The A-Team television show ran from 1983-87 on the NBC network. The plot revolved around a group of ex-US Special Forces personnel,
real independent spirits, who were on the run from the US Army relating to a
"misunderstanding" from the Vietnam War. The group operated as mercenaries in the western United States going up
against all types of crooks, criminals, gangs, terrorists, dictators and
bad guys - helping out those who were down and out. The A-Team comprised of "Hannibal" Smith (George Peppard),
Templeton "Faceman" Peck (Dirk Benedict), H.M. Murdock (Dwight Schultz), B.A. Baracus (Mr. T) and B.A.'s black 1983 GMC full-size van.
GMC G-Series (G-15) Van Details
Make & Model: GMC G-Series (G-15)
Engine: 350 c.i. V-8
Carburetor: Two barrel carb
Transmission: Automatic Transmission
Wheels: 15" American Racing 14 Spoke wheel with 60 Series BF Goodrich Sport Truck T/A radials
Color: Black and Gun Metal Grey with a Red Stripe
Other Notables: Quad tip exhaust, custom rear wing, mobile telephone and radio, sun visor, heavy duty rear air
shocks, full front brushbar, fog lights, white bucket seats, shag carpet and a custom gun storage case.
The A-Team GMC van belonged to master mechanic B.A. Barachus and was their official mode of transportation. The van went
went through numerous accidents,
gun battles, insane jumps, was stripped apart and abused in just about every imaginable
way - only to be put back together by B.A. The gun storage case contained Ruger AC556 fully automatic rifle, with folding
stock and flash hider firing 5.56x45mm NATO rounds.
The van was not the only car featured in the show. "Face" was often seen with a flashy white 1984 Chevy Corvette. The Corvette for the A-Team
TV series was rented from a Los Angeles rental agency and was plain white, with the temporary red stripe put on every time it was used in
taping a show.
Video compilation of the A-Team cast and their GMC Van
Pictures of the A-Team's GMC Van
Picture of the A-Team (Face's) Chevy Corvette
No San Diego personal injury lawyer would recommend that
other GMC van owners put their vehicles through the same things the A-Team did to their van. Not only are accidents and shootouts
dangerous for vehicles, they are also dangerous for the occupants
and can result in serious personal injury.