Without question the Mercedes Benz SL W107 series, built from 1971 to 1989 is fast becoming an appreciating classic and rightly so, it’s a beautiful, stylish car. Values are on the up for the best examples and it is hardly surprising when you see the prices and demand for the earlier SL W113 soring to new record levels. However, in reality the W107 is arguably a better car to own and drive than its predecessor making it a perhaps a more sensible investment right now. Regardless of engine size the key factor in considering which W107 to purchase is its overall condition and I am pleased to say with the example for sale here you will struggle to find better. E846 KBL is in outstanding condition, helped no doubt but it relatively low mileage of just 85,000 and good service history.
The example on offer today is truly stunning, finished in Artic white with a lovely contrasting blue and a blue chequer pattern interior. The overall condition of this car makes it special as it is very hard to find examples that have not been messed around with over the years. Fortunately, with E846 KBL it is quite clear when looking around the car that it has had a very charmed life and has been maintained to a high standard. The service book shows a continuous record of service from 1600 miles to 79,956 miles from both main dealer and specialists. The interior is almost unmarked, feels fresh and firm. The hood is blue in colour and there is also the original colour coded ‘coupe’ hardtop with stand supplied.
On the driving side, everything is as it should be, first turn of the key (after you have disabled the alarm) and the engine fires up first time and immediately settles to a nice burble. Select drive and away you go, it’s an incredibly smooth and comfortable car to drive but when required has enough punch from the 3 litre engine to make things fun and sporting. These cars are renowned for their reliability and with a sensible programme of maintenance E846 KBL will no doubt give you years of trouble free and fun motoring.
E846 KBL comes with 3 sets of keys with alarm fobs fitted to all of them, a current red style UK V5C, a current MOT valid until November 2016, its service maintenance booklet, original owner’s manual and its fitted Kenwood radio manuals.