The US public took to the car initially and 14,000 cars found homes in the US in 1987.
But, it wasn't long before traditional British problems (electrical gremlins, build quality issues) soon started appearing in these early cars and sales dropped dramatically.
Initially, all Sterlings were four door sedans. They were powered by a 2.5 liter Honda V6. In 1989 the Sterling got the larger 2.7 Honda V6 and a 5 door fastback, like these cars, was introduced. Build quality also improved dramatically but, at this point, no one really cared. Less than 6000 Sterlings found homes in the US in 1989. In 1992 Rover announced that it would no longer sell the Sterling in the US.
In my eyes, the 827SLi is a great looking car. Sleek and stately, it looks like a modernized SD1.
The seller has owned these cars for 15 years. They appear to be in nice shape. He's asking $15K for all three.
Thankfully, I don't have an extra $15,000.00 hanging around. If I did, these cars would be mine.click here to see the Craigslist ad.