You might see these at various street markets up and down the country. That’s because vehicles like this vintage Citroen HY van on eBay are incredibly versatile.
They are often used as mobile coffee vans or street food trucks, which is perhaps because the band lend themselves to being used as mobile retail and food vans due to the size, the proportions and the ‘hatches’ that double up as serving holes and counters.
If you want to see one used in that way, check out this van on eBay, which is being sold as a mobile coffee business (although this is a slightly longer version that was once used for horses.
This one is a standard version of the HY and quite a late model too, dating from 1982. According to the seller, this is ‘one of the very last ones’. It also looks to be in pretty decent condition, which is unusual as many for sale tend to have seen better days.
This one, a petrol van has a chassis described as ‘absolutely mint’ plus bodywork that is in ‘fab order’. The engine also ‘runs very well’.
If you want a van or a works van with some retro charm, it is definitely worth a look. If you are looking at a mobile food and drink business and like the idea of some retro wheels to attract customers, this might also work.
Best of all? Price might well be on its side too. This HY van is currently at just £100. Ok, there is a reserve on it and no one knows how much that will be. But it might well be a potential bargain for someone – and that final price includes all paperwork and delivery.