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455 w/ a 3spd

In 1970, there were 1761 cars produced with a 455 and a manual transmission. Does anyone know the break down of how many 4spds vs. 3spds?

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I dont know if they broke it down that far, but when I did the PHS on my 70 they said a 400 3 speed was relatively rare, so I would assume a 455 3 speed would be hard to find. In the case of the 3 speed, rare doesnt necessarily mean desirable or valuable, but it does mean unique.
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I'm not going to reinstall a 3spd, right now the car is equipped with a Pontiac 350 and a TH400 transmission. The original motor was removed and far gone before I purchased this car. Plans in the future include a 400 or 455 motor with a m20/21/22 transmission.

Rare/Unique is cool. I'm more intrigued that it is a 455 car vs which transmission it actually came with. I just have never seen the exact numbers printed anywhere before.

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My 69 came with a factory equipped three speed. That car was freaky fast. It also had 4:10 posi in it. I often wondered what the drag strip results would be if both cars were set up identically one with a 4-speed and one with the three. The three speed had that wide ratio effect. Not shifting as much or as often with the three. I later switched it out to a S-T10. Love those trannies. The four speed is more desireable but both are fun to drive. Enjoy....
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Im with you on rare/unique, some of mine are both. Its part of why I got those particular cars. The only drawback to having a car that you dont see everywhere, is you dont blend in. So if you do something silly, the cops can find you easy.
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