1990 Volkswagen Golf Syncro Country

Sep 18, 2018

Category: Rides

If ever there was a car that best embodied the idea of a “hot hatch,” it’s the VW Golf. Though, while the brand has been building all-wheel-drive versions pretty much since its inception, they were never quite well-equipped for anything more than light off-roading (the kind you might find on a groomed rally car track). There was one exception, however — a limited-run car that came out in 1990 called the Golf Syncro Country.

What made this particular vehicle an interesting buy is the AWD system, which — under normal conditions — sends power only to the front wheels. However, when wheel-slip was detected, it would automatically send up to 50% of the 1.8L four-cylinder engine’s power to the rear axle, making this a remarkably capable off-roading machine. It also got a lifted suspension, tube bumpers on the front and rear (including the swing-out tire mount), flared fenders, and more. It wasn’t the quickest thing on the road, but this retro hatchback is a lot of fun for anyone who can appreciate its strangeness. It’s priced at just under $22,000.

Purchase: $22,000

More From Rides

Christopher Cloos' Pampelonne Bourbon Glasses Are The Perfect Summer Style

A classic design that'll keep you looking great in the warmer months.

Posted By Chris West

Partner
Featured Image

These Custom SEMA Ford SUVs Are Ready To Take On The Great Outdoors

From the trail to the blacktop, the fabled U.S. manufacturer has you covered.

Posted By

Oct 18, 2019

Featured Image

Brekr’s eBike Goes An Extra 100 Miles With An Expandable Battery

Seek cycle with a swappable battery for longer rides.

Posted By

Oct 18, 2019

Featured Image

Emory’s 205HP Porsche Speedster Is A Classic Open-Air Masterpiece

An insanely beautiful restomod drop-top automotive icon.

Posted By

Oct 17, 2019

Featured Image

This Yard-Built ‘Chimera’ XSR900 Custom Motorcycle Is Yamaha-Approved

A meticulously-built bike made to conform to "absolute perfection."

Posted By

Oct 17, 2019

Featured Image

Overfinch Brings Its Limited-Edition Velocity Range Rover To America

Introducing consumers to one of England's most lauded luxury SUVs.

Posted By

Oct 16, 2019