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!
For an early van (which is, after all, nearly 60 years old!) this one is in amazing original condition. Sound body and chassis just with a lovely south of France patina, making the original paint look rusty but it is actually very sound. As is so often the case with these vans, it has received a few dents, but very few considering how long its working life was!
This van is exactly as we found it; complete and totally original, but not yet running - it is a great basis for a concours restoration or conversion to catering / promotion vehicle. You can buy as is, or we can build and paint to your specification. £8,800 'as is'
This was another great find. Although it has a few lifetime dents, the body and chassis are super solid and this lovely van runs and drives. As yet, it has not been through our workshop, so we can sell 'as is' or rebuilt and fitted out to your exact specification.
A lovely van with all the nice early features still intact. Talk to us and let's see if we can make this one fit into your budget! Lovely. £10,600 'as is'
This is a super historic Pompier van. Sound body and chassis still in its original paint, and retaining period features including roofrack and blue light on the roof. Runs and drives but has not yet been through our workshop or MOT tested. We plan to repaint it red, fit side opening catering hatch and counters inside.
It will go through our workshop for renovation and finally MOT. When finished, this beauty will be around £24,000. Alternatively, we will sell 'as is' for £14,000.
Fresh out of our paintshop and on its way to be re-fitted in our workshop next - then off to be MOT tested.
This is one of the rare H vans that was fitted with a sliding door on either side - this means that when we convert this beauty, we can put the side opening on either side. The internal size is exactly as normal.
This van is very sound and ideal for private buyers as it does not have to have VAT added. £20,000.
High top short wheel base vans are hard to find in really sound condition as few were made in period. Even rarer were the high tops that were made with the nice sloping roof above the cab - most high tops go up with a 'step'.
This example also benefits from having a large roofrack and rear ladder which is ideal for extra advertising.
We will now recondition this van mechanically in our workshop, as usual, and paint it any colour you wish. These vans are ideal for anyone who is over 6ft tall. £24,500 + VAT
Do you love Citroen H vans but want something different? Perhaps this is the answer. Also, if you need a van to get started immediately, this good be your saviour! A lovely Peugeot D3 van, converted recently to a high standard - fully lined walls and ceiling, stainless counters, non slip floor, lighting basins, fridge etc. Some small areas to improve on the van, but MOT tested and ready to go.
The exterior has been 'wrapped' to give it a lovely pastel period colour scheme. This van is not owned by us but we have it at our premises for viewing. £20,000 ONO
Yes, I agree that this one looks a little sad at the moment. But it has passed our strict buying criteria, which means that it has a good sound chassis and floor. The van runs and drives but is as found, so no MOT yet. The body will need a few new panels (which we have in stock) and it needs going through mechanically, but is a great basis for a lovely van. You may buy this van as is, or we will give it a total restoration and repaint in any colour you wish! As is, now, £9240 + VAT.
Ideal Pizza conversion. In period, Citroen only built standard length H vans. To get a longer/taller H van, you went to buy from an approved Citroen Carrosserier (coachbuider). This meant that few longer vans were built, so few remain in a sound condition. This is one such van.
One of the very last to be built, this van has a lovely sound chassis though needs some cosmetic and mechanically refurbishment. We will be renovating this rare long wheel base van thoroughly and can paint it and fit it out to your precise specification.
A rare opportunity to have a sound long wheel base HY van. Restored and painted approx £26,000 + VAT.
A super solid, but very reasonably priced Citroen HY that is ready to be converted to your specification or used just as it is. Whenever we find a running H van which has a really superb chassis, we buy it. Sound H vans are becoming very hard to find - rotten ones are two a penny though on Ebay! You can buy this one exactly as it is with a new MOT, or we can repaint it and build a rear body on for your catering or promotional requirements. You name it, we build it! Currently the van has a tilt and new canvas cover fitted, so great as it is for just £12,000. No VAT on this van.
So hard to find now in sound condition, this is as long as most the coachbuilders built H vans. Occasionally you may find one longer, but very rarely. these are fantastic for wood fired pizza ovens as there is plenty of space inside, or for doing festivals - in vans this size, you can have 6 or 7 staff easily. Not so good for city centres, of course! This particular example is really superb, sound body and superb, strong chassis. This van has been through our workshop and is now fully MOT tested and UK registered - ready for you to fit out yourself, or we can do it for you and then paint it your colour. 'As is' with MOT £20,000 plus VAT
Now for something completely different, as they used to say as they introduced Monty Python! As the H van went on in production, so various coachbuilders decided that they should give it a facelift. Whether or not you agree that these looked better than the original design, you cannot deny that they are different. They are actually so rare that you are unlikely to ever see another, yet, being pure H van underneath, all parts are available. This will make a fantastic catering van for anyone who fancies something different or is over 6ft tall and needs the extra headroom that this van offers. We can convert/paint to your own specification, or buy now, as is, for £8670.
We have found some beauties recently! This lovely example is in its original colour and has been very lightly used throughout its life - the interior floor has hardly been marked!
The van has been through our workshop already so is ready for conversion to.................................well, you name it! New MOT, of course.
£22,030. No VAT on this lovely van.
Where do I start with this one? Words can't describe it adequately, but the 1,064 pictures of its total restoration will ! Two hours South of Paris lurked this little beauty - a long way to go, but well worth every mile of the journey and the motorway toll fees!
Purchased from an arch enthusiast who had professionally rebuilt every part of this van and recorded every single step on his camera - the file of pictures will go to the purchaser on a memory stick. You simply will not find a better and more eye catching example of France's greatest van! Just 30,000 km from new! No VAT on this beauty as it came from a private individual. Cheap at just £24,500.
Try to find a nicer, more solid, original Citroen HY van. So, as usual, we began with a super sound original van. Then, we rebuilt the brakes. Then we rebuilt the engine, fitting new pistons and bearings. We fitted a new radiator, then decide that a new stainless steel exhaust system should be fitted. Then, a new coat - into the paintshop for a fresh spray of its original grey paint. New MOT? Of course! And don't forget those new seats! Absolutely lovely, and properly ready to become a working van.
£23400 plus VAT
A stunning colour scheme for a stunning van! This beauty came from an area not far from Avignon, in other words, a nice climate. But, whilst this van would be fine for a lot of people, it is now going in to our workshop for a complete mechanical refurbishment where it will have a full brake, engine, steering and suspension, overhaul. In addition we will clean the fuel system, replace the radiator and fit a new stainless exhaust system. Finally, new tyres will be fitted and then it will be MOT tested - only then will it be really ready for work. And this is how thorough you have to be with old vehicles if you wish to use them in a business. £22,500 + VAT
A lovely late Citroen HY van that is in its original paint and totally unmolested from new. It has been in storage for many years and will now undergo restoration in our workshop.
At this stage we can paint this beauty your colour and either fit it out inside to your specification or you can fit it out yourself - or simply keep it as a van!
Price dependent on final specification, but as a rule, a restored , painted and MOT tested van is around £20,000.
These lovely vans were Peugeot's response to Citroen's H van. Just as the H van was a lovely looking and practical van, so was the Peugeot. Unfortunately these Peugeot D3 and later D4 were only made for a very short time so very few survive today. Those that do are usually in a pretty poor state, but this is one of the few exceptions - it is as perfect as it could be. Totally solid, immaculate, and driving beautifully. We have converted these beauties to catering vans in the past, and can do so again.
Our vans are never to be confused witth some of the 'awful' things on Ebay, but even compared to the best, this is 'top drawer' stock! Where do we start? Firstly, it is the desirable and rare longer version. Second, the bodywork is mint and third, it is fully restored mechanically. It really is quite lovely and you will not find better no matter how long you take to look or how many kilometres you drive searching! THis length is specially ideal for wood fired Pizza ovens as you can have more internal length. Also great if you want to have more than two people working inside together. We can have the van fitted out, and / or repainted to your exact specification, if you wish. Literally unrepeatable! £26,450 with new MOT
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.
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
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.
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.
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'.