H VANS FOR SALE

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 Ice Cream Van 

Petrol

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

 

Citroen Catering Vans 

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!

 

1972 Citroen HY catering van 

Petrol

This van was built for one of our customers last year. It was mechanically updated, repainted in its original grey, and MOT tested. We fitted a new side opening hatch, and inside, the van was ply lined and fitted with wood counters (which could all now be covered with stainless steel) if you preferred. Our customer had a number of issues in his life after receiving the van which have resulted in it having sat untouched for a year. This could be a way for you to get trading very quickly!
Now offered for sale on his behalf at around £16000 - £17000.

 

Citroen HY pick up 

Petrol

Despite its current looks, this is a very sound, late model, Citroen H pick up. We are currently rebuilding this unusual derivation and will repaint and MOT it when finished. New seats will be fitted as will new tyres, brakes, radiator etc.
Lovely to own in its original guise, or we can build a van body to your specification, length and height.
Please call for details.

 

1955 Citroen 2CV AZU van 

Petrol


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.

 

Citroen HY for Catering conversion 

Petrol

We found this really lovely, sound, van under some trees in the south of France. Rarely found with original sign writing on the side, we have had this lovely original van steam cleaned within an inch of its life - under, in, over, everywhere! It is lovely, apparently owned by the same family from new. We can build it to your specification, as usual! Really lovely.

 

1975 Citroen HY van 

Diesel

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.

 

1961 Citroen HY Pick up 

Petrol

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.

 

1981 Citroen HY 

Petrol

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.

 

1981 Citroen HY High/long van 

Diesel

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!

 

1960 Citroen 2cv AZU van 

Petrol

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.

 

1977 Citroen HY Fire van 

Petrol

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.

 

1977 Citroen HW hightop 

Petrol

What can you say about this van? Charming colour, I don't think so! Excellent condition? Not yet! Good basis for restoration? Certainly! This van will make a great catering van for those that are 6ft tall or above.
We will be restoring the van completely and can repaint it to your own colour choice. New seats will be fitted, again, to your colour choice. And, it will come with a fresh MOT. Alternatively, you can buy it exactly as it is now - your call.
Just don't take too long to decide - these high top vans are rare and never stay with us for long.

 

1975 Peugeot J7 Sapeurs Pompiers 

Petrol

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.

 

Citroen HY hightop catering  

Petrol

A much sort after size van for those who are over 6ft tall. High roof, but standard wheel base. Mechanically restored in our workshops by resident spanner man Steve, this beauty has then had a large side opening fitted by us. Repainted in its original Citroen grey with contrasting bumpers and wheels. All ready to be fitted out to your specification either by us or you can take it as is, with new MOT for £17,640.

 

1966 Citroen HY 6m LWB hightop 

Petrol

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!

 

1980 Citroen HYIN2 van 

Diesel

An absolutely superb and original HY van - if only we could find loads like this! Not possible sadly, so feast your eyes on this little beauty which had escaped from France - we tracked it down in Holland. The van has been reconditioned mechanically with new brakes and lights, together with new seats and carpets. Easy to fit side opening and full interior conversion for catering or promotions. It will have a new MOT for you to drive blissfully off into the sunset. This van is as sound an HY as you are likely to find anywhere, just lovely. £19,450.

 

Peugeot D4A van 

Petrol

Amazingly, we occasionally have an enquiry for something other than an H van - no idea why! As a child, I was just captivated by the vehicles from France, particularly the vans, as they looked so different to anything on the roads in the UK - they always seemed so much more stylish. I loved these Peugeot vans, styled along the lines of an H van (radiator sticking forward of the van but less so than an H van) and rather lovely art deco style details.
This van has belonged to a vehicle museum for some years, also being used in a number of films, including 'Evita'. It runs and drives, but needs gentle recommissioning before going back on the road (primarily to the brakes). A really unusual promotion or catering van basis for just £5895 as is.

 

Citroen HY Ice Cream Van 

Petrol

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

 

1976 Citroen HY LWB Catering 

Petrol

This van was imported and extensively body restored a couple of years ago. It has now been mechanically restored too! This beauty now has a rebuilt 1911cc petrol engine and a rebuilt gearbox - both just fitted in our workshop.
We will extensively service the rest of the van so that you will get a sound long wheel base van that is also excellent mechanically. Pair of new (original style) seats fitted.
Fitted inside with counters and cupboards, so could be used as is, but probably a superb base for the fit out of your choice. Price depends on final specification.

 

1957 Citroen H 'Cafe Gilbert' van 

Petrol


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.

 

1976 Citroen HY Catering van 

Petrol

A beautiful, sound Citroen HY catering van. Absolutely solid body, just resprayed blue with cream wheels and roof. New rubbers are to be fitted to all the doors and the van is being totally updated mechanically, as happens with all vans we sell (except those that we sell as projects, of course). New tyres all round. MOT tested.
Inside the van currently has stainless counters and a basin, but you may wish to update the interior to match the superb exterior. Very hard to find in this condition now. £17,700.

 

1974 Citroen HY van.  

Petrol

Another van for sale as is or fully rebuilt. At present the van runs and drives but is exactly as we found it in deepest southern France. A lovely sound van with the very unusual and desirable roof rack option.
You can restore yourself, or we will be doing so just as soon as we get a moment - poor Steve is up to his neck in our workshop with 'sold' vans already and these obviously have priority.
£8670 as is or we retore, rebuild and fit out for you.

 

1957 Citroen H van 

Petrol

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.

 

1970 Citroen HY Catering van 

Petrol

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.

 

1957 Citroen H market/catering van 

Petrol

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!

 

1966 HY LWB Camper Van £16,684 

Petrol

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.

 

1973 Peugeot J7 LWB Van 

Petrol

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.

 

1977 Citroen HY IN2. Catering van 

Diesel

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.

 

1975 Citroen HY Diesel 

Diesel

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.

 

1961 Citroen HY Split screen 

Diesel

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!

 

1977 Citroen HW Heuliez van.  

Petrol

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.

 

1964 HY 6.7metre Catering van

Petrol

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!

1981 Citroen HY van, one owner

Petrol

 

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. 

1950's Citroen H van, Split Screen

Petrol

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'.

1962 Citroen HY Betaillere Horsebox

Petrol.

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.