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Year: 1991
Make: GMC
Model: Syclone #839
Ext.Color: Midnight Black
Int.Color: Black cloth
w/ Red accents
Mileage: 31,650 original
Trans Type: Auto
Hallmarks:
Excellent condition inside and out that represents the low original mileage, #839 of 2,995 built.  Fastest vehicle in the world 0-60 and 1/4 mile in 1991 and still very competitive today.  Full time AWD, 4.3L turbo V6 in a lightweight package.  This truck has never been in the rain and these are becoming harder to find with this mileage.  Recent service by the GMC dealer.
Warranty:
Available
Keys-Remotes:
4 keys - 2 remotes
Books-Manuals:
Yes
Price: $35,500.00 / best offer








 








*Click on the above thumbnails to view full screen photographs of this automobile.  More photos available upon request.


Additional Details:

(VIN: 1GDCT14Z6M8800839) midnight black / black cloth seats with red seat piping, 31,650 miles, 4-spd. auto trans., the

fastest production vehicle in the world in 1991 and still faster than a lot of cars made today.  0-60 was timed at 4.3 sec.

but most auto magazine tests saw 3.9 sec.  Factory LLB4 4.3L turbo V6 with intercooler, full-time AWD, GM 700R4

Corvette trans., only built in 1991 and is #839 of 2,995 built.  This example is original mileage, has no accident history &

I haven’t found any paintwork.  It has also never been in the rain.  I have had it serviced at the local GMC dealer - ABS

brakes work as does the a/c, has no oil leaks and everything functions as designed - tires have less than 500 miles

on them.  I have owned this truck (my 3rd Syclone) since 07/15/2014 … it has nothing wrong with it and I love the truck,

but I just don't use it enough.  Have lots of photos, original sales brochures, original sale documents and progression

of ownership documentation.  Clean CarFax report, all services and recalls performed, never smoked in, extremely nice

inside and out with tons of eye appeal - still smells new!, new MSRP of approx. $26,215.00.



Optional equip. includes: 
Magnaflow cat-back performance exhaust and muffler, Viper keyless entry & alarm, red

leather bound Lloyd custom floor mats, window tint, "Syclone" windshield banner, 2 factory bed covers.



Tires:  BF Goodrich g-Force T/A  (245/45-16f & 245/45-16)

Tread Measurements: DF: 9.5/32, PF: 9.5/32, DR: 9.5/32, PR: 9.5/32 (10/32 is new tire tread depth).



Ownership Timeline:

03/08/1991 - vehicle built by GM.
03/12/1991 - vehicle delivered to Superior Pontiac GMC dealership in Kingsport, TN

07/15/1992 - purchased by first owner, Omer Gene Lawson, in Kingsport, TN and registered in Kingsport, TN - 88 miles
                       (salesperson was Earl D. Ham)
10/30/1998 - original owner passed away and vehicle was sold to 2nd owner, Dr. Albert E. Gardner of Stuart, FL,
                             through FL dealer David Martino of Ft. Lauderdale, FL - 3,500 miles
12/03/2007 - vehicle sold / traded by 2nd owner to D&G Affordable Auto - 29,224 miles
01-03/2007 - vehicle sold / traded to Motorama of Monroe, NC - mileage not reported
04/11/2008 - vehicle purchased by 3rd owner, Maynard Troyer of Sarasota, FL - 29,576 miles
06/03/2014 - vehicle purchased by 4th owner, Paul H. Sevene of Rochester, NY - approx. 30,000 miles
                       (purchased as a gift for his wife and she didn’t like it)
07/22/2014 - purchased by 5th owner, Brian E. Buxton of Evansville, IN - 30,449 miles
                       (registered in company Buxton Motorsports, Inc.)
03/2019 - vehicle offered for sale by Buxton Motorsports, Inc. in Evansville, IN - 31,600 miles



History of service:

05/28/1991 - replaced PROM unit to fix surge at cold idle, by Superior Pontiac GMC - 8 miles
05/08/2008 - 4-wheel alignment performed @ 29,653 miles
07/21/2014 - pre-purchase inspection performed, engine oil & filter changed @ 30,499 miles
08/02/2014 - mount and balance new set of BF Goodrich tires
08/02/2014 - install Magnaflow exhaust and muffler @ 30,500 miles
06/30/2015 - new Interstate battery installed
07/22/2015 - repair ABS fault, brake fluid flush and replacement, engine oil & filter changed @ approx. 30,850 miles
08/07/2017 - maintenance inspection completed, engine oil & filter changed, a/c system evacuated & recharged
                            and checked for leaks @ 31,267 miles

06/20/2019 - maintenance inspection completed, engine oil & filter changed, a/c system evacuated & recharged
                            and checked for leaks @ 31,585 miles



ECM:  101679
Prop Shaft:  101083
Engine:  W910140010
Transmission:  MY06585446
Transfer Case:  C006376
Engine Sequence:  881




General Information:  At the time it was introduced, the Syclone was the quickest stock pickup truck being produced in the world. Auto magazines compared its acceleration favorably to a variety of sports cars including the Corvette and - in a memorable comparison test in Car and Driver magazine - a Ferrari.  It features a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, all wheel drive and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes.

Both the Syclone and Typhoon trucks feature a Mitsubishi TD06-17C 8 turbocharger and Garrett water/air intercooler attached to a 4.3 L LB4 V6 engine with unique pistons, main caps, head gaskets, intake manifolds, fuel system, exhaust manifolds, and a 48mm twin bore throttle body from the 5.7 L GM Small-Block engine.  All Syclones and Typhoons had a GM 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission.  A Borg Warner all wheel drive transfer case splits torque with 35% forward and 65% to the rear wheels.  Both trucks featured sport modifications to the standard suspensions.  The Syclone was the first production truck to receive a 4-wheel anti-lock braking system.  With this engine, the Syclone produces 280 hp and 350 lb⋅ft of torque.   The Syclone, when new, was capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and could do a quarter-mile run in 13.4 seconds at 98 mph according to Car & Driver's comparison test.

In 1991 Syclones were available in black only.  1992 models were to be offered in a wider range of colors before they were canceled.  2,995 Syclones were built in 1991, and 3 in 1992.  113 (estimated 31 returned) were reported as Export Sales including a subset now referred to as the Saudi Syclones — a small number were delivered to Saudi Arabia and modified with a metric dash cluster, leaded fuel chip, and a resonator in place of the catalytic converter.

The Syclone, Typhoon, and Sonoma GT were built for GMC by Production Automotive Services of Troy, Michigan and sold through dealerships.

The Syclone and Typhoon's gauge cluster is the one used in the Pontiac Sunbird Turbo, which was discontinued in 1990, one year before the Syclone was introduced.

In 2009, a poor-condition GMC Syclone was scrapped under the Car Allowance Rebate System, despite being highly collectible, although it was saved by a group of auto enthusiasts.



Truck Rewind: 1991 GMC Syclone Turbo AWD:
Nathan Adlen -May 12, 2018  for TheFastLaneTruck.com


In 1991, GM built 2,995 GMC Syclone trucks. According to several sources, it could run 0-60 mph in (between) 4.6 seconds and 5.3-seconds and finish the quarter-mile run in (well) under 14 seconds. Available only in black (for 1991), it was, and still is, one of the fastest pickup trucks ever sold. Back in 1991, it was the quickest production car or truck on the market. Even by today’s standards, it can hold its own against the quickest trucks out there.

The recipe for the 1991 GMC Syclone was simple: take a small lightweight pickup truck and cram a 280 horsepower, 4.3-liter turbocharged V6 that made 350 lb-ft of torque (big numbers at the time). The 4.3-liter V6 was connected to a Mitsubishi TD06-17C 8 turbocharger under the hood. EPA ratings were 17 mpg city and 19 mpg highway.

The only transmission available was a 4-speed 4L60 (700R4) automatic. At the time, it was one of the few transmissions that GM had in its inventory that worked with this unique setup. The all-wheel drive (AWD) transfer case was a Borg Warner which divided torque 35% to the front wheels and 65% to the rear.

The 1991 GMC Syclone was one of the first production truck to come equipped with 4-wheel anti-lock brakes. It had front discs and rear drums.

Handling was considered, for a truck, to be excellent. Many owners still auto-cross the GMC Syclone and its SUV brother, the GMC Typhoon. While this was supposed to be a limited run for the GMC Syclone, its poor sales numbers forced GM to stop production in 1992 after only a few more were built.

This is still a truck and, as such, it has some utility. There is a six-foot bed, but the payload capacity is only rated at 500-lbs. Towing with a vehicle like this is not recommended; however, if it must be done, the 1991 GMC Syclone can tow up to 2,000 lbs.

With prices starting at $25,500, this was an expensive vehicle for the time, but considerably cheaper than any vehicle that can match its performance. Today, the 1991 GMC Syclone is starting to be considered a collector item and its price reflects it. Clean, well cared for examples are pricing from about $30,000 up to nearly $50,000.


Videos on the Syclone:

The 1991 GMC Syclone Was Perfectly Impractical - Road & Track

1991 GMC Syclone Pickup Truck - Jay Leno's Garage



Picks:  The paint & body on this Syclone are exceptionally nice and reflect the low original mileage with no real faults

to mention, obviously garaged its entire life and never off road, the underbody is extremely clean, the body has no

dents / dings or flaws and the paint is like-new.  The interior carpeting is extremely clean and the dash and glass

show no damage or cracking.  All of the controls show no wear or scratching from fingernails or oils from fingers

All recalls and services are up to date - the rims are unmarked and the tires have new tread depth.  There is a touched

up knick on the hood and I was planning to have the rims refinished to make them as crisp as the rest of the vehicle.

Overall this Syclone is about as nice as a pre-owned vehicle comes.  Nothing else to reasonably fault, the full set of

photos shows the condition, so please request and review them.




Numerical Condition Evaluation:
(1 denotes Very Poor / Item needs replacement, 10 denotes Excellent / Showroom New)

PAINT:  9.5
BODY:  10
CONV. TOP:  N/A
RIMS:  9
TIRES:  9.5
WINDSHIELD / GLASS:  9.5
LEATHER:  9
INT. CARPETING:  9.5
SERVICE RECORDS / OWNERSHIP HISTORY:  8.5




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