57,272 Original Miles


Automatic Transmission
4.3L Vortec V6 Turbo
285 hp @ 4400 RPM*
360 lb/ft torque @ 3200 RPM*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 5.3 seconds
Top Speed: 125 MPH
*Base Price in 1992: $29,470


*Seller Asking:


Fast Facts:
  • The Typhoon is an AWD, turbocharged, and intercooled GMC Jimmy on steroids. Typhoons feature a modified Corvette 4L60 automatic transmission and a Borg Warner transfer case borrowed from the Chevrolet Astro van
  • This is a full body on frame SUV with over 67 cubic feet of luggage space that can go from 0-30 MPH faster than a Porsche 959 (1.4 seconds)
  • The Typhoon and Syclone twins share the same drivetrain and AWD setup – the Syclone is the pickup, and the Typhoon is the SUV. The Syclone came first, as it was a result of an experiment between Buick engineers trying to develop the “Grand National” of trucks based on the S10 (giving it the same Buick GN black paint, badges and so on). Other members of GM found out about this project, including Chevrolet. However, Chevy already had the 454 SS, and a sport truck didn’t exactly fit Buick’s image, so it was GMC who was given the green light to build the car
  • With the Grand National’s 3.8L V6 out of production, GMC engineers had to resort to the only viable V6 engine available – the 4.3L Vortec out of the S10. Modifications include turbo-specific pistons, individual port fuel injectors and throttle body from the Corvette’s L98, a Mitsubishi turbocharger pushing 14 psi of boost, and a Garrett liquid to air intercooler
  • The resulting engine was advertised @ 285hp/360tq, but people later realized that these numbers are a closer representation of the truck’s wheel horsepower rather than its crank horsepower. GM underrated these cars for multiple reasons, mainly to avoid having a turbo 6cyl making more power than its prized 300hp small block LT1 Corvette engine, which was under development at the same time
  • Having no problem putting power to the ground via AWD, the Syclone proved to be the fastest accelerating American production vehicle that any magazine had ever tested in the previous 10 years. The performance numbers of both trucks were much higher than expected, with the Syclone posting a 4.3 second 0-60 when pitted against a Ferrari 348 in a famous Car and Driver road test
Key Model Year Changes:
  • First year of the Typhoon, which was produced in 1992 and 1993
  • Differences between the two years are extremely minor, and mostly cosmetic. The ’93 models sit an inch lower than ’92 models


Seller Notes:
  • 57k original miles
  • A well preserved Southern car
  • Original paint
  • The interior shows minimal wear and is 100% in-tact
  • Zero rust anywhere on the car, even under the fender moldings
  • Call for more info


  • Location: Saint Charles, Illinois – (more photos below)
  • CONTACT SELLERUpdate: Seller’s Hemmings ad has been deleted (sold or removed from market)

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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability.
Mileage Disclaimer: NOC has not confirmed if the mileage stated by the seller is true and accurate. It is up to the buyer to verify these claims. Vehicle history reports, service records stating mileage, and even inspections of odometer tampering are recommended.

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