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There were two optional transmissions: the Torque Drive and Powerglide. The Torque Drive is little known and very rare. This transmission is a manually shifted two-speed "semi-automatic;" it has a torque converter, yet it is shifted manually. It was used from 1968 through 1971, with the four- and six-cylinder engines only.
 

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Definitely learned something new today as well. That two speed manual shift sounds interesting, but I'm sure these are very rare and not worth the hunt. Give me a nice 4 speed any day of the week!!
 

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The Torque Drive transmission was cheap, too....just $68 and change. It was aimed at those who wanted an automatic, but didn't want to pay almost 3 times more for a PG. What they got was a shifted 2 speed with no clutch pedal that was barely capable even in the 4 and 6 cylinder cars.

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I like it! Something unique and different to look at. I can only take so many blue and red SSs :D
 

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I like that you could change the plugs and wires one handed...with your eyes closed...while sitting down. Think of it: you could do that sitting on a barstool and not even have to put your beer down. Amazing.

 

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I like it! Something unique and different to look at. I can only take so many blue and red SSs :D
I second that! I love these unique cars, even if they're not mega valuable or desireable.

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IT'S A GOOD RIDE TO WORK ON, BUT $7K? :no:
 

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Wonder what 0-60 time is. I didnt know they made 4 cyls past the first gens. Had heard of that tranny though never seen one in person.

Anyone have a pic of one of these trannys out of a car?
 

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pretty cool to see an unmolested car like this, don't believe I've even seen a third gen with the 4 banger before.
 
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