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Old 21st September 2018, 05:05 PM
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Default Malcolm Fraser - Prime Ministerial W116

Hello All,

I understand that Malcolm Fraser's prime ministerial car before he switched to a Ford LTD (which would have been much more palletable to the electorate) was a white W116.

Any ideas where this car went?

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Old 22nd September 2018, 09:47 AM
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Interesting! The plates would’ve been removed when they upgraded the car so it might be hard to track.
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He did a few hot laps with Fangio at Sandown 10/09/1978.
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He did, a white (of course) 450SEL, the government bought 2 and because they didn't pay the duties and import taxes and tariffs they were actually marginally cheaper each than the price of a LTD
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There is an article in this thread about PM 450SEL's, purchased by Whitlam and later used by Fraser.

http://www.topklasse.net.au/forums/s...ead.php?t=6496
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I'd forgotten about that.
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There is an article in this thread about PM 450SEL's, purchased by Whitlam and later used by Fraser.

http://www.topklasse.net.au/forums/s...ead.php?t=6496
Thanks Bryce for pulling that up!
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