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eab wrote at 2008-08-06 17:12:34
You lose.  The Chevrolet Nova was built until 1979, being replaced by the 1980 Citation.  I am fairly sure it was available with an inline six and 3 speed up to the end though I will verify with my books at home.  

alasippi wrote at 2009-07-01 01:52:55
my 79 ford pickup had the 3 speed on the column shifter...but i think chevys put it in their trucks into the 80's

erik wrote at 2009-09-10 04:29:42
I believe the last car made with a 3 on the tree was a custom version of the 1986 Ford F-150, that's what wikipedia says anyway, although I have read (and seen) chevy/gmc C/K 1500 pickups of the 1980 to 1982 timeframe with 3 on the trees, although this is very rare

CoffeeBoy wrote at 2009-09-27 19:29:47
Looked this up on Wiki and it states that the 1986 Ford F-150 was the last American product with the 3 on the tree shifter. I always felt the column shifter made it a lot easier for your girlfriend to sit close to you on Saturday night.

ktumbleweed wrote at 2011-10-11 02:51:33
3 on the tree available in Chevy trucks and vans as late as 1987.  Ford pickups till 1986.  Passenger cars as late as 1979.  I heard of a special order Chevy or Chrysler car in 1981, order was placed by Iranian Government.  Order was canceled after cars were built so they were sold to the general public.  Cars were built in Canada.

Ian wrote at 2013-02-13 16:06:24
The last 3 on the tree trannys are as follows 1982 GMC/Chevy vans, 1987 GMC/Chevy P/U 2WD 4WD was 1982.1986 Ford 2WD F100 and E100 1979 Dodge Vans and D100/200 pickups,1979 X body GM 1977 was the last for A body GM cars, 1974 Jeep vehicles, 1976 AMC cars (all) 1980 Aspen/Volare and 1978 Midsize Chrysler cars.1977 maverick and 1978 Granada though Some Fairmonts are rumored to have 3 on the tree but never seen one.1978 for Ford midsize anyways.


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