1991 Volkswagen Golf Country WVWZZZ1GZMW566075 w/132,350 miles (~214k km).
This is the Syncro / 4WD off-road Golf engineered by Steyr Puch and assembled at their factory in Graz Austria. Equipped with a reinforced chassis and subframe housing the Syncro 4WD system resulting in a 4.72-inch lift. Lower final-drive ratios to suit the larger tires and intended use.
Engine and driveline – 1.8 liter 4-cylinder petrol – shared with most Mk2 Golf. Transmission / brakes / steering all feel like they should.
Exterior the Country features front bull-bar; heavy-duty bumper front and rear; swing-away tire-carrier; rear steps integrated into the bumper; special graphics. Extra lighting and Ronal wheels.
Paint and graphics are in very good shape however roof has a couple areas with clear-coat loss.
Interior features white leatherette; power front-windows; VW branded AM/FM/Cassette; power antenna. Very clean with excellent dash and carpets. Driver’s seat has wear consistent with mileage and one patch in the lower bolster. Front front door-panels have some flaws in the white finish.
Neat piece of history from Steyr Daimlier Puch. Joining an illustrious list of quirky off-road vehicles – Steyr Puch Haflinger & Pinzgauer; VW Iltis & Vanagon Syncro; Fiat Panda 4×4.