'Invisible string'? That's terrible.
Hey. If it can make David Copperfield fly around on stage...why can't it make Kitts gear stick move?
:lol Coz it'd be a bit hard. You'd need some string to pull the gear knob up, and some string to pull it in the required direction. Too much effort! :lol Take the easy route and just do it from underneath.
As an added note, when I was younger our car (Vauxhall Cavalier SRi) buggered up on the motorway. We had just had one of the front tyres fitted and balanced the day before. Anyhoo, it buggered up and we called the RAC. They lifted our car on a jack (while I was still in it), and moved the wheels left-to-right and back. The steering wheel moved by itself. It was SO cool to see that and instantaneously reminded me of KITT. Only prob was that our car then had to be towed.