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    Default Where do Citroen H-Vans go to die?

    Probably one for the Citroen sub-forum

    Answer: They don't die. They are re-birthed for their original purpose of delivery and supply...or at least selling food/coffee to the punters as Fashionable food-vans

    We have been in London for one week and returning to Paris.
    In that time we have seen 5 different variations on a theme.

    Here's a couple.
    One had a sign on the rear saying "Caution slow moving vehicle" and that's appropriate even though he was giving it some stick!

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    I saw an immaculately restored one in Crafers (Adelaide Hills) one night parked on the side of the road, probably a year ago. So there's one lurking around the Adelaide Hills maybe
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    So is that a vinyl wrap that gives the wrinkled look....what's the attraction with that..?

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    and what's a hickory smoked beef brisket? Sounds good I think
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    They go to Japan where you can see them in many public places like railway stations selling food. One entrepreneur has over 50.
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    I can imagine the Japanese being fond of them. It would be the antithesis of what they would create. They would never risk the loss of face in creating such a vehicle. I am sure there is some exotic weed in Gauloises that stimulate the French into imagining these out of left field designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    So is that a vinyl wrap that gives the wrinkled look....what's the attraction with that..?
    I must observe that I quite like it. It is certainly unusual; really makes you look hard to see what it is. But I like the look anyway.
    If one is to vinyl wrap a vehicle, they don't come much simpler than the H Van!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    So is that a vinyl wrap that gives the wrinkled look....what's the attraction with that..?
    Hide the rust?
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    Vive' la anything that doesn't involve one more pointlessly useless restored kombi van, and the douche bag hippies that perpetuate the concept
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    They go to Japan where you can see them in many public places like railway stations selling food. One entrepreneur has over 50.
    You mean like this?

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    Icon7 "h" Van

    Quote Originally Posted by Renomad View Post
    You mean like this?

    'H' Vans. With a lower-case,"h". I wouldn't mind having one.

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    No real ones. He is a Citroen collector and has a number of 2cv as well.
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    But wait, there's more ....

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    cheers,

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    I've been told there is one in Balmain, Sydney serving as a food truck (pun not intended) and to keep the local council happy it is kept in a drive-able condition although it barely moves off the same spot every year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    But wait, there's more ....

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    H Van "H.Q."

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    Default Another 'aitch -van

    Doesn't really matter whether it is H-uppercase or h-lowercase, the French don't pronounce it either way.

    But 'ere's another one dealing it's wares in the dodgy markets near Saint-Ouen, Paris

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    If anyone is passing through Launceston, we still have one in the Automobile Museum. Not sure how much longer for though (all of our stock vehicles are lent to us).

    cheers! Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfrog View Post
    Doesn't really matter whether it is H-uppercase or h-lowercase, the French don't pronounce it either way.

    But 'ere's another one dealing it's wares in the dodgy markets near Saint-Ouen, Paris

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    Teep ash
    or
    Ash ee grek as most of them are HY models
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    Tube
    which is incorrect but based on the TUB which was its precursor and made only in a limited quantiy.
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