It's hard to find a better collector car from the 1990s than the GMC Typhoon, and they don't get more collector-grade than this example from their final year, 1993. After all, with all the aggressive bodywork so well-preserved on this low-mileage performance SUV, you might never find such a factory-fresh example at such an affordable price.
GMC perfectly tapped into the premium/sporty/custom SUV world that would be popular before the end of the decade. This example has a great monotone look with the bumpers, grille, and aggressive body kit finished in Frost White. And this is more than just the factory-correct color. It's the original paint that has been babied since day one. So even nearly a quarter-century later, and this one still can deliver a showroom-level of shine. Complementing the white paint is all the blacked-out trim and tinted windows to give it a sophisticated appearance on this American performance machine – sort of like James Bond meets GI Joe. And those factory alloys are like beefier versions of the Corvette's buzzsaw wheels. So while the low production numbers already make this one desirable (less than 550 produced in this color for its final year), it's this high level of preserved style that makes it irresistible.
Inside are more great touches that turn this SUV into a sports car. Bucket seats, center console, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are exactly what you want in a performance machine. And best of all, this Typhoon is both loaded and nicely preserved. The black leather front seats power adjust to the perfect driving position, and averaging less than 2,000 miles annual means there has been little time to give them any wear. Everything is within easy reach, including the air conditioning controls, power windows, power locks, tilt wheel, cruise control, and factory AM/FM stereo CD changer. There's even a factory overhead center console with lighting, storage, and digital trip computer. And since this modern classic is in the perfect condition to show off at car shows, the split rear end makes this your perfect tailgating buddy.
What makes the Typhoon a true classic is under the hood. The 4.3-liter motor in the Blazer/Jimmy was upgraded to supercar status thanks to a Mitsubishi turbocharger and Garrett intercooler. These were specialty low-number vehicles delivered directly to the dealer, and so it's great to have the original V6 and original packaging in such great condition on this example. Turning a beefy SUV into a muscle machine required more than just boosting the motor. This fuel-injected power plant was also fortified to handle the extra power. Plus, the Borg Warner all-wheel drive transfer case has a rear weight bias to give the perfect balance between performance driving and superior grip. That same balance is found in the four-speed automatic transmission that can downshift for power and then return to overdrive cruising comfort. Add in power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, performance tires, and an upgraded suspension, and this is the SUV with all the right moves to take on the streets.
Complete with owner's manual and maintenance records, this is an exceptionally well-preserved example of one of the best new classics around. That's why you know you can enjoy it today and watch the admiration grow into tomorrow. And at a price like this, you're going to need to hurry if you want this in your garage. Call now!