Year of manufacture1993
Number of seats2
1993 GMC "Jimmy" Typhoon SUV
Designer: Chuck Jordan
Estimate: $15,000 - $35,000 Without Reserve
Chassis Number: 1GDCT18ZP0811841
Decoded: 1=USA; G=GMC; D=GMC Vehicle; C=Brake System; T=Conventional Cab 4X4; 1=1/2-ton; 8=2-dr SUV; Z=4.3L V6; P=1993; 0=Check Digit; 8=Shreveport, LA assembly, 11841=Unit Seqeunce
Engine: 4.3L OHV V6
4-Speed Automatic Transmission AWD
Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Odometer: 79039 Miles
GMC's Fastest Production SUV
All-Wheel Drive Performance and Handling
Beautifully Maintained from New
The Model - General Motors has built its reputation of performance and even with restrictions placed on passenger car related to emissions, fuel consumption, safety and to some degree, design, they have continued to produce vehicles that make the heart beat faster. After the success of the Syclone pickups, the go-ahead was given to develop a Jimmy based high-performance SUV. The S-15 based Jimmy was the perfect starting point in that it shared so many components with the Sonoma base pickups. The optional 4.3L OHV V6 served as the base for the Typhoon starting with a freer flowing intake manifold from the LB4 V6 and pushing the fuel was the Mitsubishi TD06-17C/8 cm2 turbocharger working with the Garrett intercooler, attached to a 48mm twin-bor throttle body taken from the 5.7L V8. As with the Syclone, the only transmission available was the 700R4 automatic attached to the Borg-Warner 4472 trans case that sends 35% of the torque to the front wheels and 65% to the rear. Modifications were made to the stock suspension, brakes were upgraded and a very subtle use of model identification finished off this super package. With the performance and handling of a sports car, the Typhoon was unlike any other SUV ever produced.
The Car - In production for just two model years, 1993 would see production limited to 2,200. These SUV's were available in a wide selection of color with one of the most popular choices featuring a black exterior with black leather seats. This example has seen been enjoyed and close inspection will reveal signs of road use. However, this Typhoon has always been well maintained and retains much of its original splendor and all of its performance. There have been no modifications to this sporty vehicle as it retains its factory alloy wheels, full interior including the entertainment system, and exterior appearance. Driving and enjoying a performance vehicle such as this Typhoon is what car-collecting and experiencing is all about and this vehicle is ready to provide those pleasures of motoring. When new several celebrities owned a Typhoon such as Clint Eastwood and the late John F. Kennedy Jr. Even if you are not a celebrity, you can own this limited production Typhoon with the simple raising of your hand.