You could have bought your own A-Team van replica from Picture Car Warehouse for $15,000!
“I love it when a plan comes together.” Hannibal
A replica of the A-Team’s iconic mean of transportation needed to be built for a pilot (yep, a pilot, as in “the show could come back on TV” !!), so Ted Moser and his team got to work and assembled a correct replica of the van. Beside a few modern components such as an iPod dock and an on-screen navigation system, everything is period correct, from the hand-painted turbine wheels to the awesome reel-to-reel in the back. It was nice to see it in it’s real three-tone combo too, unlike some toys on the market where the van is all black with the red stripe. Talking about the paint, one of our fellow Cars+Movies gearhead noted how good the paint job was for such a big surface. The finish was mirror-like and it really popped out. This Chevrolet Cargo Van (the original was a GMC Vandura, but they’re similar in shape) is powered by a 350 V8.
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Recently a similar replica got sold on eBay for more than $25,000. Last Saturday this one (which is in no doubt closer to the original, since it was spec’ed out by Universal Studios) found a new lucky owner for only $15,000. That could have made a nice daily driver!
The auctionneer also added that Universal could need the van for the upcoming A-Team movie. It’s supposed to come out on June 10th, 2010 but, so far, it seems to be a lot of rumors an very little facts. Liam Neeson is said to be negotiating to play Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, and Bradley Cooper (from the Hangover and Wedding Crashers) is rumored for the role of Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck.
We shot the low-res video above when the van arrived for its auction, with screeching tires, theme song and PCW crew members jumping out from the sliding door like Murdock, B. A. Baracus, Hannibal and Faceman would have done. Classic!
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