Lot 213 - 1981 Citroën H-Van

Lot 213 - 1981 Citroën H-Van

Lot 213 - 1981 Citroën H-Van

Lot Number 213
Registration FLE 538Y
Chassis Number 5256608
Engine Number tbc
Odometer reading 39,452 km
Estimate £9,000 - £12,000
Result Sold - £8,960

The Citroën H Van, is a light truck (or delivery van) produced between 1947 and 1981 and was developed as a simple frontwheel drive van after World War II. A total of 473,289 were produced in 34 years in factories in both France and Belgium but were not sold in the UK in righthand 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 the German Junkers (aircraft) of the 1930's; namely the three engined Junkers Ju52, 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 all round condition. One of the last vehicles from 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 and this is certainly one of the better ones available.

 

 

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