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need info about automatic w108

Hi to everyone,
I´m new in this forum and looking for some info.
Now I´m living in Indonesia and I´m thinking about buying a 1970 w108 280S in good condition. The car is automatic but the owner doesn´t really know if the transmission is original or has been changed which is a normal practice in this country and it makes a big difference regarding to the price.
Is there any way to know from the engine number if the car was originally automatic? Any other info to make it sure?
Number: 13092120-003008
Chasis: 108016-20-064441
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Chasis: 108016-20-064441
My suspicion is it was changed as I believe a -12- in the chassis number means automatic.
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I found this information for the pontong serial number that might be applied to the w108 model. See attachment.
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