Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: United Arab Emirates
Don't know how handy you are or your situation in general, but Hussein's workshop in Dubai could probably fix you up with something.
When you say the gearbox is broken, have you self-diagnosed or have you had it checked. By and large gearboxes are pretty hard to destroy unless you crash them into gear, or generally mal-treat them. I would sooner suggest that someting else is causing it not to work. I dont know if it is manual or auto, but judging by what is sold in the Middle East, I would venture that it is a Selespeed model, and the selespeed selectors and engaging apparatus has some known failure points, especially on 156's but I assume they are similar in nature to the 147 boxes....
If you know it is trashed, there is an accident damaged 147 on Dubizzle for AED7000, I reckon you could get it for less than that, and have tons of spares :-)