GMC Typhoon: SUVs Can’t Go Much Faster for $23,000

Teal doesn’t normally lend itself well to performance cars, much less performance anything. But paint it on the ‘90s legend that was the GMC Typhoon and you have yourself a lean, mean, teal sports-car-eating machine.  It’s getting harder and harder to find well-kept and low-mileage ‘90s classics, a grievance most collectors would echo, but in the past few months a smattering of highly original Typhoons have breezed in. This latest example – a ’92 with a claimed 34,000 original miles – looks to be one of the best. RELATED: Take a Closer Look at the Legendary 1992 GMC Typhoon The Typhoon is the SUV spawn of GMC’s hardcore 1991 Syclone pickup, based on the Jimmy rather than Sonoma. Referred to as the ‘SyTy’ twins, these utes are instantly recognizable for their aggressive styling and notorious for their performance. Under the hood, the Typhoon and Syclone pack a turbocharged and intercooled Vortec 4.3-liter V6 paired to a four-speed automatic and Borg Warner torque-splitting all-wheel-drive system. The setup produced 280 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, which could shift the SyTy’s masses from zero to 60 mph in less than five and a half seconds and through the quarter mile in 14.1. That wasn’t just quick for an SUV or pickup, it was performance car quick. There was a trade off between the two however – the lighter weight Syclone was a teeny bit faster, but the Typhoon was arguably more practical and could accept two more friends in the back seat. In its day, the Typhoon stood tall at $29,470 – quite a sizable ask in ’92 – and though black is the most menacing, teal is indeed rare. RELATED: Shelby Turned the Ford Raptor into a 700HP Baja Monster Of the 4,697 Typhoons that rolled off GMC’s production line in 1992 and 1993, only 132 came dressed in the blue hue (only offered in ’92). This Typhoon was one of them. It's said to have been cosmetically touched up with a claimed 34,000 original miles on the odometer… and it’s certainly got some life to live. RELATED: Get Up Close and Personal with the 1991 GMC Syclone ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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