For Sale: 1986 Sterling LONDON STERLING in La Verne, California


Vehicle Description

1986 London Sterling Limousine This 1986 London Sterling Limousine with believed to be original 10,650 miles, has a documented pedigree being previously owned by celebrity Merv Griffin, creator of many television shows including Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. The London Sterling was displayed as part of the automotive livery of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, also owned by Griffin until 2003. As stated by Tony Griffin, Merv's son, Merv personally would frequently ferry various VIPs and celebrities back and forth in the Sterling as they would shop, dine or wherever they wanted to go. Griffin later relocated the Sterling to Palm Springs, serving in the same capacity at his Givenchy Spa and Hotel. Tony Griffin states that many dignitaries such as Carey Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, President and Mrs Ronald Regan often rode in the limousine with Griffin. This London Sterling limousine, estimated only 100 manufactured, has been maintained in excellent running condition with min-bar cabinet, air conditioning, power steering, 12 volt electrical system, and meets all EPA emissions standards. Don't miss out on this one of a kind vehicle, a true piece of history. London Coach was formed in May, 1984 to fill the need for purpose built cabs left by the 1982 decision by Checker Motors (USA) to discontinue cab production. EPA prototype testing was completed in August, 1985. These specialty vehicles were assembled in the US, using glider kits provided by Carbodies and fitted with 2.3 liter 4 cylinder Ford engine and automatic transmissions. Two models were available: the London Taxi and the London Sterling. The Sterling was a limousine version of the taxi. Both were available with or without air conditioning. Production for 1985-1986 was reported as 75 to the NHTSA. With the introduction of the Rover Sterling by ARCONA in 1987, London Coach was pressured to discontinue use of the Sterling name. Maintained to an exceptionally high standard this limousine is in great condition and very well preserved. It runs strong and smooth. Paint, glass and chrome are show quality. Interior is like new and equipped with curtains and a divider window. A piece of automotive history and commands attention anywhere it goes. Use this car as a museum piece or put it into service as daily transport. This limousine is an icon that would be a great addition to any collection. $19,900.00 OBO GIVE US A CALL 909-596-5700 OR EMAIL AMCLASSICS2@AOL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-898208
  • Year:1986
  • Make:Sterling
  • Exterior Color:WHITE
  • Interior Color:GRAY CLOTH
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:10667
  • Stock Number:1174
  • VIN:SCRUB75L1FD461677