Lot 209 - 1981 Citroën H Van
|Estimate||£7,000 - £9,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,800|
The Citroën H Van, is a light truck (or delivery van) produced between 1947 and 1981, it was developed as a simple front wheel drive van after World War II. A total of 473,289 were produced in 34 years in factories in both France and Belgium. They were not sold in the UK in right hand drive. The engine, gearbox and many smaller parts are well known from other Citroën models, the headlights and speedometer were identical to the 2CV for many years. The distinctive corrugated body work was inspired by German Junkers (Aircraft) of the 1930s, the three engined Junkers Ju 52, being the last to use this construction. The ribs added strength without adding weight, and required only simple, low cost press tools. The flat body panels were braced on the inside by 'top hat' box sections, at right angles to the ribs. Rear hinged 'Suicide' cab doors were used until the end of production in 1981.
This lefthand drive Citroën H van has recently been restored and is in good allround condition. One of the last vehicles of the 34 year production run, these vans are perfect for promotional work or as a traditional working van. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a MoT test certificate, good examples of these vans are difficult to find, this is certainly one of the better ones available today.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.