Papa Smurf’s 1963 Dodge Panel Van is On Sale Now

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1963 Dodge Panel Van PS Front

This 1963 Dodge will likely be the most unique vehicle at every car show that the buyer attends.

Dodge trucks from the 1960s are fairly rare at car shows because back then, most people bought trucks to use them for working purposes. Unlike performance cars from the 1960s, trucks and vans were purchased to do a job and in most cases, those jobs eventually ran the antique trucks and vans into the ground. Because of buyer habits, seeing a clean 1963 Dodge truck at a car show is unusual, but this blue-and-white Panel Van will likely be the most unique car vehicle at even the largest Mopar events.

If Papa Smurf Drove a ’63 Dodge

If the leaders of the Smurfs drove a 1963 Dodge Panel Van, there is a good chance that it would just like this machine posted on The vehicle description explains that this antique hauler is a 4×4, six-cylinder model with a three-speed manual transmission with the shifter mounted on the steering column along with a “custom interior with nice sound system”.

1963 Dodge Panel Van Wide

On the outside, this 1963 Dodge Panel Van has been beautifully restored with an era-correct look. We don’t know if this light blue hue was offered back in 1963, but the two-tone blue-and-white layout looks like something that we would have seen on a vehicle like this when it was new. If this color package wasn’t offered back then – it should have been.

In addition to the two-tone paint scheme, this 1963 Dodge has some era-correct chrome wheels wrapped in modern Firestone rubber, but everything else looks like it could have come from the factory.

Longtime auto journalist Patrick Rall contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist, Club Lexus, F-150 Online, and YotaTech.

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