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1988 Sterling 827 [XX]

1988 Sterling 827 [XX] in License to Drive, Movie, 1988 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK — Made for: USA

1988 Sterling 827 [XX]

Position 00:43:25 [*] Background vehicle

Comments about this vehicle


datsunZ IT

2006-12-27 11:22


Sterling was US-denomination of third model of car born by 1979-signed joint-venture of Austin-Rover with Honda(after the 1982 Triumph Acclaim and 1985 Rover 200 Series);in Europe was marketed either as Honda Legend(like the origins' car at home from which derives,since 1986)and Rover 800 Series(since 1987,from which derives Sterling--a luxury brand chosen by Rover for US-market--in fact was marketed there as Sterling,not Rover Sterling as could be supposed).

Sterlings lasted in USA thru 1988-1989 circa(later US-spec becomes Rover 827,and Sterling only a luxury trim name for European Rover 800 series,either the 820 and the 827(this late with V-6 Honda engine derived by F.1 experiences of those years).

PS Effects of Rover-Honda ties were feel also in Australia,where thru Eighties'-Nineties'were marketed by Leyland AUS(later Rover AUS)two cars,badged as Rover,but actually locally-built masked-Hondas:one was the 1983 circa Rover Quintet,a badge-engineering of 1980 Honda Quint/Quintet(practically a sort of 5-doors-hatchback Accord);the other was the 1988 Rover 416 SE/Vitesse,otherwise a 1986 Honda Integra(sort of Accord with concealed headlights)in disguise for Aussie-market.

datsunZ IT

2006-12-27 13:22


That illustrated was,probably,contemporary of the movie,1988 m.y.

Callahan VI

2006-12-29 22:33


Are there any left?

jettalover US

2008-10-09 03:42


Florida license plate?


2009-09-11 13:31


Ok, I've only seen ONE of those my whole life, years ago. I'd forgotten all about them until now.

antp BE

2012-01-20 15:44


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