• Dec 24, 2010
eBay Find of the Day: 1991 GMC Marlboro Syclone – Click above for image gallery

In 1991, General Motors decided it wanted to build a truck not for utility but for speed. The GMC Syclone, with its 4.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine and all-wheel-drive setup, became the fastest truck on the planet and was able to shock many sportscars and exotics of its time. Ferrari 348ts? The Syclone was quicker down the quarter-mile dragstrip. Porsche 911 Turbo? The GMC bullet train was quicker to 60 miles per hour.

Production of the Syclone lasted one full year and 2,995 examples were produced. Three did come off the line for the 1992 model year, but good luck finding one of those. During its production run, there were two special-edition trucks produced by third parties; an Indy Syclone and the Marlboro Syclone.

Finding an example of either is quite rare, seeing as how just three Indy and 10 Marlboro examples were produced. That doesn't mean you'll never see one, however, as there's a 1991 GMC Marlboro Syclone is sitting on eBay Motors waiting for a new home.

In 1992, Marlboro Racing held a contest and 10 winners were chosen and given the keys to a special-edition Syclone. The trucks were sent to Shinoda Design after getting a haircut from American Sunroof Corporation (the t-top roof panels are removable and easily stored in the bed). The custom wheels were designed by Boyd Coddington. The Hot Lick Red paint was devised by PPG and the side graphics were created by Graphik Concepts. Inside, the Marlboro Syclone features a Simpson five-point harness belt setup draped over Recaro seats, a custom Momo steering wheel and a Sony head unit. This particular Syclone is also chipped, dropped and has a Borla exhaust system. Better yet, it shows just 976 miles on the odometer.

Needless to say, this is a very rare, very fast truck. It currently stands with four bids at $26,300 and an unmet reserve. Head on over to eBay Motors and check out this red rocketship.



[Sources: eBay Motors, SyTy.org]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey, I have one of those right now! exciting to it on the ebay find of the day.
      mine has 60,000 miles though. I drive it about twice a week.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Do you have a regular Syclone or a Marlboro one?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I had one of those many moons ago (just a regular back one), that was one mean little sumbitch. They were alot of fun till they started giving you trouble, then they nicked-and-dimed you to freakin death - although to be fair, mine had 112K on it when I sold it in '98 (yes, I actually DROVE mine).
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's about 10 miles from me! I should go check it out.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Brings back memories, what a sweet truck. Funny how I remember them having such large wide wheels and tires... now those look tiny!
      • 4 Years Ago
      976 miles. What a waste. Drive your vehicles!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I bet most/all of them were at the drag strip. 976x4=as many of 3904 passes down the strip.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's very weird to suddenly see a Tobacco Company advertising in BIG letters again...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yea i got a white typhoon and use it as a daily driver. Lots of fun...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have always wanted a syclone or typhoon. I don't like this one. It looks so old. It must be the graphix package.
      • 4 Years Ago
      One of the best American vehicle from the 1990's.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Slo news day. This should be on BAT.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Its Christmas Eve. AND Friday. AND a blog. Oye.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Guessing a few of these trucks have blown you off then line, eh?
        • 4 Years Ago
        While there is a small, relatively unknown holiday going on...

        Also, we post eBay finds ALL THE TIME. If you don't want to read about this on AB, then don't click the link.

      • 4 Years Ago
      That thing is SMOKIN'!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This was an interesting truck back when it was made, as was the Typhoon SUV. GMC should do more one-offs like that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        With the new Terrain chassis, a Typhoon II is very possible!
        • 4 Years Ago
        They are my favorite trucks of the time period and arguably should have had a follow up made from the GMC canyon. It wouldn't be for practicality but more of a fun halo vehicle and as long as limited numbers would probably sell well. They could stick a LS7 in them or maybe make a turbo 3.6l
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