Alon, I believe that they stopped producing the W124 with a manual for U. S. purchase in the late 80s. I think that the W201 was available in the U. S. with a manual until its demise. But I could be wrong.
1976 300D (W115) - 330K and still going (sort of)
1991 300D 2.5 Turbo - Sold at 221K
1983 280SEL - Sold at 206K
1981 300SD - Sold at 232K