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 who were on the run from the US Army relating to a "misunderstanding" from the Vietnam War. The group operated as merceneires in the western United States going up against all types of crooks, gangs, terrorists, thugs - 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 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 'vette was rented from a Los Angeles rental agency and was plain white, with the red stripe put on every time it was used in taping a show.