3 For the Price of 3: 1989 Sterling SLi

The Sterling was the product of a bizarre Anglo-Japanese collaboration between Austin Rover Cars and Honda.  It was technically a rebadged Rover 800 series, but for North America the only powerplant was a Honda V6 borrowed from the Acura Legend.  Find these three 1989 Sterling SLis offered for a grand total of $15,000 in Rio Rico, AZ via craigslist.  Tip from Safety Fast (you might not know Safety, but we’re all familiar with his brother Hugo Fast and sister Brea K Fast)

The seller is nice enough to provide a quick synopsis of the red, red, and silver trio of classics:

SAXX555JXKM223009 1989 Red 5-speed manual, 138,009 original miles, new engine & clutch. Two previous owners, SLi Hatchback 

SAXX556H2LM252341 1990 Red, AT, unverified miles, new repaint, upholstery, SLi hatchback

SAXX556K1MM284713 1991 Silver, AT, unverified miles, fair paint &
upholstery, excellent mechanical condition, SLi hatchback model (Silver

Also included in the sale are two complete engines, an extra auto transmission, and over $40k (yikes!!) of new factory leather upholstery in original packages, diagnostic equipment, and factory manuals. This is a collector dumping his collection, and I can’t help but think that a wise buyer could get the red ’89 car for next to nothing after selling off the other two cars and spare parts via various owners forums.  The only problem is that you have to deal with folks who own three Sterlings at a time…

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