1991 Sterling 827 Si

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1991 Sterling 827 Si

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https://www.grautogallery.com/vehicles/ ... ing-827-si

High mileage, but otherwise this car is really nice.
Manual transmission, too... there can't be any other good ones of these.
If I wasn't out of garages, I'd be probably talking to these guys.
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Re: 1991 Sterling 827 Si

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I see their cars for sale often. They have good looking cars but they are not cheap. I wonder what kind of buyer feedback they have.
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Re: 1991 Sterling 827 Si

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The ebay feedback seems ok, but I wonder how sorted the cars are. Like if they just get them looking good for the photos or if they go through them and do all the little things. https://www.ebay.com/sch/grautogallery/ ... pg=&_from=
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The only possible way to consider owning a Sterling is if it's a 5-door.
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thesameguy wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:15 pm The only possible way to consider owning a Sterling is if it's a 5-door.
I don't think you can be too picky if you want a manual.
Yeah, that is a very high price, but the car looks about perfect cosmetically. Great color combination, too.
They've sure got an eclectic selection of cars at that place.
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Re: 1991 Sterling 827 Si

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What you really want is the Vauxhall Carlton Lotus. The wife can always park her car out in the street right?
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andyofcolumbusmerkur wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:56 pm What you really want is the Vauxhall Carlton Lotus. The wife can always park her car out in the street right?
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My Uncle Doc's the greatest better yet the latest
If we're talking about a car, Uncle Sterling got the latest
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Re: 1991 Sterling 827 Si

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That is one fuggin' ugly Nissan Sentra. Worse for its fugly red color.

Sameguy and I agree (that's, what, twice..?). Only Stirling hatchbacks are mildly interesting, from afar. They aren't as interesting inside as are Scorpios with better leather, reclining rear seats, interesting appointments, etc.

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Re: 1991 Sterling 827 Si

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The manual is interesting.
They only sold 2745 cars in 1991. Any manual 1991 827 must be extremely rare.
Best one in existence? It's quite possible...
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Re: 1991 Sterling 827 Si

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Well, it made it to Ebay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/144524418859?h ... SwMgJh80f7

Good luck to 'em, they're probably gonna need it.
No matter good this looks cosmetically, it's still a 150K mile Sterling.
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Re: 1991 Sterling 827 Si

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Ebay auction ended. Apparently Lady Luck failed to show.
It''s still on their website for $6500.

The market for 150K mile Sterlings must be microscopic.
At $6500, you'd probably need the James Webb Space Telescope to see it.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

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Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
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Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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