Heroshot

1991 GMC Syclone

Pickup
Mecum Houston 2021
Thursday, 8 April - Saturday, 10 April 2021
$41,800
Sale Price
No
Reserve
10 April 2021
Sold Date
S58.1
Lot Number
#2
Unrestored original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. 1GDCT14ZXM8801105. Black over black cloth piped in red. 262/280hp turbocharged V-6, automatic, alloy wheels, power windows, air conditioning, factory cassette stereo.

Evaluation: Showing 19,824 believable miles, and they weren’t accumulated in quarter-mile increments. The paint shows mild age but no major flaws, and the plastic body pieces are all in remarkably good shape. The interior is similarly clean. Only the faded plastic mirrors betray this Syclone’s true age.

Bottom Line: Thanks to their famous Ferrari 348-beating turbocharged performance, the GMC Syclone and its Typhoon cousin have been on collectors’ radar for several years, and their values shot up before the wider surge in the vintage trucks and SUV market that we are in the middle of right now. Syclone/Typhoon prices plateaued in 2016 and have steadied since. The price on this one is quite strong (lower-mile examples have sold for less) but it isn’t outrageous.

by Andrew Newton
21 April 2021
A story about
Hagerty
Valuation Tools

See how much your car is worth.

Get current values, historical values, model history and more.

Comments

  • TheCarNextDoor says:

    These are great looking and great performing trucks. If a turbo GNX can demand top dollar, the then a Syclone or Typhoon should certainly be looked at as well.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More on this topic

Hagerty Insider Newsletter

Your weekly dose of auction reports, market analysis, and more.

Thank You!
Your request will be handled as soon as possible
Hagerty Insider Newsletter
Your weekly dose of auction reports, market analysis, and more.
Share
Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
N/A
Hagerty only assigns condition ratings to vehicles we can inspect in person or, for online listings, via high-quality photography.