Hey, John H: "Man's car", huh?
I recall reading a road test of a model Studebaker I once owned (former Victorian State Police highway pursuit job) - a 1964 Cruiser. It had a V8, exceptionally indirect power steering (like 50 turns lock to lock - almost), and unassisted DRUM brakes all round (and those about the size of a one-serve can of cat food).
The road test described it as a "man's car" because you needed to be 120 kg and stand with both feet on the brake pedal to slow the thing down!
Allegedly, stilleto heels were no good in that