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!
Petrol and Diesel
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!
When we find beauties, we really find them! A lovely early split screen van with its original small oval window rear door. This lovely van has never been welded and neither does it need any now. It has allegedly spent some of its life in a private museum, which possibly accounts for its super solid condition. Despite its absolutely original looks, it has some really sensible updates including conversion from 6 volt to 12 volt and the addition of electronic ignition and 'push' starter button.
Inside, the van is empty and ready for conversion to catering van, camper or whatever you wish. Huge fun exactly as it is! MOT tested and UK registered. Road tax exempt.
Price dependent upon your specification.
A really smart, converted Citroen H van that has been in recent use as a mobile coffee sales van. Painted in British Racing Green with white detailing, the van is ready to trade with opening side and fitted interior.
Being first registered prior to 1973, this van has the benefit of free road tax - always a help! Call or email us for further details of this lovely van.
A nice solid, empty Citroen HY van, ideal for conversion to Catering Van or any other use. This van has recently undergone extensive restoration including engine, new brakes, 5 new tyres and new MOT. We can alter this van to your exact specification and paint it any colour you wish. Fitted with period spot lamps and (not so period!) reverse camera. Also fitted with modern seats in the cab. A nice sound van at sensible money - just finding a van as sound as this is hard work these days!
Price depending on specification.
A really super long wheel base camper H van which could easily be converted to an excellent catering van offering valuable extra internal length, height and width. Although this is a lovely clean camper internally, it also represents a good value base for a long catering van, sound long vans being so hard to find now. The van will go through our workshop and come to you with a new MOT.
Whether you are interested in a very clean Citroen H van camper or you would like us to get it converted for you to sell your wares, do come and view. This van really is very clean and very sound - and it qualifies for free road tax! Good value at £16,684.
This lovely van is newly built and ready for trading. 5 metre long Citroen HY converted to pizza van. Fully serviced: Oil and oil filter,radiator,brakes and battery. MOT and UK registered.
On board; new fridge, 100 litres stainless steel tank and 120 litre tank for waste water, 40 litre boiler and water pump. Service hatch, double sink. Stainless worktop, cupboards, lights, 5 sockets, non slip flooring. PVC walls. Wood fired oven (Defra approved) means you can work any where even in London. 86800 Km only from new!
An amazing opportunity for £34,870.
Sound, long wheel base HY vans in their own right are rare, but to find one that is newly built, fully equipped and ready to trade, is a most unusual opportunity. This van was fitted out by Towability of Northampton in the summer of 2013 and is very little used.
This beauty is fitted with a Dingley Dell oven with tools, under counter fridge and under counter cooling cabinet with dough trays, electric dough roller, hot water urn, 14 x gastro pots, Honda generator and full electrics including mains connection and 2 x 4ft fluoresce lights, 2 sinks with tap and water pump and containers for fresh and waste water. The oven is located at the front of the van allowing rear access, plus the wall behind the serving hatch has been tiled with white brick tiles. It also has a tracker fitted. The van is MOT tested and will be fully checked over in our workshop prior to delivery. UK registered. Good saving on cost at £39,975
We built this van in May 2013 for a promotion that we were involved in for Stella Artois Cidre, in the Summer. More recently, this van has changed colour and has been used for a Spanish Olive Oil promotion all around London, finishing at Christmas in Covent Garden. The van was extensively updated mechanically with new brakes, water pump, radiator, shock absorbers, exhaust, paint and much more. It was then fitted out inside with Griddle, two fridges, four bain maries, fan oven, two basins, hot and cold water, gas and electricity. Lined out inside with stainless steel. Hardly used, ready to trade at a fraction of cost price. Will be repainted your colour.
As an extra bonus, this van qualifies as a Historic vehicle so has free annual road tax and it is already UK registered. Start your business tomorrow for just £24,430.
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 can convert to your requirements. We will restore, 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 a wood fired pizza oven and also superb for festivals where you require greater capacity. A very sound van that was still on the road when we found it in France.
OMG, as my daughter might say! A genuine, one owner split screen Citroen H van in superb condition with a new MOT! What could be better? This van qualifies for free rad tax and no longer has to be MOT tested (we do it just to show you that it is fully compliant). Repainted, new seats and new tyres. Ready for catering or other promotional conversion, which we can do for you or you can convert yourself.
Yet again, you would find it very hard to find another Citroen H van in this condition. I was really excited to be able to buy this van, and I hope that you love it as much as I do! £15,220 (Remember, there is no VAT on our vans!).
A lovely sound diesel Citroen HY van in very sound condition, totally restored (including new seats to original specification), repainted in the original Citroen grey and with a new MOT. Ready to be fitted out inside to your specification. This lovely example was originally sold and registered in Spain, so that is why the bodywork is in such amazing condition. A truly lovely van, yours, with opening side already fitted, for just £15,675. We will fit out with all your equipment if you wish. Call us!
Petrol only 18,000 miles
Is this the lowest mileage Citroen H van currently for sale anywhere? I suspect that it is! This absolutely original beauty was purchased by one of the firemen that operated it when it left service. Since then, it has been parked in a barn on his farm. We literally prised it from him! Trouble was, the 'lever' was a very large pile of Euros!
With a side hatch fitted, this would make a show stopping catering van or simply enjoy it and keep it as it is. The Pompier H vans are usually very desirable as they were usually kept inside at all times and very well serviced. In addition, of course, they did little mileage. Very, very rare in this condition, with new MOT. £19,980 or we can fit this van out for your catering needs.
Petrol Catering Van
My goodness, it seems that all our vans are exceptional examples in one way or another! Once again, this is a most unusual but highly desirable version. It is standard wheel base but high top, so ideal for anyone over 6ft tall.
We imported this van from France around two years ago; it was then treated to a £30,000 conversion which included being fully lined out inside with stainless steel counters, gas and electricity connections, gas cylinder and generator compartments, opening side, internal lighting etc. As additional, but superb, additions, this van will have a fully reconditioned engine fitted prior to sale and power steering (available on all our vans, if required for £1600). £19670 or we will have fitted out to your exact specification.
This lovely sound, original example came from district 40 in France, a town called Saint Pierre Du Mont. We sold this van early in 2013 since when it has been in catering use in Cornwall. The owner has now embarked upon an exciting new venture so we were delighted to have the opportunity to re-purchase it! (We always offer to do this, which only confirms that we sell good quality vans.) This lovely van is UK registered and MOT tested, and has a side opening hatch already fitted together with stainless steel counters either side. Buy this van, ready to trade for £18,250, or we can have it converted inside with all the equipment and details that you want. Call for a chat.
High Top Horsebox Petrol
To find H vans in this condition is becoming increasingly difficult - this fantastic Heuliez built van is in totally fabulous and original condition, with no rot and still in use in France. We found this gem in area 52, Rosoy-sur-Amance . It's originality extends to even still having the original canvas 'curtains' at the top of the sides - I have only once before found an H van with these still in the van! A lovely original touch. The van has been in one family ownership all its life and will be a fantastic base for a catering or promotional vehicle. It will be fully updated, painted your colour, MOT tested for £16,600 or we will fully convert it for you. These horsebox versions make superb catering vans as they offer a little more length and internal height. Lovely and very hard to find again.
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.
Petrol One Owner Now, this one really is unrepeatable. A very early one owner H van with no rot and incredibly straight panels all round. The earliet vans like this one have canvas sides, but we can fit solid steel sides as normal if you wish or, of course, catering type opening sides. We were very lucky to be tipped off about this van, simply because our search team happened to be in the right place at the right time, and bought on the spot. Let's face it, it didn't need two looks (though I can't stop looking at it now it is back!). It even has its original sign-writing back and front, should be in a museum really.
This is another that I really want to keep for myself, but sadly, reality hits me occasionally and I realise that a company doesn't do too well if it keeps all the stock. Shame, really.Free road tax of course. We have rebuilt the engine with new bearings and piston rings, fitted new brakes, radiator and water pump, and fitted new stainless exhaust system. With new MOT (even though it doesn't need one any more) we will part with it for £17,000. You will never find another old H van one like this again.
Off we trudged to the deep South again, in pursuit of something a little special that we had been tipped off about. 900 miles is a mighty long way to drive when you are not sure if the journey is going to uncover something worth bringing home! Fortunately, our 'intelligence' proved to be correct once again, thank heavens. So, we brought home this little lovely, running and driving sweetly and in super solid condition. With new MOT, this beauty will be for sale at £15,470 (don't forget, we do not add VAT to our prices) or we can get it to any specification you wish - painted your colour, sign-written, fully converted to your specification inside, you name it, we'll do it. With passion, as always. All our vans are gone through mechanically but our technical genius (take a bow,Steve!) in our own workshops. We export anywhere in the world, too.
And now for something completely different! You can always rely on us to search out the unusual and interesting! Built by Ardman Animations (creators of Wallace and Grommet) for a one off TV programme. A most unusual van which turns heads even more than a normal H van. We can convert this lovely sound van into whatever you wish - catering, promotion or camper. Fitted with new seats, mechanically excellent. If you wish, we can paint it your colour. For sale as is, with new MOT and tyres for £14350, or we can modify to your specification.
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.
A really lovely, sound and unusually straight van, rescued by our 'merry men' from area 24, Villac. This van has spent most of its life, though, in area 86 as a road maintenance vehicle - it was originally orange when we found it. The van features conventional rear doors, which was always a Citroen option, most often seen on the Fire vans and Ambulances. The ripples on the side are really nice and straight, and this van is as solid an H van as you will ever find. Comes fully repainted and reconditioned mechanically, with new MOT and new seats for just £15,780. We can fit a side opening hatch and fit it out for your caterering needs, or you can have it as is. A really nice example.
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!
This van was with the Fire Service and built by the coachbuilder Goiset, Route De Bayonne, Orthez, finished in December 1964. Unusually, the van has its original coachbuilder certificate and first service schedule book. This lovely original van is running beautifully and now has a new MOT. You may buy this van exactly as is (£13,635), or we can paint and convert it for you. Opening side hatches can be fitted to all vans, no problem.Qualifies for free road tax a nice bonus!
A very genuine, one owner van from new. Scruffy, yes, of course, its French, but incredibly sound with barely a sign of rust anywhere. We will be restoring and converting this into a catering van with opening side hatch and conventional type rear doors. At this stage, it can be built to your own colour and specification, or, as always, we can sell as is. Very hard to find these days in this sound condition, these vans are gaining in popularity as they are a bit taller and a bit longer inside than a standard van, so are suitable for a wood burning Pizza oven, for example.
A very rare high top, long wheel base French market van with full side opening, early split windscreen style, beautiful period aluminium body...........this is really unusual! And it gets even better - just 30,000 Klm from new! Engine sweet, all new brakes, new MOT prior to sale. We have repainted the cab inside and out, and can have interior fitted out for you to your design. Fabulous for Pizza and great for festivals. I doubt you will ever find another of these. As usual, we were thrilled to manage to source it. Buy with new MOT for just £17,600, or we will quote for catering fit-out. Remember, we do not charge VAT on top of our prices! Rear of body can be painted or would look great highly polished!
As found, a scruffy but sound van. The really exciting part for all of you over 6ft tall is that this is a high top, standard length, Citroen H van, a very rare beast indeed. We will sell'as is' or restore, repaint and fit out for your catering or other needs - it would also make a great camper as it has the interior height to fit a decent shower! Unusual and a great find. We will fit opening side hatch etc. and then go as far as you decree!
A very late, short wheel base van in superb, sound condition. This lovely example has a few dents perhaps, but is totally sound as was in use still in France when we persuaded the (original) owner to sell it to us. This van will form the basis of a superb catering van. Very hard to find in this condition these days, anywhere in France. We will restore, paint and fit out to your dreams and specification.
This super-sound van was originally built as a camper and as such, has had a very gentle life. Good sound body with no hidden rot underneath. Runs and drives nicely, though we will, as usual, go through it with a fine tooth comb and update and replace parts as we see fit. Engine will have a check over and the radiator will certainly be replaced, as a usual precaution against future over heating issues, on the sound theory that prevention is better than cure. After that, it is over to you. A side opening hatch? - no problem. A repaint in your colour? - easily arranged. A full conversion inside with all the equipment you need? - Certainly. In other words, a super basis for another gorgeous catering van. We can even deliver to any country in the world...after all, we have done so to a number of countries already. Call for a chat! £15,450 with new MOT.
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.