Auburn, Indiana. December 14, 2020. Fans of NBC’s action-packed ‘80’s television series, The A-Team, will remember the show’s unique van, a less than low-key black and metallic grey vehicle with red stripes that was to become a pop culture icon. Starring Mr. T, the series featured former members of United States Army Special Forces unit who fled military prison where they were court-martialed “for a crime they didn’t commit,” working as soldiers of fortune on the run with their distinctive A-Team van. Worldwide Auctioneers has confirmed that it will sell a rare 1979 Chevrolet ‘A-Team’ Van at its January Scottsdale Auction in Auburn, one of only six vans officially licensed by Universal Studios to Hollywood Productions Inc. to promote the series throughout the U.S. and Canada from 1983 to 1987. The van will sell without reserve at the Scottsdale Auction on Saturday, January 23rd, with proceeds benefiting the J. Kruse Education Center, a dedicated 501(c)(3) organization providing career pathway development to students and transitioning veterans. “Instantly recognizable as one of TV’s most iconic vehicles, this is a highly entertaining promotional and exhibition vehicle that would be welcome at shows and events everywhere,” said John Kruse, Principal and Auctioneer. “We’re excited to be selling it without reserve at home here in Auburn, along with four additional classics, to benefit such an inspiring national cause.”
Worldwide Auctioneers confirmed earlier this month that its annual Scottsdale Auction will be staged as a live and digital event at home in Indiana, rather than at the usual Arizona venue, to better serve its customers amid ongoing health and safety concerns. The boutique sale is now scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd at 1pm local time at the company’s expansive Auburn headquarters, with a hand-selected offering of prewar automobiles, classics, sports, exotics and select American muscle slated to cross the block, and 80% of consignments offered without reserve. A dedicated implementation specialist will again be directing all event and campus COVID-19 safety protocols, with bidding options to suit all comfort levels. Online bidding will be available via three online partner platforms: Invaluable, Proxibid and LiveAuctioneers. Absentee and telephone bidding is also available to pre-registered, qualified buyers. Inventory and the full schedule are online at worldwideauctioneers.com. Interested parties should call 1.260.925.6789 for further details or email firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, auction lots are available for scheduled private previews, again with safe sanitation protocols in place. To register as a bidder, visit worldwideauctioneers.com/bidder-registration. Those planning to attend in person can review Worldwide’s detailed COVID-19 policies online at worldwideauctioneers.com
The J. Kruse Education Center, a dedicated 501(c)(3) organization providing career pathway development to veterans and students, creating an on-ramp that gives veterans a successful return to the workforce. Learn more about the mission and work of the J. Kruse Education Center here.
About Worldwide Auctioneers. Worldwide Auctioneers is a US-based, boutique catalogue auction company that is unique in having principals who are owner auctioneers, wholly invested in seamlessly delivering the optimal result for every client. In addition to the acquisition and sale of classic automobiles at auction, it offers an extensive range of personalized services to the serious collector, including appraisal, collection direction and consultancy, estate planning and asset management. For those seeking to sell a car or collection privately, the company’s private sales division incorporates The Salon, a 200,000-square-foot, climate-controlled and purpose-built showroom housed at its Auburn headquarters, along with a dedicated memorabilia division. Worldwide’s normal annual schedule includes The Scottsdale Auction in January, The Pacific Grove Auction on the Monterey Peninsula in August, The Auburn Auction, held over Labor Day Weekend in Indiana, and stand-alone auctions of significant private collections.