Citroen HY van
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Petaluma, California, United States
Features and Specifications
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
SEE VIDEO www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipuqVTHt7Ys
In 2016, my wife and I vacationed on a little island off the Atlantic coast of France called, Ile de Re. While exploring the island, we were introduced to a man who owned a CitroenHY van that was stored and hermetically sealed in his garage for the past 25 years. My wife, who is french, fell in love with the van and asked him if he would sell it to us and he finally agreed. He purchased this van, new, in 1969 and had it configured as a camping van. He only used it to go camping with his wife and daughter; the rest of the time it was kept in his garage. It has very few miles on it; before he retired, he took the van to the Citroendealership he replaced the motor, transmission, and drive train with a new factory motor, transmission, and drive train and then shortly there after parked it in his garage for 25 years.(We have all of the service records since it was new along with the factory manuals). After we purchased the Citroen, we took out the old camper interior and replaced it with a beautiful, all new interior, which includes, bench seating for four with a table, which faces a giant 65" 1 Â½ inch thick Samsung4K Smart TV with a direct TVsatellite hook up with internet. If you retract the table, the interior can quickly be changed over to a king sized bed with an automatically inflated mattress. During the daytime, it can be used for seating, eating and cooking, and in the evening, you can be in a king sized bed, watching a 65" smart TVanywhere you take it. It also has a small kitchen area with a sinkwith its own water supply,small refrigerator, an induction burner, and an instant on water heater. It comes with a separate completebathroom with a sink and cabinet, a fully functional portable toilet, and a complete shower combination. Everything is powered by a new 2000 watt Honda Generator that is located in the spare tire compartment. It also has a trailer hitch and new tires. We had the van completely stripped to the metal and purposely repainted to resemble an old crepe food truck made to look like it could'vebeen operated by traveling gypsy'sin France.
This van was stretched by the Citroen factory when it was built, so it is over 4' longer than a standard Citroen van, making it very rare, This was needed to give it enough room for the bathroom asconfiguredabove. The van is also licensed as a crepe truck business.
THIS VAN, CAN ALSO BE SET UP IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES AS A CREPE TRUCK, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE VIDEO AND THE INSIDE CAN BE USED AS A SIT DOWN CAFEFOR CUSTOMERS. IT IS LICENSED IN CALIFORNIA AND HAS ITS OWN BUSINESS WEBSITE. IT GENERATES A GREAT CASH FLOW IF YOU USE IT COMMERCIALLY. THE BUSINESS PORTION OF THE TRUCK IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.