Dude… Looks Like A Van

In a recent episode of the History Channel’s American Pickers, the two hosts who drive around buying up antiques discovered Aerosmith’s original tour van in western Massachusetts. It’s a 1964 International Harvester Metro Van, and even after all these years sitting and rotting, it’s still quite awesome.

Hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz found the old tour van—which the band used to get to gigs in New England in the ’70s—near the small town of Chesterfield, about 100 miles west of Boston.

There, a property owner said the van had been sitting partially buried in the woods when he bought the land, and that he’d heard that the previous resident had some sort of connection to Aerosmith.

To confirm the van’s authenticity, Wolfe got some pictures of the quirky green and brown machine to Joe Perry of Aerosmith, who then contacted founding Aerosmith member Ray Tabano.

Tabano came to the property to look at the find, confirming its authenticity, and even had a picture taken decades ago of himself in that very Metro.

Wolfe and Fritz end up paying $25,000 for the van, which will likely get a full, well-documented restoration.

Source:  Jalopnik/David Tracy

Photo: © Image: American Pickers (History)

 

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