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#1 Posted : 30 September 2016 15:29:19
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The classic French Van on test in France ..
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Know as the chicken shed, classic van!BigGrin
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was that the truck used in one of the Pink Panther movies?

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Indeed, the van which takes Clouseau to Prison
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The H van was introduced after the 2nd World War, France needed a van to get its goods moving again and Citroen had been preparing for this since 1943.

The basic design idea was to provide a "walk through" interior with a low loading floor, easy access from the side through a sliding door and a wide, versatile rear entry. Citroen were already using monocoque construction in the Traction Avant and used this for the Type H, so there is no separate chassis. Many parts were borrowed from the Traction among them the engine, the front hubs and even the door handles. It has lightweight corrugated panels and the pinless "clasp hands" type hinges for the doors and removable panels. It also features a front sub frame which carries all the mechanical parts, held in place by just four bolts!

Production stopped in 1981 which included a van, beast carrier and pick up. A total of 473,289 were produced in 34 years in factories in France and Belgium.

Today, the H van has become an icon of its time, with many reappearing as mobile catering units or coffee vans, which following restoration and refit, command ridiculously high prices!
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[quote=Nemesis]Know as the chicken shed, classic van!BigGrin /quote]
The H Van could not be sold in the US as a commercial vehicle after 1964, due to the Chicken tax. Laugh LOLFlapper
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Also used in the anime Lupin the 3rd.

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This would lend itself to all sorts of dio possibiltys.


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Also used in the anime Lupin the 3rd.

The Type H has made over 700 film/TV appearances, including the The Loved One and Irma la Douce from the US, Mega Mindy from Flanders, Les Babas Cool from France, and various films in the Danish Olsen Gang series.
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I can't see the appeal in these mobile tool sheds, but each to their own I suppose? It kind of looks like it's been cobbled together with some corrugated panels and cabin windows from a Junkers Ju52?! Blink Huh LOL

Just my opinion of course and if the Citroen 2CV is anything to go by then this will likely be a good seller?


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Forget the storyline, check out the Type H van..
http://www.dailymail.co....urt-fight-child-UK.html
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This was in Macey's window in New York over Christmas.

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Popularity for the look of the 'Type H' must be there.... Citroen have now produced a 70th Anniversary retro Type H-bodied Relay van and other variants to follow..

https://www.youtube.com/...edded&v=9Zqxgo27Fc8

https://www.autocar.co.u...elay-van-sale-next-week
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Picture here from Hogan's Hero's, TV series 1965-1971
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EBBRO do a 1/24 plastic kit version
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Currently the local news channel is taking one around the region as part of its election coverage, inviting people to air their views whilst having a brew from the van.

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I can see how people might like these but I just find that they look odd LOL
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All being well, this kit should be with us in 2018 Drool
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Not exactly my thing, but glad to see so much variety coming out.

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BigGrin Quite popular now with the pop up foody brigade a classic to some others an eyesore. I like old Citroens so will go for thisDrool Drool Cool
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