hal (whisperer) publicly and add my name to the rest of the satisfied customers. Thanks again Hal, the fit and finish looked great to me... you must have that perfectionist complex or something. LOL" - Mark.

"I agree 110%--I got the T-lock 3 weeks ago--I can't say any more than what you've said--One of the best things I've added to my Mach 1" - Don.

"Any way you can slow down and aggravate a thief the better. The T Lock is one of the smartest things I've put on my car since I bought it. It truly is a great product and the fact that you can help out the VMF and it's members makes it all that much better." - Mark.


We are presently in the development stage with several other applications for the T-lock including Fox bodied Fords, Corvettes and Chrysler muscle cars.


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Vintage Automotive Products
61550 American Ln. Suite 4
Bend, OR. 97702