Aerosmith's Original Tour Van Found in Massachusetts by 'American Pickers'

Aerosmith's Original Van
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Aerosmith’s original tour van has been found in Massachusetts, some 40 years after the rock-n-roll band including Steven Tyler used it.

The van was found by the “American Pickers” History channel program in Western Massachusetts, on a property in Chesterfield.

“American Pickers” hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz got a top that the original tour van used by the band Aerosmith, founded in Boston in 1970, was sitting on a property in western Massachusetts, according to masslive.com. The “American Pickers” purchased the van, a 1960s International Harvester Metro Van, for a $25,000. 

“Apparently, the van was on the property when the current owner, only identified as Phil, purchased the land a few years back,” the news site reported. “The pickers showed up in Chesterfield and met the owner, who told them the original owner of the van had a connection to the property, but he didn't have many details beyond that.”

“American Pickers” Season 19, Episode 13 aired on July 30, 2018. You can find more about it here. The hosts are known for finding old relics and making the most of them. They found out about the Aerosmith van on a tip from a property owner, who tells them that former Aerosmith roadie Mark Lehman lived there at one point.

The “American Pickers” duo begin a search, connecting with Ray Tobano, an original Aerosmith member. Tobano meets up with the “American Pickers” and confirms that, yes, it is the original Aerosmith touring van.

"It certainly looks like it. Oh my goodness gracious," Tabano said on the program. "I'm afraid to say how long it is, but it's been like 40 years since we were in this thing. It was like a touring hotel... This is definitely the van. You found it."

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