Ertl A-Team Van: 1983 #1823

In 1983, the A-Team was a big hit on TV. The opportunity for merchandising was there, and Ertl secured the rights and produced all sorts of products that every kid wanted. Among them was this diecast replica of the show’s star vehicle, a tank disguised as a black custom van. At least, I always thought it was more tank – it certainly had a lot of tricks up its sleeves.

The black A-Team van sports a red side strips with “The A-Team” lettering. Fog lights line the front of the roof while a red spoiler adorns the rear. Brush guards protect the front bumper and tinted windows mask the interior.

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Hot Wheels Rig Wrecker: 1983 #3916 Workhorses

The Rig Wrecker was introduced in 1983 as part of the Workhorses series. It’s  a cab-over truck with tandem rear axles and a plastic crane and tow hook.

This is the original 1983 release, featuring white paint, red & blue “Steve’s Towing” detailing, a red crane and lights, unpainted metal base, and BWs.

I found this car loose at a flea market.

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