I enjoyed the heck out of my 56 Chevrolet Convertible, 265 V8, stick and later my 59 Chevy Impala Coupe with the 283 V8, 230hp, with stock 4.11 rear and electric overdrive with the 3 speed manual and my 1965 Chevelle 300hp 327V8, 4 speed, posi. Put 100k miles on that car much of it 1/4 mile at a time!!! It clocked 99mph in the 1/4 at 14.7 et. Couldn't get traction with the 7" wide slicks that were the widest allowed in stock classes.
Wish I had all of those cars back!