Car Model: Chrome Edition

VW Golf Country (1992) – 94,400mls – 1 of 552 Chrome Editions

  • Description

    Based on the five-door Mk2 Golf, the LHD-only Golf Country was an official VW product although it wasn’t built in-house. Production was instead handed over to Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Austria, who took the regular all-wheel drive Golf Syncro and boosted ground clearance to 210mm by mounting the body on a separate ladder chassis. Skid plates were added underneath and the spare wheel was relocated externally to the boot lid area. The County ‘Chrome Edition’ featured here is one of only 558 produced, boasting extra equipment including chrome bull bars and side steps, an electric sliding Webasto sunroof, and more luxurious beige leather upholstery.

    EQUIPMENT

    Black paintwork, Beige leather upholstery, Chrome steel wheels, 5-Speed manual transmission, Syncro 4-wheel drive system, Heated driver’s seat, Electric Webasto sunroof, Chrome bull bars with headlight grilles, Chrome side and rear steps, Country decals, Syncro badging, Rear mounted spare wheel, Roof rails, Front fog lights, Additional driving lamps, Stainless steel exhaust, VW Gamma cassette radio, Mudflaps front and rear, Tailored overmats, First aid kit, Immobiliser.

    EXTERIOR

    Finished in glossy black this special edition Country looks marvelous beneath our studio lighting, the additional chrome accents really setting the paintwork off beautifully. Only 558 ‘Chrome Edition’ Countrys were produced making this particular example a very rare car indeed. Having just been treated to a full machine polish by our in-house detailer the paintwork retains a fantastic depth of shine with no swirl marks and only a handful of small blemishes to note on close inspection. The factory Webasto sunroof presents in excellent watertight condition, and the Country decals are nice and clear both sides. The chrome work also remains in very good order with no pitting although there are a few areas where the protective lacquer coating has started to peel. Not a concours example, but a well presented and very usable car in lovely original condition.

    INTERIOR

    The leather upholstery has worn well with little more than some expected bolster wear to the driver’s seat as evidence of the car’s 30 years of age. All too often pale interiors such as this end up being re-connolised so it’s nice to see that no previous repairs have been carried out here, the leather still feeling supple throughout. The beige door cards are also in great shape with no marking or discolouration, the steering wheel shows only minor signs of wear, and the dash is without any cracks or sun damage. The original leather gear knob has faded although the gaiter and handbrake lever still present well. In the footwells the carpets are protected by a set of tailored overmats, and at the rear of the car you’ll find an undamaged parcel shelf and first aid kit still present and correct in the tidy boot area.

  • Details
    Year: 1992
    Mileage: 94400 Miles
    PRICE: €26,995