Earlier in the year I attended the Excel classic car Show in London’s Docklands, the first time I had attended this event. I was there not to buy a car, however, that’s exactly what happened!
After entering the hall which included the Mercedes Benz Owners club and delighting in a beautifully prepared 1967 250SE which was not for sale but perhaps was drawing me to a later and more sporty Mercedes model.
Heading towards the exit of the hall I spotted a stand with 4 beautifully prepares Mercedes SL’s, this was Kerbey Motors presenting 4 SL’s 2 x R127’s and 2 x R107’s. My eye was dawn to a two-tone green1983 R107 with 65,000 miles. This car was beautifully presented and after initially speaking to Larry who had actually worked on the car in its preparation for the show I was introduced to Bim Mountain the proprietor of Kerbey Motors.
Bim presented me to with a history file on the vehicle and outlined the work he had commissioned on the car in order to bring it to the show. I was struck with his passion and attention to detail, which was evident in the overall presentation of all of Bim’s cars.
Further examination of the 380 SL resulted in an offer for the car, which was accepted subject to a successful test drive back in Norfolk. A week later I arrived at `Bim’s fabulous facility and here again I was struck with the overall quality of Bim’s set up.
Needless to say the test drive lived up to expectations and the deal was done, minor imperfections on the drivers seat noted at the show had been corrected to a remarkable standard and Bim had sent the car away to a specialist for rear a axel oil change. I was also presented with a 1:16 scale model in the exact same colour as a going away gift.
Personally I cannot recommend more highly Kerbey Motors and Bim Mountain, buying my first classic was a memorable experience and made special by Bim’s own personal service and attention to detail.