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Citroen HY 1969 vintage Camper Van For SaleTHE BASE VEHICLE …
Our rare, factory built windowed HY van, with a ‘beautifully simple’, and ‘simply beautiful’ camper design conversion by award winning artist/designer Barry Stimson, is reluctantly for sale due to unforeseen circumstances.
The base vehicle chosen was a very sound example. Then, much effort and money was concentrated on prepping and painting the vehicle. The mechanical side of the build was then carried out by HY specialists. The authentic Citroen engine was retained and revamped, with new carburettor - distributor - coil - points - etc etc, as per invoices. Also carried out on the mechanical side. Complete brake, overhaul, and replace. Plus re conditioning steering rack and other things listed in invoices.
The front door rubbers and channel plus side window rubbers are all new, as are seat upholstery pads - webbing straps and rubber seat springs. New engine cowl cover fitted to match new seats. Other ‘bits’ are also listed on invoices.
THE CAMPER UNIT …
Had to be designed to be aesthetically interesting and practical, in keeping with the original HY van simple design brief.
The 1.8mtr long sofa/bed pulls out to form a comfortable double bed. The Porta Potti (W.C) simply slides out from its separate compartment, and can be accessed even when the bed is made down - very useful at night.
The galley unit measures 2.4mtrs long, providing a very useful size worktop. It has a 2 burner hob that is fully portable, containing its own gas canisters, and can therefore be used outside when required. Plus there is a free standing inside/outside table. The stainless steel sink units are set to be accessible from inside or outside - if in ‘alfresco’ mode.
A portable 25ltr water tank is housed in a cupboard close to the back doors, for easy access.
There is a 230v/12v (18-25C below outside temperature) 24 litre top loading cool box, set in its own compartment.
There is mains hook-up - consumer unit and mains double socket in galley area.
Battery (AA) LED operated lights above the galley area and sofa/bed.
The compartment above the cool box is set up as a wardrobe, with generous space for clothing.
OTHER STORAGE AREAS…
There is storage space under the sofa/bed for bedding.
There is storage space in the galley unit for food - pots and pans - cutlery etc.
There is more storage area over seating area in cab - and ‘fiddle shelves’ for ‘bits and pieces’ over the galley unit and sofa/bed.
The mechanical work and conversion was completed in 2016 and has not yet been used. The van has a new MOT.
The underside of the van is original and has not yet been undersealed so that a potential purchaser can see the true sound condition before under sealing, rather than the potential purchaser wondering what the under seal might be covering up.
The pics will hopefullyhelp tell the story - but please feel free to email for further information regarding work carried out and more pics. Please call 07710 439907 if yo have any questions or to arrange a viewing.
The change in our circumstances means that reluctantly, we have to sell the ‘dream’… but hope that our loss is someone else’s gain… maybe even their ‘dream’.