Don't blame the young people entirely. I've talked to old school hot rodders - street racers who told me "shitfting sucks," - though they aren't driving in snow ever.
I'm in my 30s and can shift fine and had a toyota truck with a standard as my exclusive daily driver, when I swapped it out for a towncar with an automatic I was very happy. The shifting to me felt like a novelty - a toy, and the automatic v8 powered car seemed like a proper automobile.
Now to help you out, Have you checked Manheim/ Co-Part/ Iaa Insurance auctions? You could probably have one shipped to you if needed and still save money. Good luck with your search!