eBay is filled with a vast selection of collectibles from all over the country, from nick-nacks to Beanie Babies, you can find just about anything you want for a bidding price. We pop in from time to time to keep an eye on the collector car market and to occasionally order a part or two for one of our ongoing projects.
When we ran passed this LS2-swapped GMC Syclone with what the seller describes as a “pro-street/pro-touring theme” at no reserve, we stopped in our tracks. Known for being a turbocharged V6-powered pickup with all-wheel drive and incredible handling (for a ’90s pickup), seeing one transformed into narrowed-axle, tubbed and slammed street/strip vehicle is certainly taking the path less traveled for one of these.
Being the subject of a complete ground up restification, the turbocharged Syclone has been treated to a Chevrolet Performance LS2 crate engine, ceramic-coated headers and exhaust, a built 4L65E gearbox, and a combination of TRZ, Koni, and Spohn suspension piece with Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings. It’s no longer turbocharged or rear-wheel drive, however.
Out back, sits a Strange Engineering narrowed 9-inch rearend with 3.70 gears, while Wilwood brakes at all four corners poke through Billet Specialites Street Lite wheels. An Aeromotive fuel system and a 100-shot NX nitrous kit is there to always help pull you away from a stop light a little quicker, too.
As it stands at press time, the classic GMC truck is sitting on eBay without a reserve and is holding steady at a current bid of just over $25,000. Will it approach $30k? Who knows, but with five days left, anything is possible.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.