Tun Daim Zainuddin has been charged with the failure to declare 71 of his belongings to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Fee (MACC), the New Straits Occasions experiences. In accordance with the cost sheet, the 85-year-old former finance minister didn’t adjust to a MACC discover to declare his belongings corresponding to one checking account, seven luxurious automobiles, 38 corporations, and 25 properties on the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya on December 13 final 12 months.
The offence falls underneath Part 36(2) of the MACC Act, which carries a most 5 years’ imprisonment and RM100,000 fantastic upon conviction. Daim pleaded not responsible to the offence.
As this can be a automobile website, we’ll give attention to the seven automobiles listed within the cost sheet that he reportedly didn’t declare:
Mercedes-Benz 600 SEL
He clearly favored his Mercedes, as that is the primary of three Benzes within the brief checklist. Again within the early 90s (pre-dating the S-Class moniker), the 600 SEL was the flagship sedan within the W140 vary, and it was fairly the beast, outfitted with a M120 6.0 litre V12 providing 408 PS and 580 Nm. As you’d count on, it got here decked out with all of the bells and whistles on the time.
Subsequent is the Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL, the Sonderklasse that ran from 1972 to 1980 (the W126 was made between this and the W140 above). Thought by many because the very first “trendy” Mercedes sedan, the W116 launched the huge radiator grille, head- and taillights that will outline the model for the next a long time. The 450 SEL was the agency’s flagship mannequin with a 4.5 litre V8 engine.
Sharing the identical quantity, if not the engine is the C107 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC, typically seen because the much less fascinating hard-top model of the R107 SL of the identical period – although the coupe is definitely much less frequent with solely 62k made vs over 200k roadsters. The SLC was in manufacturing between 1971 and 1981 when it was changed by the bigger C126 coupe, whereas the SL continued on till 1989.
The grand tourer first arrived in 1975, however the HE suffix within the itemizing implies that the model in query is someplace from the early 80s into the early 90s, when a brand new 5.3 litre Excessive Effectivity V12 made its manner on to the automobile. It’s not talked about if the XJ-S is a coupe or convertible of the kind. We’re pondering it ought to be the coupe, which was way more good-looking.
Now this one is tough to pin level, as “2 Axle Inflexible Physique” isn’t a mannequin title in any respect, nor does it confer with any particular Rolls-Royce line. As such, we’ve taken the freedom of choosing a number of early RR Phantom fashions, being the top-of-the-range mannequin line-up again within the day as it’s nonetheless is now. Thoughts you, coach-built actually meant coach-built again then, and no two Rolls-Royce have been ever the identical.
If the earlier entry was obscure, this one much more so. Actually, Austin Morris isn’t a automobile model in any respect, however two. Sure, Austin Motor Firm and Morris Motors did merge in 1952, however the two saved separate identities. As such, we’ve chosen a bunch of random Austin fashions by means of the years, showcasing simply how various the British model’s product line up was.
Not the character in The Hitchhiker’s Information to the Galaxy, however quite the legacy mannequin from which it was derived. Constructed by Ford UK, the Prefect was first launched in 1938, dropped throughout World Warfare 2 after which went again into manufacturing in 1945, the place it was supplied till 1961. It’s not recognized if the Prefect in query is the cumbersome beast from the early 50s or the Anglia-sized 100E or ultimate 107E that got here after it.
So, what do you consider the automobiles on this checklist?
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