1,889 Actual Miles One Owner 1991 GMC Syclone Turbo V6 survivor

survivor 1,889 Actual Miles One Owner Syclone 4.3L LB4 Turbo V6 4L60E 4 Speed Auto AWD

For many years, the phrase high performance truck was an oxymoron. Sure, there were trucks which gave the impression they could serve up big performance when it came to off-road excursions, heavy duty towing, or brawny load-carrying capacity, but when the term “high performance” was used to refer to acceleration, handling or braking, trucks were the antithesis those skill sets.

But in 1991, someone at General Motors who was thinking waaayyyyy outside the box, decided to float this idea past the GM product planners. How about a GMC Sonoma-class pickup with a turbocharged and intercooled 4.3-liter V6 making close to 300 horsepower, full-time all-wheel-drive, a snarky set of lower body moldings or cladding, and a cool name?

Say “Hello” to the 1991 GMC Syclone. General Motors built 2,995 examples of the GMC Syclone for 1991. Production was set to continue for 1992 alongside the related GMC Jimmy-based Typhoon with an expanded color palette that included unheard of colors like white and red, but the plug was pulled at the last minute for really no good reason.