Watch GMC’s Cyclone Get Its First Details In Over A Decade

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The GMC Cyclone pickup and its SUV sibling, the Typhoon, were some of the fastest cars in the United States in the early 1990s. With their high performance and low production numbers, they are highly collectible nowadays. The ones in this video have lived a tough life, including a decade in storage. Thorough cleaning makes it look like new again.

The previous owner made some questionable decisions when personalizing the GMC truck. For example, the person added a “turbocharged” sticker in a generic typeface. Additionally, the owner used black spray paint when touching up the blemishes on the body.

Cleanup started under Cyclone. There is a lot of dirt on the mechanical parts, and they are soaked thoroughly in a degreaser to remove stubborn dirt. The presenter warns viewers about spraying water under the hood because it has the potential to damage electrical components.

The truck body accepts degreaser and water washing as the starting point. Then, a more comprehensive breakdown begins. There are some scratches and chips in the paint that need repair. The fog lamps and taillights were cracked, so the video presenter replaced them. He also installed a set of C4 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 wheels because proper Cyclone parts were rare and expensive. It’s not part of the clip, but the body cladding has a fresh coat of paint to match the pieces.

With such a great look on the outside, it’s time to move inside. Seat ejects to provide full access to the cab and facilitates cleaning of the seat. There are lots of bits of plastic to scrub too.

The GMC Cyclone was launched in 1991. Under the hood, there was a turbocharged 4.3-liter V6 that produced 280 horsepower (209 kilowatts) and 350 pound-feet (475 Newton-meters) of torque. While those numbers don’t seem like much today, tests from that period show acceleration to 60 miles per hour to be in the low four-second range. All of these trucks have both automatic and all-wheel drive four-speed.

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