But, the Lenco is not clutchless. It operates like an automatic does in its gear actuation.
The Liberty and other brands say they are clutchless, I believe, but what it means by clutchless is that it does not have clutches in each section for each gear, which take the gear in that section from being planetary at whatever ratio to being locked and direct-drive, as does the Lenco. It's why the end result of a Lenco is always 1:1. It's also why a Lenco can be shifted in any order one wants, as each section is merely changing the ratio between the input in front of it and the output behind it, so you can shift 5, 2, 3, 4, 6 if you wish, depending on what ratio you want to go from X:1 to 1:1, depending on circumstances, as a Lenco's final drive is just a combination of all ratios currently engaged multiplied by each other:
As an example, supposing one were to be traveling up an extremely steep hill, and didn't want a large gap between gears to keep the power flow going, one could select whichever section had the smallest change in ratio (say, 1.3:1) between its input and its output on planetaries. However, if one were heading down a hill, one might be more inclined to grab a gear that had a larger ratio change from clutch-pack-disengaged to clutch-pack-engaged for that gear, (say, 1.8:1.)
I mean, it's not terribly likely, but just an option you have when you can grab whatever gear section you want at any time.
Lencos have been street driven. Other brands, I don't know the sequentials, etc have ever been on the street.