Agree, that wood looks awful , maybe its the photos.Yes, once you select manual mode via the small round button to the left of the gear selector, they allow manual selection of gears. Pity they're not paddles although this can be rectified e.g. these
Still, it does look a nice example even taking into account the caveats mentioned above.
The only thing I would change if I were considering buying would be to wrap the wood, but each to their own!
Thank you chaps - bright wood I can live with to be honest, particularly given the rear storage etc matches it. Already have a body shop in mind for the tidy up, just trying not to get ahead of myself...