Canada Elects A Car Guy As Prime Minister

Recently Canada had federal elections and Justin Trudeau was elected as Prime Minister.  One of Justin Trudeau’s prized possessions is a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL that was initially owned by his famous Dad, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, who was the Canadian Prime Minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

FREELANCE PHOTO: CHECK WITH NATIONAL POST FOR RIGHTS INFORMATION REGARDING THIS IMAGE DIGITAL--Jake Richler(L) sits on the new 2003 500SL Mercedes in Montreal on July 15, 2002 while Justin Trudeau still drives a 1960 300SL. For story by Richler. Life. Code 13. (Christinne Muschi/ The National Post).

Justin Trudeau And His Mercedes-Benz 300SL (National Post)

Pierre Elliot Trudeau was a bachelor when he was elected Prime Minister of Canada and was known for driving his sporty Mercedes-Benz 300SL around his hometown of Montreal, often in the company of attractive ladies.

Pierre Trudeau Mercedes-Benz

Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau In The Mercedes-Benz 300SL

After he moved to Ottawa, he got married and had two sons Justin and Sacha.  The picture below shows Justin Trudeau and his brother, Sacha, riding with their Dad in the Mercedes-Benz when Justin was quite young.

Pierre Trudeau Mercedes-Benz Kids

Pierre Elliot Trudeau With Sacha and Justin As Kids

Justin Trudeau was fortunate to inherit his Dad’s Mercedes-Benz and he is definitely a proud owner of this car.  Now that he has been elected as Prime Minister the Canadians are lucky to have leader who is a car guy with a great classic car.

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4 Responses to Canada Elects A Car Guy As Prime Minister

  1. Merrill Smith says:

    Perhaps you’ve been away too long Steve. Pierre and Margaret Trudeau actually had three sons. Michel, the youngest, died in an avalanche in British Columbia in 1998. He was 23. Justin says his father never recovered from the loss.

    • Hi Merrill,
      I guess that I have been away from Canada too long. That is very sad about Michel. I can easily imagine that it would have had a big impact on his Dad. Thanks for updating my knowledge of the Trudeau family.
      Steve McKelvie

  2. Merrill Smith says:

    Speaking of Prime Ministers and their cars, this article might interest you:

  3. Rogue Trucker says:

    Sorry but owning a nice car doesn’t make one a car guy! I just wish JT maintains Canada the way he maintains the 57 merc. A real car guy know all aspects of the mechanics of his or her car, I would be impressed if Justin knows what a ring gear is or what a tie rod is!

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