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    Thread: FS:1991 Golf Country Syncro (coming soon, to a country near you).

    1. Member vr6 3.0's Avatar
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      04-26-2012 07:38 AM #1
      For sale is a 1991 Golf Country Syncro

      Price: $11,500

      First of all about this sale: The car is in the process of being imported, however is currently still in Japan. I, as the seller, assume all responsibility for importing the car and making it legal. This will be up to me, and whoever buys the car will be buying a street legal, licensed car in America. I work for a dealer in Japan who imports cars from America to Japan. Recently we have been talking about trying to start going the other direction. At my suggestion we got this Golf Country, and are sending it over as a "test car" to gauge feasibility etc. I am not some tourist over here for a brief stay claiming to bring a rare car back to make internet friends.

      That being said lets get to the details

      1991 Golf Coutry
      I bought the car from a long time customer of ours who was the second owner. He bought it from a nother dealer who had accepted it as a trade in from the origial owner.

      Engine:
      1.8l 8v with 131,459 km/ 81,684 original miles

      Transmission:
      OEM 5-speed syncro with ~1,000km / 621 miles on it. before I bought it we had put in a brand new transmission. We were lucky enough to be able to source one for $7,000 from Germany as there were none in Japan, and we were told there was only 1 at the dealer we bought it from in Germany.

      Wheels/ Suspension/ Brakes:
      Still has the original set of 5 Speedlines. 15x6 et 35. Tires are 195/65R15 Firestone FR10`s which still have good life on them. The spare has never been used. The wheels were repainted gunmetal about 1.5 years ago.
      Suspension is all original as are the brakes. Front are 2-pot and rears are drum.
      The car is fitted with all the original Country Golf suspention and sway bars, as well as full underbody subframe.

      Interior:
      The have to say the interior is really nice and full of cool subtle 90`s style touches.
      Everything is original and in very good shape. The only non original items are the navi/dvd player which will be removed before export (cant use a Japanese Navi in america anyway) and the sparco pedals which add a nice touch, but can be easily removed if so desired. The current DVD/ Navi I will add was installed in such a way as to not harm any of the original dash/ bezel area and will be taken out without harming anything.
      The seats are in very good shape and have syncro embroidered in all four headrests (one of the subtle touches I like). The outer lower drivers side bolster is slightly worn in a quarter sized spot, but other than that everything is great. The rear seats have rarely been sat in. One of the plastic covers for the speaker in the door is cracked a bit but no pieces are missing and could be glued back together if it bothered the next owner enough. Still have the front and back original floor mats. The trunk is very nice as well. Everything is still nplace from the shelf to the original Bilstein jack and tool set.
      Automatic front windows work amazingly as does the rear windshield defrost, heat, A/C etc. The rear windows are crank. Manybe this is normal but being a mk1 guy myself I was pretty impressed!

      Exterior:
      The exterior is also in very good shape. The car received a full "windows out" color coded respray 1.5 years ago (same time as the tires) and is still in great shape. At this time the fender flares, bumpers, and molding strips were smooted and painted the same gunmetal as the wheels. Being that Japanese roads are much narower than American roads there were some scuffs on the fenders so they, along with the bumpers, molding strips, front roll bar, rear bar holding the tire, skid plate, and mirrors have all been removed and are being repainted to match the body color. There is no rust on this car! The rear windows are tinted with film and can be removed easily if so desired. The car has four Bosch rally lights which are wired into an original switch in the dash. The one thing that doesnt work is the electronic antenna wont come up when you push the button for it on the dash, havent figured out why not yet.

      Overall I am very happy with the car. I have driven it around and it is definitely different and fun to drive. there are a few issues I want to address however. Keep in mind the car is at our dealer now, and some if not all these issues will be repaired before the car is exported. The muffler should be replaced. It has a hole in it and is pretty loud. but very likely will be replaced in short order. Most if not all the rubber axle boots are torn and should be replaced. The rear drivers side drum break leaks fluid slowly and should probably be rebuilt. Lastly the engine/ bay in general isnt very clean and a bit oily. I plan to thouroughly clean everything and find out if there is an issue and have it taken care of before exporting. I will update with these things as I am able.

      The ship across the ocean takes 2 week, and this is the main reason I am starting the post now. Our hope is to have a buyer by the time the car has reached america to cut down on time between it being legalized and sold. Please direct any questions to me here or you can email me at Isaac@88house.net.

      Here are some pics from when I picked it up about 2 months ago. It was a bit dirty but hey, its a country golf right





































































































      Thanks for checking it out! Let me know if you want pictures of anything that wasnt covered above and I`ll snap some.

      Isaac

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      04-26-2012 01:56 PM #2
      Wow! What a great example of a Country! GLWS If I had the cash right now, you would already be shipping it!
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      This place is going to hell on a Thule roof rack.

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      04-26-2012 02:56 PM #3
      Nice nice man who ever gets it will be a lucky person good luck

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      04-27-2012 09:12 AM #4
      nice

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      05-02-2012 02:57 AM #5
      Thanks TTT!

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      05-02-2012 09:14 AM #6
      nice car, real beast

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      05-02-2012 02:01 PM #7
      Can you post a few more pics so we can get an idea if it is a nice car or not?

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      05-06-2012 10:11 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by yakko TDI View Post
      Can you post a few more pics so we can get an idea if it is a nice car or not?
      in general I am a sarcastic person so I read this with a sarcastic note I am afraid. If you do indeed want more pics please reiterate and I will happily ablige.

      Isaac

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      05-09-2012 03:43 PM #9
      adding nothing material to the thread, and basically a free bump, but i think these are so friggin' cool!! and it would be perfect to the snowy winters we get in canada sometimes!! i wish i wasn't up to my eyeballs with university debt.

      GLWS

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      05-09-2012 04:17 PM #10
      Awesome car! Reminds me of an old pathfinder with the slant of the rear hatch with the spare on it. glws

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      05-10-2012 05:39 PM #11
      I'm buying this. I am already dead set on it. I just need to come up with the $12K first, either through robbing a bank or working my ass off (hopefully the latter) but this will be mine.

      Beautiful car
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      05-11-2012 04:04 PM #12
      saw this on Germancarsforsaleblog.com last week.. can a Vr6 be dropped in this?
      German auto junkie... Bug's 67' 69' 70', 71' Mercedes 280, 78' Rabbit, 84' Quattro 4k, 92' GLi, 12' Jetta se & 12' Passat se ...

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      05-11-2012 06:47 PM #13
      I didn't post it there, mayb someone copied the link or it's another golf country? People have made synchro vr6 cars I know for sure so it can be done. The mk2 vr6 swap is kinda like the 16v mk1 swap these days, so should be tons of info out there on it.

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      05-11-2012 06:49 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Volkswageneer1990 View Post
      I'm buying this. I am already dead set on it. I just need to come up with the $12K first, either through robbing a bank or working my ass off (hopefully the latter) but this will be mine.

      Beautiful car
      Let me know when you do come up with the money

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      05-22-2012 02:29 AM #15
      All emails have been replied to, thanks for the interest guys, lets get this sold

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      07-20-2012 09:06 PM #16
      Im just curious, how can you import a car less than 25 y/o in USA ?

      Nice car.. I own one too, got it from Germany.. these things are getting rare..


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      07-21-2012 06:24 AM #17
      It's pretty complicated and you need to go through a Registered Importer. There are list of them online if you search. But it is possible to bring a car newer than 26 years into America. I assume you bought yours from someone who imported it or live in Canada? Thanks for the bump, but due to no real interest the car is being sold in Japan.

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      07-21-2012 07:31 AM #18
      Well, I live in Canada, and I imported the car by myself, a lot of papers works, but it was well
      worth.

      PM sent

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      07-27-2012 08:38 AM #19
      Why does it have power front windows and manual rear?

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    21. 10-20-2012 07:10 PM #21
      so whats the deal with this car? where is it?

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