My goal is to provide parts, service and technical support for the continued operation and enjoyment of the wonderful cars made by Austin Rover and imported to the USA as Sterling. These cars were imported for 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991 model years. In 87 and 88 they were badged as 825S and 825SL. In 89 there were the 827S, 827SL, 827SLi. in 90 and 91 they produced the 827SL, 827Si and the 827SLi. All these cars had 4-doors and the SLi had a rear hatch instead of the trunk which the sedans carried.

Cars at Sterling Acres

I have personally worked on hundreds of these fine cars. I especially enjoy diagnosing electrical and drivability problems. I currently have more than 30,000 new parts listed in my inventory. I have also dismantled more than a dozen cars to keep currently unavailable parts on hand. I currently drive a 91 827SL and have owned numerous others.

Sterling Fixer in Brooklyn New York CityFor 13 years I operated a full service repair shop in Brooklyn, NY where I earned my ASE Master Tech certification.  In April 2007 our family moved to the agrarian community of Bainbridge, PA and started operating a 42 acre farm. We kept quite busy in the summers with hand harvesting acres of sweet corn, watermelons, tomatoes, okra, lima beans and other crops. There was a warehouse on the property from which we shipped parts to all the US and to foreign countries as needed. We had our own workshop where we would repair/restore Sterlings over the winter season.

I am the husband of one wife, father of 3 boys, born '95, '97, '99 and a daughter born in '01. I am enjoying the challenge of following the code of ethics Jesus Christ taught in Matthew 5-7 in a low esteemed profession.  In early 2019 our family moved from the farm to the city of Lancaster, PA where we are assisting in starting a new church, IGNITE Church of Lancaster. There I also opened a full-time auto mechanic shop under the name of AutoTech Lancaster, where we service cars of all makes and models. We continue to sell new and used Sterling parts from our inventory, while also repairing Sterlings whenever the opportunity arises.

I am glad to answer your questions as time permits.  Feel free to call me for questions about parts availability, repairs and technical issues.

~Dale Charles
The Sterling Fixer