Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1993 GMC Typhoon
The GMC Typhoon is a high-performance SUV, produced from 1991 to 1993 by GMC. The Typhoon was based on the 1991 GMC Jimmy. During tests by Car and Driver, the Typhoon was capable of accelerating from 060 mph in 5.3 seconds, and could do a quarter-mile run in 14.1 seconds at 95 mph. Car and Driver compared the Typhoon's performance favorably to the Ferrari 348ts, Chevrolet Corvette, and Nissan 300ZX Turbo.
For consignment, a 1993 GMC Typhoon. Powered by 4.3 liters of V6 engine, with a TE-44 turbo and 3" downpipe help it along, as well as some Machtech Company from California mods to this mill and including Edelbrock shocks on all 4 corners. 1 of 1008 produced with black on black in 1993, this one is well preserved.
Looking much like a mild mannered GMC Jimmy save for the flared rocker add ons, and blackened windows and trimmings, the only thing giving it away was the Typhoon badging (replaced by 1992 style gray stickers). Otherwise it could be your soccer mom everyday driver retaining anonymous, going about its everyday business. Straight steel, all black nice paint, and tinted windows with even a roof rack keep up the secrecy. Darth Vader menacing indeed!
With enough black leather to cloak the entire entourage of the band Whitesnake, leather buckets present upfront, and a rear fold down bench with large cushy armrests are within a clean original interior. A nice gray dash is fronting the passengers, and save for some aftermarket "A" pillar mounted turbo boost and fuel pressure monitoring gauges, its stock GM build. Clean black carpeting floods the floors and a center console setup in between the buckets. An AM/FM/CD (CD Changer in the rear) is within the dash, and this truck has R134-A AC upgrade. A full array of factory gauges present themselves in front of the driver and are backed up by a Momo Steering wheel. An MSD boost controller hangs between the drivers knees and has 4 adjustment points on it. Opening the console lid, we find a toggle switch...electric exhaust cutouts to let the Typhoon roar.
The money shot off you will, within an all clean engine bay, with no corrosion, we see a 4.3 liter Turbo V6 mill. The dyno sheet provided with this Typhoon states it has 303 HP with 471ft/lbs torque. Fast Fuel Injection provides the injection and all ECM controls,a rebuilt 700R4 and upgraded 4-speed automatic is now strapped on to the back of the engine. On the rear is a 3.73 posi setup. A multitude of receipts are included to back up the rebuild of the engine and transmission. TRW forged pistons reside within the bores of the 4.3L V6 along with a Crower roller cam. The heads have been ported, polished, had a 3 angle valve job completed, and chromoly rocker studs and guide plates were installed. Billet aluminum 1.5 ratio roller rockers control the valves and a ARP head stud kit keeps all the boost where it belongs. A TE-44 turbo hangs on the side of the engine and feeds 16lbs of boost, along with an adjustable fuel pressure regulator, a high efficiency intercooler and an external high flow wastegate.
Just a slight bit of surface rust on the usual suspects, but an upgraded aluminum driveshaft, and otherwise clean and rust-free structure and underside. Power disc brakes with 6 piston calipers are on front, and power drums for the rear. A stainless-steel muffler system hangs underneath along with a high flow catalytic converter. Edelbrock shocks on all 4 corners dampen the ride.
With it's evil black stare I slipped inside and was impressed by the comfortable leather buckets. She fired right up and on the test track it performed above my expectations. It definitely opened my eyes, and woke me up when pressing the accelerator, as I did not expect that! Great acceleration, smooth cruise, bias free panic stopping, and firm positive shifting for the automatic. A/C was not ice cold, and radio turned on but no functions were working at the time of my test drive. Fun fun fun, a wolf in wolf's clothing if you will.
If you're ready to become one of the elite Typhoon owners and join the ranks of Clint Eastwood, John F. Kennedy Jr, and Bob Seger then head on down to the Classic Auto Mall and make this black storm your own. A rebuilt and upgraded engine, turbo system, transmission this black beauty is ready to rock and roll. As a side note, the towing capability of this truck is ZERO, the only thing it can haul is ASS!!!
8-Utility 2 Door
O-Lansing, MI Assy Plant
811233-Sequential Unit Number
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