Will $2,500 Buy You a GMC Van A-Team Replica?: Junkcar Willy on YouTube
Junkcar Willy is committed to traversing the back roads of America in his pursuit of neglected barn-find vintage automobiles. Whether he’s uncovering a trove of Mopar classics rusting away in an Ohio junkyard, or giving the characteristically short and sweet tour of a pristine classic Ford Mustang, his YouTube channel is dedicated to delivering informative video content for car enthusiasts.
This new video definitely drives home the point, with Willy capturing an 82 GMC Vandura that appears right out of the ever-popular ’80s television series, The A-Team. Unquestionably, the GMC Vandura became a part of popular culture thanks to The A-Team, and Junkcar Willy has captured footage of this particular vehicle on the market — complete with the faithfully recreated paint hue from the show.
He holds that the van is an excellent value for the $2,500 requested and clarifies his rationale for why.
From 1982 to 1987, the A-Team TV series left a lasting impression on popular culture which continues today. Apart from the well known Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine, the GMC Vandura is arguably the most iconic van featured in any television program.
Junkcar emphasizes that this 1982 Vandura carries the typical motif of The A-Team van, with a red racing stripe splitting up the black undercoat from the gray on top. Additionally, their replica wheels replicate the original chassis perfectly, featuring the classic combo of red and black turbine mag wheels. Finally, they have gone to the extent of adding a complementary high-set red spoiler for a complete exterior presentation.
The nostalgia was palpable as Junkcar Willy approached the GMC Vandura, proclaiming that everyone has a soft spot for the A-Team. He even quoted Mr. T’s iconic “What’chu talkin’ bout fool?!” line. The van was adorned with some unique mods made by the owner, including chrome step-up runners and a cherry bomb muffler that was directed out to the side of the van.
Concerning legendary vehicles being depicted on television, the A-Team’s van is without any doubt one of them. Even if it is not quite as well known as the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard, the GMC Vandura of the A-Team still gives numerous observers, including Junkcar Willy, the desire to round up a group and start getting into some excitement.
At the price of $2,500, Junkcar Willy holds firm that this is a terrific bargain for an obviously well-maintained version of the 1982 Vandura. Outfitted with a 350 4-bolt motor plus manifolds, and a pristine inner cab, there’s no sense in not seizing this advantageous deal!