Offered For Sale is Brian, my much loved 1985 Citroen Dyane Acadiane Van.
French born on 1st October 1985 this all steel bodied factory Citroen Dyane Acadiane Van with 602cc engine and 4 speed gear box was purchased from it only French registered keeper and driven from Aubagne in the South of France to England back in July 1990, residing in Devon from then until my purchase in December 2017.
During those years it passed between a few custodians, the owner prior to myself, a retired farmer had the van for 10 years and used it only occasionally during this time.
Once it had arrived in the UK the van was converted to RHD utilising the bulkhead and steering components from a 1984 Citroen Dyane. I am told that during the mid 90’s the rear inner body of the van was lined with a fibreglass load cover kit, available at the time to protect within the inner body. The metal body remains in place and is complete, without damage, and is evident when viewing under the vehicle. All of the outer body including all doors is original, the original and highly desirable Dyane wings and front panels also remain which add to the van’s charm.
Bodywork itself is commensurate with age and previous usage as a van whilst in France as well as the UK. There are small marks and dents with some surface rust showing through in places. Originally Beige, it was painted in the 90’s in the blue / grey you see it wearing now; not a professional finish, but again one that adds to the character of the van.
Chassis is original and without damage or repair. It has been cleaned and coated with old engine oil so as to offer ongoing protection whilst also allowing the condition of the chassis to be checked by any interested parties.
Running gear is in very good condition having been serviced on purchase. The addition of an electronic ignition and electric fuel pump means the van drives and rides well. Suspension sits well and happily continues to carry small loads and a full cab without sagging or creating any undue noises.
The cabin of the van remains basic but is complete and in good condition with all elements working as they should. Late 80’s seats have I believe been added at some point.
Having ran it initially for the first 8 months of ownership and using it to promote my design business it was then placed into my workshop as work commitments took more and more of my time. In late September 2019 I returned to the van and started to work through the list of required jobs. During my ownership it has had the fuel system completely overhauled, brakes gone through, new battery, wiring replaced to battery, 6 wheels refurbished and new Toyo tyres added to all road wheels and both spares. Doors window seals / runners have been replaced with new parts. Rear body has been professional lined. Underside was cleaned and re-oiled. Repairs have been made to cab floor and sills, with old metal removed.
Once all repair and recommissioning work was completed it was presented for an MOT, passing after only a few minor elements being amended.
Included in the sale is a service kit, new replacement heater pipework, a new replacement galvanised petrol tank cover panel, and a box of various small used parts.
The van comes with most of its previous UK MOT’s (the mileage on these fluctuates a little prior to the records being kept electronically. Older and more recent receipts for work carried out and associated parts as well as two of the original French documents, confirming just one original French owner.
Offered For Sale as a classified advert to ensure the van is viewed prior to any sale being agreed. My description gives an honest- but personal- idea of the condition of the vehicle. The description and additional photos available notwithstanding, I would still prefer it be to be viewed in person as with the exception of the RHD conversion this is an original example of a factory Citroen Acadian van, it is now nearly 35 years old and important to reiterate that this is a vehicle that over time and ownerships has been repaired not restored.
Genuine interest only please, my time outside of work is important to me. Questions will be answered quickly as phone and internet access allows.
Funds must be received in full and must be cleared prior to the vehicle being released.
60+ detailed photos are available upon request.
This is a private sale and as such is to be sold as seen without warranty being implied or offered.
The van drives well and is fully road legal but for anyone interested in the van considering transporting rather than driving away, I do have access to a trailer and I am willing to offer a delivery service depending on distance; with an additional cost agreed prior to any completion of a sale.
Please email any questions or call, please leave a message if unanswered.
Viewing is in South Leicester.
Thanks for looking.
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