Did I say rare? Without reading everything again I mean yes, the Tasmanian registration plate. I'm in New South Wales, 600km west of Sydney (New South Wales), 500km north of Melbourne (Victoria). I often see plenty of Victorian rego plates and a few Queensland plates, but very rare to see a Tasmanian plate. Add to that the fact the Tassie plate was on a new-to-town never spotted before 450sel, well, it was a pretty cool find today.
Actually, 450se/l's aren't rare in Oz but now that I think of it, there are none in town that I've seen in the last few years. Of the 7 w116's I've counted in the past, a 350se has gone so has a 450se and a 6.9. All I can think of lately is a gold 280sel, 2 white 280sels and a white 280se. There's also a dark green close to mint 280 something that I saw during the course of my work. It's shedded in a modern garage, looked fantastic, I've never seen it on the road and due to the owner being a wealthy farmer I wouldn't be surprised if he'd owned it since new. However, The farmer was terminally ill at the time I saw it, no questions were asked, and I haven't approached the family some 2-3yrs since I saw it. The farmer has since passed and I doubt I'll get to know anymore.