Previously we featured the Volkswagen safari truck, now, arguably an even greater rarity – a 1990 Golf Country Syncro. The Syncro debuted at the Geneva auto show in 1989 and began production in Wolfsburg for the 1990 model year. Production would only last a couple of years with less than 8,000 units ever produced. The Golf bodies were shipped off to an aftermarket group in Germany that outfitted these little off-road hatchbacks with the Syncro all wheel drive system. During normal driving conditions 95% of the power is sent to the front wheels, however when slip is sensed you get a transfer of almost 50-50 power between front and rear wheels.
It’s hard to find anything out of place on this VW Golf Country Syncro. It appears to have all of its original factory goodies – the front brush guard, rear swing out tire carrier and even the original Country decals on the side. The interior is perfectly detailed and the seats appear as new. The Country Syncro only came with a 1.8 litre Volkswagen engine mated to the 5-speed manual transmission. With all the 4×4 components the little car weighs in pretty hefty and 0-60 times were best measured in calendar days vs. something on a timepiece.
This 1990 Volkswagen Golf Country Syncro is already licensed and titled here in the United States. The Woodbridge, New Jersey seller has taken very good care of this little German gem. The odometer only shows just over 50,000 kilometers or barely more than 30,000 miles. In need of nothing but a new home, if you’re a VW enthusiast or just want a rare and fun 4×4 collectible, this Golf Country is offered at no reserve.