EXCLUSIVE: Dodge Panel Van Project

Update 5/17/2019 – We have dropped the price on this Dodge panel van to $2,800. Reach out to me via the form below if you’re interested!

As some of you likely know, I am helping to clear out a large collection of salvage and project vehicles from a private owner. You can read more about the collection here. As we move ahead with the process, I’ll be listing some of the more interesting cars individually, which will also help readers see more info about specific vehicles they may be interested in. Be sure to read the original post about the collection. This listing is for a Dodge Panel Van project, which is powered by a 318 and has been converted to a floor shift.

What Makes it Special? These panel vans are practical in so many ways, from a business investment that can be used as a marketing tool to a parts hauler that would make junkyard runs way more fun. The open space behind the driver and passenger seats could also be converted to a camper for two or have racks installed to support a service business.

Body Condition: The body has been repainted at least once, and the yellow paint is flaking off in multiple places. There is some evidence of rust in the lower quarters as well. Some trim items like the side-view mirrors are missing. The doors only shut OK, and will likely need some adjustment. It will also need new glass in the rear barn doors. Other glass is in good shape.

Mechanical Condition: The 318 currently runs and the floor-shift transmission works as designed. The transmission origin is unknown, and the engine is obviously not original. The interior is a bright spot, as it is quite dry and the bucket seats are in good condition. The dash paint is rough but the inside of the doors and the dash panel at least match the exterior.

While little of its history is known, these panel vans make wicked cruisers that don’t need much to look the part of a street-tough cruiser or hot-rod hauler. The Dodge will definitely need extensive restoration to be perfect, but it could also be used as a driver that you can use while the cosmetics are restored over time. How would you restore it?

  • Price: $2,800
  • Location: Northwest Georgia
  • Mileage: TMU
  • Title Status: Bill of sale only

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Comments

  1. Classic Steel

    What about the pink caddy?

    • Jeff Lavery Jeff Lavery Staff

      Also available. Replica of Elvis’ limo! You can use the same contact form above for more information.

  2. chad

    city kid brought 1 out here in the mid 70s. 4 get which of the Big 3 it wuz but very useful. Never hada tinker w/it & moved w/2 dogs’n his girlfriend.
    It lasted all the college yrs’n he moved on w/it.
    S O L I D lill truck…

  3. Jim in FL

    A guy on my paper route in the 70s had one of these. It was an ex mail truck with right hand drive. He was an early adopter of patina – it always looked rough with the exception of the shiny Cragars. This is a lot of work, but it’s unique. I imagine it’s a niche, so parr’s availability isn’t like the 70s.

    Still, someone with the patience could build a cool surf buggy out of this. I hope it gets saved.

  4. motoring mo

    In at $1450. Not a penny more

  5. Bob C.

    I’m guessing 1958 to 60.

  6. Howard A Member

    I’m very surprised something as rare and neat as a Dodge panel van like this, hasn’t been snapped up already. Bottom falling out? Nah,the optimists cry,,,everything is fine,,,

    • Maverick

      Hoarder going to fix one day. Looser.

  7. Kenneth Carney

    Think they made ’em through ’66 when they got replaced by the A-100 series cab
    over vans. Sure could use this for hauling building supplies that we’ll need to build my tiny house. Last one I saw was a ’64 model that I think they called a Town Delivery. That was Dodge’s answer to the Chevy Suburban–only the Town
    Panel was way cooler than the Chevy was. And yes, you could get a 318 in one of these. Biggest engine you could get was the 440 rated at 360(?) HP. You also could get one in Power Wagon trim with a 4-speed and 4-wheel drive too. Would be great with the 440/4-wheel drive package. One thing’s for sure, I’d have the only one in Inverness!

    • Ken Member

      Which Inverness are we talking about, Kenneth? Illinois? Florida?

  8. Maverick

    Junk in goegia .not barn finds.sat.to long pathetic hoarder .

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