A vehicle with a manual choke also needs acetylene headlights, a hand crank, and clincher rims on wood spoke wheels.
Jerry - it could be argued that someone needing an automatic choke on their vehicle might also need a chauffeur
As far as the hand crank is concerned; 45 years ago I had one. Wish I had a digital camera then, as the looks I got in the parking lot were worth the effort to crank the engine (it would start on the first half revolution as long as the manual choke was set
) It also had an electric start, but the hand-crank was a lot more fun!
Don't remember acetylene headlights; I did use carbide lanterns when I was a youngster.
KLhansen - you wouldn't have to worry about the holes in the floorboards if you lived in Missouri. MoDot would see to these with all of the salt which they dump on the roads for the folks needing the automatic choke, the automatic transmission, and above all, a chauffeur in the winter
OP - absolutely required, no; but I would leave it, unless there is a specific reason not to use it.