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1979 Chevrolet 2500

Van
Worldwide Scottsdale 2021
Saturday, 23 January 2021
$84,000
Sale Price
No
Reserve
23 January 2021
Sold Date
21
Lot Number
#2-
Original
Worldwide
Auction House
Chassis no. CGL2590138307. Black, silver, and orange over gray. 350, column shift, alloy wheels, GMC badges, two-way radios, rear spoiler. Comes with numerous prop firearms, including a floor-mounted .50-cal in the back.

Evaluation: One of six vans prepared by Hollywood Productions, Inc. for Universal Studios to be used as a promo vehicle for the A-Team at events throughout North America. It never saw screen time, then, but it’s still neat and has a direct connection to the show. That connection is where any real value is, and it looks presentable enough condition-wise.

Bottom Line: A $75,000 high bid on a ’79 Chevy van with guns in the back and a wild paint scheme sounds exciting, but this was a bit of a dud when it was on the block. Bidding opened at $50,000 and it attracted just one more bid, which wound up being the winner. If only Steve McQueen had starred in the A-Team. It might’ve brought half a million bucks.

by Andrew Newton
28 January 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
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Condition #3: Good
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Condition #4: Fair
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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