Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes Benz E500
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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They are out there...
mostly on the earlier versions, especially the 220SE.
The 280SE 3.5 was never officially imported to the U.S. with a manual transmission, but some "grey market" cars have them. Parts for these transmissions are extremely difficult to come by in the U.S., BTW...
You did not include your location, or which W111 you are interested in, so the above is just a general answer to your question.