The Citroën H Van, Type H, H-Type or HY is a light truck (or delivery van) produced by the French car maker Citroën between 1947 and 1981.
It was developed as a simple front wheel driven van after World War II. A total of 473,289 were produced in 34 years in factories in France and Belgium.
Most of them were sold in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. They were not sold in the UK in right hand drive.
CITROEN 'H' VANS, RENTALS & CONVERSIONS
Whilst living and working in France during the Summer of 2001, my wife Anne and I saw a Citroen 'H' van for the first time, and soon after arranged to buy a lovely, original 1950's split screen van. During the journey home to Wales with the van on a trailer, I was immediately struck by the effect that our new purchase had on people in both France and the UK. Men, woman and children smiled and waved...Whenever we stopped, people would come over to talk and take pictures of the van. Of course, I wasn't the only one to realise the 'quirky charm' and obvious marketing potential of the Citroen 'H' van, and over recent years these 'iconic' French vehicles have become very popular with 'street food' vendors throughout the UK and Europe.
We have continued to purchase H vans that we have found hidden away and forgotten, in barns and sheds throughout France.
We currently have a collection of 20, really fantastic examples.
Since starting 'Classic French Vans' as a business in 2012, I've been told a number of times that I'm someone who is 'really easy to do business with'. Having grown up working in my Father's business, I am very aware of the importance of excellent communication and service, to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
Many of our customers continue to be friends, long after the 'deal is done' and we have corporate clients who have become 'regulars'.
Thank you for your interest in Classic French Vans,