Lot 114 - 1966 Citroën HY Van

Lot 114 - 1966 Citroën HY Van

Lot 114 - 1966 Citroën HY Van

Lot Number 114
Registration DRS 260D
Chassis Number 5157060
Engine Number Not Known
Odometer reading 34,041 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £9,520

The Citroën H Van is a light truck (or delivery van) produced between 1947 and 1981 and was developed as a simple front wheel drive van after World War II. A total of 473,289 were produced in 34 years at 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 bodywork was inspired by the German Junkers (aircraft) of the 1930's; namely the three engine 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 retro van is tax and MoT exempt and has reached cult status amongst many, worldwide. Presented in the traditional grey with grey interior, this van has had various works carried out on it in 2015 (invoices in history file). The side panel has the hinge to allow it to be opened and become a commercial vehicle selling produce but would need some restoration. The van is in running order and offered without reserve, presenting itself as a great opportunity to acquire such an iconic vehicle which could be the first step towards starting your own business or just simply to be cool!

 

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