Nope. My first car was 4-on-the-floor, not 3-on-the-tree.
I’ve driven a manual 1978 Nova, but it was… modified. With an 850 horsepower engine and 5-speed floor shifter. The shifter was janky, and the first few times I took off, I was unknowingly in third gear. The car seemed to accelerate normally. 850 horsepower kinda does that, I guess. My dad was in the passenger seat and laughed, pointing out what I’d done after a few stops.