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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1993 GMC Yukon SLE 4×4

A stick-shift with manual-crank windows – both of which are mostly obsolete today!


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 1993 GMC Yukon SLE 4×4 5-Speed.

Some GMC trucks in the 1990s were marketed under the slogan “The Strength of Experience.” In order to understand that experience, we will dive a little deeper into GMC’s history. But in the meantime, when was the last time you saw a Tahoe or a Yukon with a clutch pedal? The “Manual Gearbox Preservation Society” would really get a kick out of this rare, low-mileage, 5-speed manual Yukon. It is being offered by a private seller in Osceola, Wisconsin, and the auction will end on Tuesday.

GMC’s origins can be traced back to 1900 when two brothers formed the Grabowsky Motor Company. Within 10 years, that entity had gone through an ownership change and became a subsidiary of General Motors Company. Starting in 1920, GMC pickups shared the same platform as Chevrolet pickups, and in order to create a distinction between the two, GMC models were marketed to commercial buyers, while Chevrolet targeted private owners.

The Yukon seen today rode on the General Motors GMT400 full-sized pickup platform and launched in late 1991 for the 1992 model year. Initially, it was offered only in a two-door body style, but three years later, a four-door joined the lineup. The timing was right: The sport-utility scene was heating up, thanks to new entrants like the Ford Explorer which were aimed squarely at the popular Jeep Cherokee. General Motors offered the Chevrolet S-10 Blazer to compete in that smaller segment, but for buyers who needed something a little more heavy-duty, the Tahoe and Yukon were just the ticket.

Finished in Dark Garnet Metallic, the featured Yukon shows only 86,000 miles on the odometer and comes with a clean CARFAX report. There are a few subtle modifications worth mentioning, including a set of aftermarket 16-inch wheels, General Grabber tires, a custom steering wheel, and a dual exhaust system with chrome outlets. Power comes from a 5.7-liter V8 that was rated at 210 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.

There is something else I love about this Yukon besides its transmission: As the window sticker states, “Power locks and windows not desired.” And so, manual-crank windows were optioned. That configuration – even though stripped-down in nature – makes the vehicle even more unique. What is your favorite thing about this Yukon? One thing is for sure, even at 31 years old, it is still conveying GMC’s “Strength of Experience” confidently!

The auction for this 1993 GMC Yukon SLE 4×4 5-Speed ends Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. (PDT)

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Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


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