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Inside, we’re shocked to discover a three-on-the-tree manual transmission in place of the more predictable automatic. Its original equipment status is backed up by transmission code 1 on the body-number plate. Using this gearbox saved the original owner $226.79, the cost of the optional Merc-O-Matic (aka Ford C6) automatic transmission. The rear axle code reads 1, signaling an open Ford 9-inch diff with 3.00:1 gears.