The second world war was over and Europe had vans. Citroën checked what was already on the layer. The engine and gearbox were taken from the Traction Avantmodellen that was bilmärkets the first front wheel drive car and so on.
H was also front-wheel drive and with a monocoque body. The vågkorrugerade the sheet metal along the sides was made with the German Junkersflygplan as a model. The plate was cheap to push and gave strength.
in three main versions; as van, pickup and an option that gave the builder the opportunity to create what the customers now wanted.
It was to get the two lengths, the standard at almost 4.3 metres and in an extended version of more than 5.2 meters.
the Citroen was an early adopter with its modern van. Soon lined the competitors up: the Volkswagen type 2, Ford Taunus Transit, the Renault is specifically targeted and so on.
was showing itself in that it is not subjected to any great changes during his 34-year-old life.
Why will you then write about an old French van?
Well, for that I am during working days in Marieberg in Stockholm is confronted by the owner of the restaurant Pontus Frithiofs mobile device, which is precisely a Citroën H from 1954.
" We got it in the month of march this year, after a longer wait to get enough to say! But the one who waits for something good...
" We were keen to find a nice foodtruck. Because I personally am very bilroad so it works not with the truck at any time. We wanted a nice car first and foremost. It is a very good business card and an ambassador for the us!Restaurateur Pontus Frithiof does not let their employees drive the Citroën H-van more than necessary.
Pontus Frithiof tells us that the car downloaded from the France been restored in England and then got his pink appearance in Sweden.
– It is a very typical French car design. For me this one is extremely nice in a romantic way. The lamps and screens are the two favoritdetaljer which is also seen in similar format on another French favorite, the Citroën 2CV.
Pontus Frithios tells us that foodtrucken usually runs between the underground parking garage on Gjörwellsgatan 30 to its alternate location at the tidningshusets entrance at the same address. The longer trips are transported on a trailer.
– Förarkomforten is far from good. The seat is certainly okay to sit in but everything else is not accessible after a normal scandinavian. The bad comfort also applies to the noise level and the climate is anything but good. Worst, however, is security. We are therefore keen that our staff are driving around in it.
– Bad space, poor comfort, poor function – but it is the finest foodtruck, we have seen!
– The funniest thing is that everyone thinks something about it, but there is an expression that beats all other ”But god, what a cute it is!”
Well, what can one say about it? Anyway, you have seen a Citroën H, so forget it. It has charisma!