$43K Invested Including New Eng, Trans, Cust. Paint, Interior,18" Wheels & More!

Price: US $24,500.00 Item location: Newport Beach, California, United States
  • Make: GMC
  • Model: Typhoon
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Sport Utility 2-Door
  • Year: 1992
  • Mileage: 97,868
  • VIN: 1GDCT18Z9N0810775
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 4.3L 262Cu. In. V6 GAS OHV Turbocharged
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: AWD (All Wheel Drive)
  • Interior color: Black
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Leather Seats, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1992 GMC Typhoon

Presenting this stunning


GMC Typhoon


Outstanding Refurbished Condition!

In the past 2 yearsthe mature owner invested over $43000into this unique Typhoon.

Here is a short list of the documented restoration and upgrades:

  • Rebuilt 280hp 4.3Liter Turbocharged V-6 Engine
  • Rebuilt 4-Speed Automatic Transmission & AWD
  • New Custom 2-Stage Metallic Grey Paint &Typhoon Decals
  • New Custom Full Leather Seating
  • New 18" Wheels W/Typhoon Logos (Original Wheels Available)
  • New 255/40ZR18” Tires
  • OEM Audio System UpgradedW/Amp Subwoofer& Bluetooth
  • All Receipts Available & Included
  • 100% Rust & Collision Free
  • Much More!

Other "Typhoon" FactoryOptions Include:

  • AWD (All Wheel Drive)
  • BorgWarner 4472 Transfer Case
  • Upgraded Brakes
  • Sport Suspension
  • Air-Operated Self-Leveling Rear Suspension
  • Fully Appointed Leather Interior
  • Power Mirrors Locks Windows & Steering
  • ABS Brakes Cruise Tilt Wheel & Ice Cold A/C
  • Much More!

Please allow time for all the photos to load and inspect as exceptional SUVs such as this rarely come along.

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The Typhoon is a very rare high-performance version of the GMC Jimmy SUV that was built by Production Automotive Services in Troy Michigan in 1992 and ‘93.

This SUPER SUV features a 4.3Liter turbocharged LB4 V-6 engine that develops 280hp and 360ft. lbs. of torque. With a 4-speed automatic transmission and ALL WHEEL-DRIVE the Typhoon accelerates from 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds and does a quarter-mile run in 14.1 seconds.

Combine that with upgraded brakes and air-operated self-leveling sport suspension and this little SUV is on the same performance level as the Ferrari 348ts and Chevrolet Corvette.

Here is Car & Driver article that explains:


To this day the Typhoon retains legions of loyal fans but with fewer than 5000 built they’ve become very thin on the ground and difficult to find in well-cared-for condition.

Typhoon glory days are at least two decades behind us and the years since have generally been unkind in the hands of juveniles and second hand owners.

Nicely preserved orfully refurbished examples are highly sought after today. They are the ones true collectors lust for.

It'd be a nice surprise to find an example of the species that despite being over 2 decades old still looks BETTER than the day it rolled off the showroom floor.

The most likely place to unearth such a rare gem would be Southern California with its mild climate and large number of SUV enthusiasts. Such an amazing find is thehighlyrefurbishedexample presented here!

Living a sheltered life among a private collection owned by a prominent businessman in Newport Beach this SUV has been FULLY RECONDITIONED BOTH MECHANICALLY AND COMSETICALLY.

Hence a unique opportunity arises to obtain a coveted Typhoon one that enjoyed a most beneficial climate pampered beyond belief by a mature owner with big pockets and the willingness to pay up for the best service money can buy.

Let's check out this dream find now inside and out!


Thecustom 2-stage metallic gray exteriorwith brand new black leather interior placesthis Super SUV a cut above the rest.

At a cost of $4000 the SUV wasprofessionally stripped and re-painted. No collision or rust repair was needed.

The finish looks so deep you could dive into it!

The factory front spoilerside skirts 18" alloy wheelswith low profiletiresandaggressive stance reminds us - this is no ordinary Jimmy or Blazer.

In fact this fine example of the marque could be proudly displayed a local car show or Concours d'Elegance.

Newer 255/40ZR18” radial tires radials mounted tocustom 18" wheels with "Typhoon" logos alloys show amazing detail.

Speaking of detail let us stress how straight the body is how glossy the paint: if you wouldn't know differently you'd think to be looking at a 3-year old not a 23-year old SUV.

This one is that clean!

Let’s have a look inside.

The brand new supple leather interior is immaculate.

Befitting a top-level prestige automobile the Typhoon was offered in one version only: fully loaded. Power mirrors door locks windows steering brakes; cruise A/C and upgraded OEM Audio System with AM/FM Cassette (how modern!)Sub Woofer and Bluetooth: the list goes on and on.

All instruments and switches work including the upgraded Novero TrustyOne Bluetooth

The full array of gauges work perfectly and the 97868 miles on the odometer are original!

The ALL NEW leather upholstery is a testimony to an SUV where the owner spared no expense for perfection.

Let’s have a peek inside the rear hatch.

The spare wheel/tire jack & lug wrench are all included.

Subwoofer added to OEM Audio System.

With the rear seat folded down the spacious rear cargo area allows for more storage.

Let's check underneath:

Now how about a look under the hood?

Engine & Mechanical:

The immaculate engine compartment has a completely rebuilt engine and drivetrain.

A complete PDF file of the documentation to support mechanical and cosmetic restoration can be emailed to you upon your request.

Featuring the legendary turbocharged 4.5-liter straight-six engine with 280 horsepower is known for its reliability and longevity.

It starts quickly idles very smoothly with no smoke or unusual noises.

The engine is mated to a fully rebuilt four-speed automatic transmission with all wheel drive which brings this Typhoon to perfection.

As a result this Typhoon is mechanically as strong as it is cosmetically.


In any climate the V-6 engine starts every time idles revs and pulls effortlessly without unusual noises or hesitation and accelerates LIKE A ROCKET strong and smooth leaving no smoke in your rear-view mirror.

Warmed up temperature remains absolutely stable with no hint of overheating even in the summertime and rush hour traffic. The 4-speed automatic transmission with All-Wheel-Drive shifts smoothly. Steering is precise and the ABS brakes anchor the SUV securely in a straight line and without any hint of fading.

Aided with newer 18” radial tires handling and braking are superb with no rattles shakes shimmies or pulls. All in all this Typhoon is a joy to drive!

Despite its age the GMC is perfectly reliable and ready to be driven anywhere; even across the Country if that's where you live.

Presently the private owner has a clear California Title. CA license and registration fees have been paid through August 2015 and a CA smog Certificate will be provided to complete PRIVATE PARTY Title transfer here in CA. Local sales tax and a $15 DMV transfer fee applies to residents in CA.

Cars2K is CA licensed/bonded and has listed this Typhoon on eBay for the private owner. We are happy to assist thebuyer with shipping and title transfer or you can simply transact directly with the private owner.

All questions must be answered and all inspections must be completed PRIOR TO BUYING.

We are proud to have 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK. Buy with confidence knowing everything represented in this auction is accurate.

This Typhoon’s present condition and buying terms have been described as accurately as possible. If you have ANY questions or want to schedule a personal or 3rd party inspection please email us PRIOR TO BUYING. You will receive a prompt response.

This GMC is offered here at a fraction of the cost torestore oneto this quality.

Appreciating dailythis isa great opportunity to purchase thisfully refurbishedTyphoon which is sure to remain an outstanding investment and a joy to drive for many years to come.

Thank you!