Actually I'm in PA too (outside Philly) - have to fill out my profile. I went to check out that car on Saturday. Couldn't test drive it because it was in for service, but from a walk around it looked really rough. Big tear in the leather seat, curbed wheels, and a ton of rock chips on the front. Could be mechanically fine, but it looked like it was ridden hard and put away wet.
I've seen a few pop up that are automatic. Considering a tranny swap if I get desperate, but I am hoping someone on this board has a manual and is looking for a change.
I'm also looking for the same thing and tried to by that car over the phone but after an hour of screwing around they came back and said someone had a deposit on it. I see it's no longer listed as of this morning.
I don't mind something that needs some clean up and minor repairs but at 50k mile I too was wondering what the heck the previous owner did with it.