You may need new glasses.
When I waited at the bus stop as a middle schooler, circa 1990, there was a spoiled rich kid who went to one of those montessorri learn-at-no-pace schools up the road from me, and he had a crash-bumper torino. I can imagine his parents buying it thinking their precious hellion would be safe in two-plus tons of american steel, and darn the other guy.
He always turned the corner then floored it through 2nd gear off towards the school. I never heard him hit 3rd-- he spent most of a mile in 2nd. Probably had 2.56 gears or something. Utter malaise.
LOL small world.
That guy is friends with my buddy Eric in Chicago, Who we both share this car in common
My "Turbo boostin" buddy for last 17 years Van Nuys built 1982 Trans Am WS6 305 Crossfire (Running on M1 HM 10W40/Lubegard biotech)
And Few years ago I was given GM invoice on one of the original cars and found out my car built same month as the actual ones used on the show
And yes it talks