The gear change lever on my MKV is the cranked type.
It is quite short and not at all easy to use. It may well have come from and XK120?
The gear change lever on my MKIV is 10.5" long and much easier to use. Most of the usual suppliers offer a new gear change lever which is only 7.5" in length which is the same as the one fitted to my MKV at present. I guess fitting a MKIV gear change lever would be much better but where to find one?