Thursday, May 5, 2016

Syncro de Auction Watch: 1990 Volkswagen Golf Country Syncro

Need to scratch your itchy syncro? Checkout this 1990 Volkswagen Golf Country Syncro here on eBay bidding for $7,300 with auction ending Sunday at 6:45PM Pacific.

Item specifics

Condition: Used
Seller Notes: VIN WVWZZZ1GZLW695357
Year: 1990 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 00000000000000000
Mileage: 19,258 Interior Color: Gray
Make: Volkswagen Number of Cylinders: 4


Transmission: Manual 5-speed
Trim: Country Body Type: SUV
Engine: 1.9 Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: 4WD Vehicle Title: Clear
Options: 4-Wheel Drive Sub Model: Country 4WD SYNCRO
Power Options: Power Locks Exterior Color: Teal
For Sale By: Private Seller

1990 Volkswagen Golf Country Syncro 4WD. 5-Speed Manual Transmission. This is a very, very rare car. Extremely low 19,258 documented miles.
This is a European Model that was legally imported into the US last year. Only 19,258 documented miles since new. The European metric speedometer/odometer was changed to the US one at 29,419 km last year and is included with the car if desired. Copies of the original European service records are also available to the buyer. Please look at the pictures provided. I will also include a virtually Brand-New set of Winter Snow Tires with the car.
This car was built for the VW at its Austria plant, it features a rigid body on frame construction, permanent Syncro AWD System, and has amazing off-road capabilities. Handles great at the Autobahn and those twisty European roads as well. These things were the sweethearts of the Alps back in the day, not many of them were made, and they are now extremely coveted items even in Europe. They are becoming increasingly hard to find even in decent roadworthy, let alone as clean as this one, as most were driven into the ground and many had vanished into the Eastern Europe and met its fate there.
Garage-kept in Europe since day one. Very clean inside and out. Never smoked in. No kids. No pets. Just Serviced. Brand New Tires. Runs, Drives, and Looks GREAT! Free and Clear Title in hand. Spotless CarFax and Autocheck reports. Please feel free to come and inspect this car prior to bidding.
More pictures can be seen here:
Terms of sale:
$250 non-refundable PayPal deposit is due immediately after the end of the auction. Balance is due in 3 more business days after the end of this auction in cash or bank/certified funds. If you can not or unwilling to follow this terms than please do not bid. Vehicle description represents our subjective and biased opinion. Only manufacturers warranty applies if any. Vehicle sold absolutely as-is, where is, with all faults that it may or may not have. Miles could differ slightly due to occasional use. Buyer is responsible for shipping, however, I will assist in any way I can, just ask me. Please absolutely no "zero" or "negative" feedback bidders (you must contact me prior to bidding). Non-paying bidders will be reported to eBay and collection agency. Inspections are welcomed and encouraged prior to placing a bid. This vehicle is also advertised locally. Seller reserves the right to end/cancel this auction at any time at sole discretion. Thank you and GOOD LUCK!


  1. I've never seen one of these in person, I didn't realize they sat that high. Definitely a unicorn, would get a lot of attention at a VW meet. Nice find.

    1. Kilgore -- yes, these things are crazy elevated, in fact I was going to make some observation about this thing being lifted 40 days after it was resurrected, but I thought that nobody would understand what I was prattling on usual.

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  3. Seller has been selling it for months now. Multiple no reserve auctions. Guessing he hasn't got his price. Definitely a unicorn though.

  4. Seller has been selling it for months now. Multiple no reserve auctions. Guessing he hasn't got his price. Definitely a unicorn though.

  5. From the ebay ad verbiage. "This car was built for the VW at its Austria plant, it features a rigid body on frame construction"

    Umm...sure looks like a unibody Golf from the pictures. Still a sweet car, unfortunately one you really wouldn't want to use as intended.


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