In 1978 I was driving a 283 Powerglide 67 Parisienne 2+ 2 convertible, I was looking to steal hubcaps off one on the back of a VW used car lot, but my friend ended up buying it. Mine had a 283 tri-power, (self installed, wedge of wood to tension the fan belt) and his a 409 with a turbo 400, after we grenaded the 283 with a 650 Holley. But I digress. When the 409 went into the body shop for required northern rust bodywork, his father bought him a 1969 Beaumont four-door sedan with a 250 Chevy straight 6-3 on the tree. It was not optioned with a radio, and it’s not radio delete, only Corvettes and Cadillacs came standard with radios. It just wasn’t optioned with a radio, just a plain jane Beaumont, faded green sedan with a bench seat, probably not one single option on tha car, zero, nothing. He drove it to college in New Brunswick, and he kept the 409 Parisienne for many many years until the crappy rebuilt 409 finally blew, and I kept my 283 tripower TH350 3.36 posi Parisienne for years and years, but I only drove it that one summer, and sold it 15 years ago and somebody probably restored it and wonders how the hell It got optioned the way it did. But that was all my doing, and the Edelbrock tripower is prolly worth more than the whole car. I removed it before I sold it, and I sold the tripower to a guy with a 71 El Camino, and I still have a whole attic full of original cast iron tri-powers and stuff that I bought from the guys brothers junkyard. I will be driving by replacement for the 67 2 + 2 convertible to musclepalooza this weekend, 1965 Grand Prix, but no stick shift here, so weird on the column, which I’ve never ever ever seen on a muscle car, and how rare is a 3-speed standard floor shift? They must have done that just to boast about the cheapest car on the lot, but how many were produced? Only a handful. And don’t forget about those stupid three other trees locking up, so much extra linkage to bind, just pop the hood and tap on the leavers to get them to realign.