Nowadays, the new BMW, below left, and GPS navigation system, bottom right, lead the field. ... I remember those little Wood aamp; Pickett Mini Cooper conversions they used to make that had absolutely everything a Peter Sellers was addicted to them. ... These gearboxes probably mark the end of the manual transmission as we know it and, from my point of view, thata#39;s no bad thing a a luxury, if you like .