Ah, how the mighty have fallen. The GMC Syclone and its partner-in-crime, the Typhoon, are typically purchased as collector cars, albeit ones that you can drive without too much concern about adding a few miles every year. Well, just like the weather, there are extremes that show you there are no rules in car collecting or tornados. This 1991 GMC Syclone here on craigslist in Florida is far from the over-waxed and rarely-driven status of many other of these high horsepower beasts, and it needs rescuing – now.
Obviously, the paint is a disaster. The rear fender flare and quarter panel treatment is missing. Center caps are long gone, and the first photo revealed a damaged front air dam and visible surface rust on the hood, roof and mirror stalks. This is an impressive amount of cosmetic degradation for a relatively late model vehicle, and it makes me wonder how it got this bad. The seller ominously refers to some minor rust “…behind brake booster on firewall” and then doesn’t post any pictures. It’s had some money thrown at it in the form of engine mods that enable the current owner to “….spank STI’s, EVO’s, and smoked a Murcielago Lamborghini off the hole until 80 mph.” Encouraging!
The only other picture provided is of the title, which is certainly one of the few upsides here. The Syclone was parked due to needing a new harness for the injectors, or possibly some new ignition components. The seller doesn’t know for certain which issue it is that caused this poor Syclone to go from spanking to sitting. It is clear, however, he’s a bit delusional with the price tag as $5K is a number typically assigned to running, driving Syclones that may be a bit cosmetically challenged. This example’s issues run deeper than just its tattered paint, but I hope a sensible deal is struck so it can be saved.