Miss my ’70 Cuda and ’67 GTO 4sp, yeah something about having that control of the ride is priceless. Was a fan of the mopar push-button since my cousin gave me a thrill in his new ’64 Sport Fury when I was around 10. Stuck in my head wanting one someday. PB T’s were legendary in drag racing in early 60’s. Only reason my old ride is an auto. But, nothing like a manual. My old Dodge plow truck has a stick; never plowed with an auto now going on 20 years and don’t want to. Tried to teach my nephew how to drive it, after 30 minutes was unsuccessful. Tried to teach my girlfriend (wife now) how to drive the Cuda, nope, unsuccessful. My patience wore thin quick though as the gear mashing got too much and no cash then to fix it. Ahh, she didn’t have interest learning anyway.
When we visited our daughter in the PC in Costa Rica, most rentals were stick (and in crappy shape – longer story). Damn good thing had a manual w/ 4WD too, as the crap roads and hills were incredible! Some ‘hills’ gave ya a feeling the vehicle might just do an end-over-end roll. Was a hoot traveling there though; like off-roading.