It was an option, but you don't see many of them.
Lotta ppl would like to get a hold of it just to scavange the pedals, shifter, clutch hydraulics, drive shafts, etc., to convert their auto to a manual (myself included).
I'd call it a fairly rare find, but not unheard of...
If you can get it for a decent price, you might be able to make a few bux off it parting it out around here.
DD/Wheeler: 98 ZJ 5.2, 4.5" on 33s
DD/Wifeys: 00 XJ, stock
Weekend toy: 13 Challenger R/T Blacktop