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1982 Peugeot J9 Catering Van

Highlights


・Increasingly sought-after large food truck
・Refrigeration and water heater
・1971cc petrol engine
・Recent engine rebuild 
・Ready for restoration

BACKGROUND


The predecessor of the J9 was the smaller J7, a firm favourite in France and the updated J9 was no exception.

Never sold in the UK, they have become a popular import for adapting for use as fast or street food vans with that certain continental style.

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HISTORY 


Originally this van was professionally converted and built to spec for a French butcher who wanted to take his offerings out of his shop and into the local markets.

It enjoyed many years of moving from village to village on a daily basis in the South of France offering market-goers cold and fresh meats and other home-cooked and regional specialities.

When it was imported from France a few years ago, it was converted for use as a mobile Pizza van and was equipped with a Pizza Oven. This has now been removed and the current owner bought it with a view to restore the van for use with his own mobile catering venture.

Another opportunity presented itself and changed the current owners plans, As a result he has had no time to pursue the original plan and is now offering the van up for auction.

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PAPERWORK


There is no current MOT and the vehicle is currently on SORN and kept off the road.

The V5 is present showing 1 previous owner since its importation to the UK, and there are a few receipts for repairs and servicing done by the previous keeper.

The van comes with one set of keys.

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INTERIOR


Converted from new the van features an aluminium body to the rear and a fully fitted interior, with two built in fridges, stainless steel double sink, water heater, lighting and work surfaces.

The rear and side panels open fully on hinges to present and serve your wares and the van can be hooked up to a 240-volt electric source.

The 80’s interior is still present and would benefit from either restoring or modernizing depending upon one’s taste or needs.

The driver’s cab is functional but is certainly showing the signs of age and use, although everything reportedly works.

The speedometer is in kilometers per hour, and of course the van is left-hand drive.

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EXTERIOR


The aluminium rear body is in reasonably good shape but there are small dents and dings here and there all of which add to the character of this van.

Rust patches are quite evident around the doors, wheel arches and most of the lower panels and the roof has been patched where the pizza oven chimney was.

Bumpers and trim also show signs of bumps and parking dents which is fairly typical for a working van used in France.

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MECHANICS


Just prior to purchase, the previous owner had a considerable amount of work done, including rebuilding the engine and clutch, and modifications were also carried out in the electrical department to ensure the fridges and various electrical appliances all functioned correctly.

The brakes have also received attention and repair, although it should be noted that the handbrake does not work correctly, and this will require attention.

Braking system will need restoration to be deemed roadworthy.

The van starts and idles well but it has now sat for well over a year and, as it has no current MOT or Road Tax, would benefit from certain checks to ensure its road worthiness.

The current owner reports an overheating issue but is unsure of the cause and this may require further investigation to find and rectify the problem.

There are a number of spare parts shown in the photos that are included in the sale.

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THE APPEAL


Whether you’re looking for a restoration project or a mobile unit to take your catering business out on the road, this Peugeot J9 van may well be just the thing. 


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1982
  • Make Peugeot
  • Model J9 CATERING VAN
  • Colour White and Red
  • Odometer 176,418 Kilometers
  • Engine size 4000
  • Location Leicestershire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
9 bids from 6 bidders
  • akfourt•••• £3,500 29/07/21
  • chapman•••• £3,000 29/07/21
  • 64sp £2,200 29/07/21
  • Modena £2,100 28/07/21
  • chapman•••• £2,000 25/07/21
  • 64sp £1,500 25/07/21
  • porterh•••• £1,000 24/07/21
  • Adzell £750 24/07/21
  • 64sp £500 23/07/21

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