1991 GMC Syclone
The GMC Syclone is a high-performance version of the GMC Sonoma
pickup truck. Produced in 1991 by GMC along with Production
Automotive Services (PAS) - the same company credited with building
the famed 1989 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am, the GMC Syclone was the
quickest production truck to be produced in 1991. Following the
Syclone's production, the similarly powered 1992-1993 GMC Typhoon
SUV was based on the GMC Jimmy platform.
There is an impending storm in our hallowed halls here at Classic
Auto Mall in that we have a super low mileage, (7,442 actual),
example off the low production from 1991 GMC Syclone. It's in
beautiful condition, it's fast and it will blow away any
competition you can throw at it! Found in a purchased storage unit
in Maryland, our consigner gave it a bath, got it titled, and did a
full once over for the mechanicals.
Sporting a few extra fairings on all 4 corners this menacing truck
is draped in all black. Gaps are well minded, and all steel is rust
free and straight just like it dropped off the line at the factory.
From front to back is has a very "aero" look with integrated
bumpers also in black, and extra moldings at the bottom. Red
badging is tastefully gracing various panels and adds to the
mystique of speed. The bed is covered with a snap on black vinyl
topper, and this covers a bed that is in full metal jacket and
looks like it never hauled anything! On all 4 corners are
Cyclone-esque wheels wrapped in like new rubber dated from 1990, so
they are original tires from the factory. My knee is hurting so
there must be a low-pressure system forming and it will strike when
the accelerator is pushed.
A swing of the doors and more factory/showroom condition piles
cover the doors. It makes use of satin aluminum for the actuator
and power window/lock panel, has intermittent panels of black
carpeting which have red piping as the delineation, and then molded
gray and black plastic to complete the armrest and storage tray at
the bottoms. Seating is pristine black broadcloth with more red
piping accenting the front buckets, in high back form with
integrated headrests embroidered with red Cyclone badges. A central
console races through these buckets and heads towards the dash,
housing a glovebox and the shifter on the way. As for the dash,
it's the early 90's so we are still in the square and rectangle
genre and this dash is a fine, a very clean example of that design.
Behind the original steering wheel is a gaggle of round
instrumentation with colorful graphics in a black field. To drivers
right is the AM/FM/Cassette radio and temp sliders. Black carpeting
floods the floors and the headliner is excellent above in
A lift of the hood and we see the money shot, in the form of a well
preserved non corroded surfaced 4.3 liter Turbocharged V6. This
mill is fed by EFI and has a 4L60E 4-speed automatic on the back.
This throws all that turbo power rearward to a 10-bolt 3.42
positraction rear axle. All looking low mileage and showroom under
Save for a slight bit of spotty surface rust from sitting all the
time, we are solid underneath. Consignor has put a new fuel tank on
and cleaned the fuel lines out. Rockers are near perfect not even
showing any road dirt. Power disc brakes cover the front and power
drums for the back. Independent coil sprung front suspension, and
leaf springs keep the rubber to the road on this impending
She fired right up and seemed to run very rough even after a warm
up. It did get around the test track well with good handling and
bias free panic stopping, however we could not realize its full
potential due to the rough idle and miss we experienced.
Imagine buying a storage unit and finding this piece within it!
Yup, that's the story and now for sale to you in low mileage form
and not unlike other famous big storms, this one will need a name.
Go ahead make my day!
C-4001 To 5000 GVWR
T-Small Conventional Cab 4X4
Z-4.3L V6 Turbo 280hp
8-Shreveport, LA Assy Plant
800820-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.