Lot 279 - 1967 Citroën H-Van Fire Tender
|Odometer reading||30,000 km|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,280|
The Citroën H-Van, rather like its later British cousin, the Ford Transit, has been pressed into service in almost every conceivable walk of life. The distinctive corrugated body work was inspired by the German Junkers (aircraft) of the 1930's; namely the three engined Junkers Ju52, the ribs added strength without adding weight and required only simple, low cost press tools. Originally used for basic transportation, they have also been commandeered by the police, ambulance and, in this instance, the French fire department.
Two hours south of Paris was where this example was unearthed, acquired by an enthusiast who had professionally rebuilt every part of this van, recording progress on over 1,064 digital images. This eye catching example of France's greatest van design has just 30,000km recorded from new, a matching petrol engine and chassis and full fire tender livery. Great fun!
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