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I got my AMG catalog that I bought on ebay from Andrey in Ireland. Quite a gem. [:D]

The catalog covers the W201, the W123, W124, W126, W107 and G models.

The catalog is not dated, but it must be from before 1985 because it only covers the 380 and 500 SEC.

Anyway, in the list of available options for the W126, they have a 5-speed manual transmission.

I have no idea whether they sold any, and the cost was 12,250 DM (~$6,000). For comparison, the 4-valve, 340 HP engine coversion is listed at 35,000 DM.

Does anyone know of any 5-Speed transmission in an actual car?
 

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I know there is one in NY in a private collection but the fellow won't let anyone in to have a look:-/

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There was an AMG 500SL from 1984? that was on ebay not too long ago... it had an AMG 5 speed manual transmission.
 

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you see a lot more 5 spd's in SL's then 126's.. I know of one 450SLC here w/ a manual as well as a 280SLC similarly equipped.

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jhodg5ck - 5/11/2005 9:51 PM

you see a lot more 5 spd's in SL's then 126's.. I know of one 450SLC here w/ a manual as well as a 280SLC similarly equipped.

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But the engine I am talking about is the M117 5.0. I understand that there was a V8 with a manual in the early 70's.... but no such thing existed ever since.

I will look for the pictures and post.
 

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Chassis 10704612001213
Engine 117962 12 000269
Transmission 722313 02 134480

Correction.. the car is a 1982, not 1984.
 

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Yup, that's the car...I was interested in looking into picking it up but the owner would not answer my repeated requests for more info.

And the 450 is an M117 as well:)

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jhodg5ck - 5/12/2005 10:08 AM

Yup, that's the car...I was interested in looking into picking it up but the owner would not answer my repeated requests for more info.

And the 450 is an M117 as well:)

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Yes, but there was no w126 450SEL.[:)]

That car didn't sell I don't think. High bidder was at $15k.
 
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