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Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled

Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled
Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled

The retro van isn’t jut about Volkswagen. Check out this Citroen Type H WildCamp van for some competition.

This is a very interesting concept by Citroen, but if you want one now, you will have to dig deep. More on that in a moment. First, let’s look at the van itself.

Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled
Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled

 

This is a ‘new’ concept, a take on the Type H van, which is something I have featured in the past in the eBay finds section of the site. Old ones come up regularly, but not looking like this one.

Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled
Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled

 

This is a new model inspired by that mid-20th century van (this was made from 1947 to 1981), with modern engineering meeting working alongside a retro/vintage finish. So a retro look with less worry of a potential breakdown or mechanical fault when you consider a longer trip.

Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled
Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled

 

It is a strong look, with the H range by Citroen always attracting attention. Perhaps that – and its boxy shape – are the reason you see so many converted into coffee vans and snack bars these days.

Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled
Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled

 

A finished van being made available in conjunction with Caselani at some point in the near future. But if you want one now, you will have to buy a kit to convert an existing van from the same maker, which turns a standard van into a Type H WildCamp, complete with a 1977 ‘beige gazelle’ shape of paint for the finish.

Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled
Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled

 

If you want the full-on camper finish too, then you are looking at a further conversion kit, known as the Roadcamp R conversion from Pössl. You can see why I mentioned it might get a little expensive.

Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled
Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled

 

The kit from Pössl maximises the space, offering a kitchen area (with dual-burner gas stove, stainless steel sink and fridge/freezer), bathroom, multi-leaf dining table and rear bed, storage options, bathroom, living area and toilet. But note the finish is more contemporary than retro.

Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled
Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled

 

The van shown off by Citroen also packs in a 161-hp BlueHDi diesel engine, along with hill start assist, ABS, electronic stability control and options including a traction control system and an Alpine infotainment and navigation system.

Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled
Retro Citroen Type H WildCamp van unveiled

 

No news of a price with the finished van, but if you happen to have a Citroen van that is compatible, you can get the Pössl Roadcamp R camper van kit from €41,597 and the Caselani Type H body kit for €27,132. That’s a lot of money. Perhaps wait and see what the finished van is priced at. Or hunt around for a vintage van if you want authenticity.

Citroen website

All photos courtesy of Citroen

Via New Atlas

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