Re: "Cars already decide when to change gear for you"
"Hah! Try to find a station wagon with a manual transmission."
I own a drivable, street-legal, insured, not-yet-restored, first registered in 1969, Oldsmobile Vistacruiser. 455ci (7.5L, ish), Hurst 4 speed manual. The numbers match.
The 8-track player works, too, but that's hardly impressive ;-)