Golf GTIs are cool and all, but there's no topping the awesomely rare Country Syncro. Built after the concept version received high praise at Geneva in 1989, the Country Syncro features a raised ride height fender flares, steel bumpers, and of course, a unique four-wheel drive system.
Only 7735 Country Syncros were produced during its two-year production run, each fitted with a Steyr-Daimler-Puch AWD system that ran exclusively in front-wheel drive until wheel slip is detected, in which case up to 50 percent of the power from the 1.8-liter four-cylinder can be sent to the rear. Power gets from the engine to the drivetrain via a five-speed manual transmission.
Country Syncros also got fog lights, a rear-mounted spare tire, bigger tires, power steering, and a skidplate as standard. Inside, the Country features a unique fabric seat design and a dual-tone dash.
This particular example, , has only traveled 111,464 km (around 69,260 miles) since new. As such, it remains in near-perfect condition. The color, "Montana-Green Metallic," is complimented by a set of lovely "Country" mountain logos.
At 18,500 Euros (around $21,917), it's not cheap for an old Golf. But considering the rarity (and outright coolness) of the Country Syncro, we have a feeling you won't be disappointed.