In our desire to acquire the best possible Citroen HY and HZ vans, H VAN WORLD has a specialist team based near Antibes in the
South of France. Generally speaking, the further south one travels in France, the more rust free the van that you can find. But they are
never easy to locate! France is a vast country, and we generally find our vans in the most remote places. Each one has to then be
transported back to the UK and examined in detail before being offered for sale. Despite our expertise and selection process however,
you must remember that every H van is over 30 years old, and some are as mature as 60! So, even we can’t guarantee a vehicle of
that age, but you can at least rely on our extensive knowledge to avoid the worst pitfalls. We try to stock a complete selection of vans
from restoration projects to the most immaculate vans, and ranging in age from the 1950’s to the final production in 1981.We always try
to keep a varied stock, including varying lengths, heights and body styles. If we do not currently have what you are after, ask us to
locate it for you. If anyone can, H VAN WORLD can!
Citroen HY, extended length andheight, Ice cream / Frozen yoghurt van. A complete business ready to trade! Fitted with Carpigianni 191 Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine (Good old fashioned '99s), frozen yoghurt machine (blends natural frozen yoghurt with chunks of fruit), cash register & till guard, Unis display freezer,
Polar display fridge, stock freezer, counterfeit note detector, fire extinguisher, fire blanket and first aid kit.
Fully insulated and lined in aluminium and stainless steel, huge custom serving hatch & fold down shelf, raised roof, extractor fan, lighting and twin sinks with running water & waste.
The van itself is in excellent running order with recent MOT. This is a complete business and includes website, suppliers list etc. An amazing way to be earning next week! You could never re-create this for just £29,987
A really superb example, possibly the best anywhere! This van has been built as our demonstrator and test bed for new ideas. It was fully rebuilt with new panels to ensure a perfect body, then mechanically rebuilt. We have subsequently fitted it with power steering and power brakes! Super to drive, super to look at! Just been fully Waxoyled to ensure its long term survival. You will not find a better looking or better driving H van. Lovely. £24,870
How about this amazing H van? Fitted out in period as a camper and still with all its incredible period fittings. Lined out inside with marine ply, the van is as put away many years ago.
The van runs and drives but has not been through our workshop yet. We will sell it as is for £10,100 or rebuild to your specification and colour.
We rarely give up on a van, but sadly this one is the exception! Chop off the front and build a trailer for your H van, or leave as is and use as your garden shed................or perhaps a garden ornament!
Please save it from being scrapped! £2000.
This van would make a super static catering van as is, or it can be mechanically restored and MOT tested. the body has been newly painted and it has had opening hatches fitted at the side and rear. Just needs to be finished off and fitted out to your design. The horsebox vans are excellent if you are over 6ft tall or you simply need more headroom inside your van.
A super cheap base considering how much has already been spent on this beauty - £9000 as is.
This amazing split screen van was still being used in France until a very short time ago. Incredibly sound body with just a few age related dents and dings, but nothing major at all.
A really lovely original van that has not yet gone through our workshop.
As is £10,100 or we will restore, paint and MOT it for you to your colour choice for £18 - £20,000.
Another beauty exactly as we found it snoozing in a warm barn! An early split screen example with an absolutely superb, solid body..................except in one rear corner where it was reversed into something more solid than an H van!
This really will make a lovely van once mechanically restored as it is so original. Amazingly, it is a one owner van from new! Quite lovely.£8700 as is or we will restore/paint and MOT for £18 - £20,000.
According to the French registration document this is a one owner van - it certainly still has the supplier's sticker still on it! Although it has the lovely surface rust look, it is basically quite sound and will make a super van when completed.
This beauty can be purchased for £5000 as is or we will eventually restore it and it will then come in to the £18 - £20000 bracket.
This van has been through our workshop so has many new parts (including tyres) and is newly MOT tested. This van also has the rare roof rack option.
Very solid, but body needs to have a little fettling prior to paint. For sale running and driving as is for £15,800, or we will tidy the body and paint your colour for £19,200.
Original paint and one owner from new - how good is that! As yet untouched by us, so we have no knowledge of its mechanical condition.
For sale as is at £12000 or restored by us with new paint (your choice) and new MOT - £20,000.
And now for something different! Just in case you are one of the very unusual people that want something old that isn't an H van for your catering or promotional project, here we have it for you! This is the long wheel base version which we have converted for catering with opening side hatch, counters either side, non slip floor, walls and ceiling lined with white aluminium, two basins, water heater/pump and fridge. We will repaint and MOT this van prior to sale. As with all our vans, we can apply your logo or signwriting as well if you wish. Being a long wheel base van, it will be superb for festivals where you require greater capacity. A very sound van that was still on the road when we found it in France.
Fitted out inside, your colour paint and new MOT; a bargain at just £23750.
An absolutely lovely, original condition, Citroen H van, resplendent in its original signwriting.
This van currently runs and drives but has not yet been through our workshop. Sound, straight vans like this are getting really hard to find now, so we were really pleased to find this beauty.
As is £15600, or painted your colour, mechanically restored and MOT tested, £20,000.
A lovely early van (note the round rear wheel arches) that we restored lovingly and fitted out as follows; Side opening hatch, walls and ceiling panelled out in stainless steel, stainless steel counters either side, interior lighting, non-slip flooring, twin wash basins with hot and cold running water, fresh water and waste water tanks, oven, griddle, 4 x bain maries, and 2 x refridgerators. This beauty has also just had a totally rebuilt engine and, of course, it comes MOT tested. Superb saving on cost at £28,000.
It is so rare to find a really good, solid pick up these days that we just had to give this lovely example a full restoration. So, here it is! New brakes, new tyres, new cooling system, new exhaust, new (original colour) paint and, finally, a new MOT. I love it and have been using it to promote our business since it was finished - it was a big hit at a big classic car show last week!
I think that this would be brilliant to promote a business or product, but alternatively, it could have your own height/length catering unit on the back - alternatively, we will keep it! £15,265
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We are learning, which is good for you, but usually costs us plenty! It has taken some time for it to sink in, for we are not as young as we were...but, it is now clear that every catering conversion is different. Maybe only in a small way, or maybe in a big way, but all of you, understandably, want your H van tailored exactly to your needs. So, us trying to do a 'standard' fit out, does not make sense. We've learnt - we've stopped!
This is the clever bit. We have purchased a number of really good, sound Citroen H vans, which we are restoring bodily and mechanically and fitting opening side hatches (these were never fitted by Citroen in period).
So, if you want a catering van, we have a good sound van waiting for you to decide it's colour and interior - or take it away and fit it out yourself.
Simple? We think so!
A lovely, iconic piece of French history! It is amazing that theses vans used to be everywhere in France, used for everything. Yet today, they are almost non existent in France and very rarely seen anywhere in the UK.
They make great promotional vans or are really good as small catering vans, particularly with a coffee machine in the back.
We imported this van around ten years ago - our H van technician, Steve, totally stripped, updated and rebuilt this van, since when, he has used it as his every day transport and work van. Although it looks exactly as it should, it has been fitted with later 2cv electrics, brakes and power. Not only has it been totally practical, but it has been reliable as well. Reluctantly, he will part with it for just £8997. As usual, we can also paint it your colour and/or fit it out for you.
This van is as sound a van as you will find today - it could do with a repaint, but is lovely because it is totally original and unmolested. It has a recorded mileage of just 30,000 km, which we were told is correct for this single owner van.
It has a few typical French parking scars, but as usual, we will eliminate these when it is painted.
Painted your colour, restored and MOT tested, it will be £18,000.
A lovely, sound, original, split screen Citroen HY pick up truck. We can build a catering van body onto this at your chosen height and length. Alternatively, these pick up trucks are most unusual and great fun just as they are or for promotional use; they make super rustic fruit or vegetable vans for any ad or promo. Hard to find such sound, original condition.
Runs and drives, as is, £11,995, or we will MOT and convert for you.
This beauty is one of the last H vans built as 1981 was the final year of production for these iconic vans. It is incredibly straight down the sides and very sound underneath, which is the important part of all vans! We will restore it mechanically and paint it your colour - if you wish, we will fit it out to your exact specification. Let us know what you want your van to do for you. Price, as usual, dependent on specification, but this is a really super base from which to start.
We work hard to find the rare versions because we know how essential they are for certain applications. This lovely van is both high and long and will make a stunning catering van, perhaps for a wood fired Pizza oven, but certainly for anyone who wants to operate at festivals - at least 6 to 8 people can work in these big vans!
We can sell this van as is (we have not yet started it, let alone begun its restoration yet) at just £12,800 or we will restore it and fit it out to your own specification for rather more!
Something a little different, now. This is the younger brother of the HY van and these little vans are now very hard to find in good, sound, original condition. This van is really sound and would make a fabulous promotional van or would be fantastic with a coffee machine fitted in the back of it.
This particular example was built for the French post office and has some specific original modifications that were requested by 'La Poste'. A super little van which is also exempt from road tax a nice bonus! With new MOT, this van is a rarity at just £8885.
As rare as you will ever find - this beautiful H van has only covered a genuine 18,000km (15,000 miles) from new. The joy of the Fire vans is that they were always maintained to a very high standard and, of course, did minimal mileage.
It is as solid and immaculate an H van as you will ever find anywhere. 'Blues and twos' still working! I really want to keep this beauty so paid dear to get it - it was withdrawn from a French auction for us! So, it is not cheap and no offers will be taken. If you wish to buy this rarity, it is £23,400 with new MOT.
A lovely Peugeot J7 van from the Fire Service which would make a novel catering or promotion van. This van drove to the UK under its own steam (not literally, there honestly wasn't any steam!) and has been a great run around for us recently - certainly creates attention! A later design than an H van, so slightly more modern to drive - even has a four speed gearbox! (H vans have 3 gears). Slightly longer inside than an H van but easy to convert for catering with a side opening. We can convert to your own specification, or you can buy with new MOT for just £7640.
A real rarity here! Pretty much as long as you can get at 6 metres, but with a high roof as well. Absolutely fabulous for festivals, this original side opening market van will make a stunning catering van or what a vehicle for promotions.
We are prepared to sell this van as is or rebuild and convert it to whatever specification or use you may dream up! Would also make a stunning camper van.
This van will not be cheap; as well as being incredibly rare in this size, it is a big van for us to restore, so Ebay dreamers please stay away!
From our own museum, we offer for sale this gorgeous Citroen H van that is totally solid but with a superb rusty patina that only vehicles from a hot, dry climate can attain. Pretty much any Citroen H book shows pictures of the Cafe Gilbert vans and this van, an early split screen, is as sound an example as you will ever find, anywhere.
We have kept this van externally as we found it, but the inside is quite different. All new brakes, rebuilt engine, new stainless steel exhaust, new hoses and radiator etc etc.
This van was displayed at 'La Vie en Bleu' at Prescott last summer, and on the Citroen Car Club stand at the NEC Classic Car Show last November. Much praised at both venues. Utterly unrepeatable. £18,300.
Here is something different for you to consider. A lovely sound early split screen H van which runs and drives but has not been restored in any way yet. As usual, we will restore this van to your full specification and have it fully fitted out inside if you wish.
Some of the early vans were fitted from new with canvas sides, so easy to fit an opening side hatch or simply roll up the canvas as the French did in period. So much character!
You can buy this beauty, as is, for just £6500 or we will convert and restore it fully for you.
Newly fitted out inside with fridge, 4 x bains maries, griddle, fan oven, hot/cold water, two basins stainless steel counters, cupboards etc. Walls fully lined in stainless steel.
A super van to get your business started immediately.
Very little use - we built this beauty for a promotion in Richmond, Surrey for Revisions Group. Very rare opportunity for sale at good saving on build cost. £26,000.
OMG, as my daughter would still say (much to our chagrin!). A really lovely early, split screen van. This beauty was fitted with side opening in period, and as such, is a lovely historical piece. We will rebuild this beauty to your specification and colour. A really sound example as found, but we will rebuild the engine, brakes, cooling system, seats etc. as usual.
Very unusual to find such a sound early van that has never been molested bodily or mechanically - totally original and lovely.
Yet again, I am so tempted to keep this one!
We are often asked if we have any basic vans for the customer to build up themselves, sometimes for static use in shopping centres for example. So, we bought this one for those people who want a cheap but sound van, and we have fitted a side opening catering hatch to it. But that is as far as we have gone. It needs tidying, painting and whatever mechanical work is required, but it represents a cheap start if you are on a tight start up budget. £4995 as it is; no offers please.
This van will make a super CATERING VAN or keep as a camper. We like to try to fit all budgets, so are offering this van as is (it starts and drives fine) or fully converted to your specification and colour, with new MOT. You choose.
Sound H vans that will make really good vans are getting harder and harder to find, so this could be a chance for you.
For sale as is for £8500 or with side opening, new paint and new MOT for £15,870.
Now, here is something rather special. This is a one owner, split screen van, but unusually, it is the Perkins diesel engine fitted rather than the more common indenor diesel. The Perkins engine was only fitted for a few years, but this one even has a spare engine with it 'just in case'! How about that! Also really interesting, is the fact that this van was fitted with these lovely sliding glass windows from new by the French SAPA coachbuilders - this is a very rare survivor with this original conversion, but would be great for catering or ICE CREAM sales as one could serve through them. A really rare vehicle then, one owner, Perkins diesel and SAPA conversion! I doubt you will ever find another with this combination. You may buy 'as is' or we will restore and fit out as you wish. Have a chat to us if you love it as much as we do!
The early H vans had a split windscreen and some other subtle differences that make them eagerly sought after by enthusiasts of the marque. The split windscreen was replaced in 1964, so these split screen models are between 40 and 60+ years old! It is most unusual to find one without and dents or rust damage, but this is a good find. Although it has some superficial rust, it is basically very strong in all the important areas that matter structurally. The van runs and drives and can be purchased as is or at any stage of restoration. The price will obvously depend on how far we have got or to what specification you may want. Your colour choice or as is 'dans son jus'.
A lovely early split screen van from Toulon on the French south coast. We are normally very wary of these as the rear load floor can be in a poor condition, but this van is absolutely solid throughout and in superb condition.
The bodywork is currently in primer and ready to be painted and the woodwork is sound, ready for a fresh coat of varnish. We are happy to paint it to your own colour or you may prefer to buy as is and finish yourself.
The van is higher inside than standard and very slightly longer so would convert to a really super camper or would also make a superb wood fired Pizza van.