OMG the memories!!!
My first set of wheels (4 wheels, anyway) was a red 'n black '72 'Cuda 340 with the slapstick shifter. Paid $750 for her in 1978 with a fried tranny. I loved that car and kick myself every time I see one.
I sold her to an idiot. I had a Holley 750 spreadbore on it and a real lumpy cam. The moron didn't like the carb and intake, so he bought an old Torquer intake and a carb to match. The intake was rusty so he took it to work and sand blasted it, but didn't wash it out. So guess where the residual sand ended up??? You should have seen the cylinder walls!!! What a sin.
This is the first one I've ever seen with a shifter mounted on the steering stem!!