We're not familiar with the "Baja 4000" but it seems to be a charity race that had its inaugural running back in January. This 1991 Golf Country apparently served duty as the official pace car and its engine bay is dirty enough to make us believe that it saw some action in the sand.
Things are pretty rough all around but we're intrigued by the possibility of picking up one of these rare Syncro Golfs at a reasonable price. We recently saw a "chrome" version of one of these sell for a non-astronomical price so maybe, now that 25 years have elapsed, these will see a rapid reduction in price like the E30 wagons did in the US.
The seller says that there is "minimal rusting on the bottom" but there's no real specification as to the bottom of what. We've never seen much trouble rust-wise on the undercarriage of these VW's so we're assuming he's talking about the doors but some investigation is needed.
The car has what looks to be a wrap on it so one of the first orders of business will be to strip that off and assess the state of things. The car looks to have or favorite 90's teal paint that we would hope is salvageable.
The seller calls out a need for new tires, rear shocks, and a muffler. We'd probably buy 5 steel wheels and matching BFG KO2's so we don't mind the need for new rubber. All new shocks and brakes would be a good reset at that time too.
Inside things look like they have seen 200,000 hard miles spanning from Austria to Baja. From the few blurry photos, all of the auxiliary lighting seems to be wired neatly which is a good sign.
The seller claims that this car is in "mechanically perfect" shape, and we would think that some sorting would have been done if this car really ran 4,000 miles up and down the West Coast. We'll be keeping an eye on this one while we wonder if it would be possible to own every VW Syncro vehicle ever made.
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