No truck enthusiast’s garage is quite complete without a poster of one of these on the wall: the 1991 GMC Syclone.
The Syclone was a (very limited) high performance pickup truck made out of a ho-hum GMC Sonoma. Power came from a turbocharged 4.3 liter V6, in a quantity around 280 horses. At just over 4 seconds to 60 mph, it was the quickest pickup truck in the world at the time of its release, and only around 3,000 were produced. Car and Driver even once entered the truck into a comparison test with a Ferrari 348.
So this truck practically sells itself. In fact, there will be one “selling itself” at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida this January. It might be the only time you have the chance to buy such a mint example. This 1991 GMC Syclone is all-original, black-on-black, with only 7,400 miles on the odometer. Highlights include all-wheel drive, a console-shift automatic transmission, and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes.
Oh, and about the best acceleration attainable from a vintage 90s-mobile outside of an exotic Italian or German import. Granted, sure, the GMC Syclone might not tow your boat to the lake. But it’s a super truck; ditch the boat, go driving instead.