I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by Mandrake » 25 Jun 2018, 14:03

I've had my that one in my saved dashcam footage since last month, the only reason I posted it today was this thread popped to the top of the new post listing! :)

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Jun 2018, 15:40

Another spot from Sunday. Travel the A68 through Lauder in the Borders and you will most likely see this parked outside the Flat Cat.
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I like the Estafette, looks a bit more "manageable" than a CitroenH, less bulky, and dare I say it, much prettier (if a van can be pretty!)

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by Gibbo2286 » 25 Jun 2018, 17:16

This is Angel's van, a snippet from the Escape to the Chateau series 4 on Channel 4.

Unloading it from a transporter it ran away. :shock:
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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by VertVega » 16 Jul 2018, 20:33

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
25 Jun 2017, 10:06
Tintin was partial to an H-Van

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I am going to intrigue myself with whether the Castle in the background is a real location and where it is, but quite happy if someone jumps in and tells me :-D

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Cafe Nestor was spotted in Savonlinna 8-) .

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by VertVega » 16 Jul 2018, 20:42

Spotted in London this month:

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It is close by London Eye and next to the Westminster Bridge as seen in the pic.

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by van ordinaire » 16 Jul 2018, 21:35

Don't think food trucks count - unless they are on the move - 'cos they're everywhere; there's even one, more or less, permanently parked outside Lewisham station (a sure sign gentrification has arrived in Sarf Ees' Lunnu')

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Jul 2018, 21:55

VertVega wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 20:33
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
25 Jun 2017, 10:06
Tintin was partial to an H-Van

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/56 ... b9f5be.jpg

I am going to intrigue myself with whether the Castle in the background is a real location and where it is, but quite happy if someone jumps in and tells me :-D

Regards Neil


Cafe Nestor was spotted in Savonlinna 8-) .

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Have you literally been to Savonlinna in Finland and spotted that van? The Castle there has its TinTin links so quite appropriate :-D

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by old'uns » 16 Jul 2018, 22:37

van ordinaire wrote:
16 Jul 2018, 21:35
Don't think food trucks count - unless they are on the move - 'cos they're everywhere; there's even one, more or less, permanently parked outside Lewisham station (a sure sign gentrification has arrived in Sarf Ees' Lunnu')


have another one from the LM Classic - non food though :)
consecutive Number Plates as well

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Oct 2018, 19:56

They are pretty common now, but always good to come across an unexpected H Van just by pure chance.
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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by white exec » 20 Oct 2018, 20:40

Does this count?
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A GRP re-creation, seen a couple of years back near Malaga.

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 21 Oct 2018, 05:30

white exec wrote:
20 Oct 2018, 20:40
Does this count?
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A GRP re-creation, seen a couple of years back near Malaga.

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I believe they're now very freely available to the catering trade and even in the form of inflatables!!!

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 21 Oct 2018, 06:36

An H Van at this year's Chevrons Rally at Little Horwood
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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by van ordinaire » 21 Oct 2018, 22:57

It was a nice specimen, especially as it was used for hauling a load of old DS & 2CV bits around.

There was a similar one for sale by a trader in the 'jumble at Malmedy a couple of weeks ago - for €10,000; obviously the Belgians don't realise how much these things fetch over here.
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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 22 Oct 2018, 05:45

van ordinaire wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 22:57
It was a nice specimen, especially as it was used for hauling a load of old DS & 2CV around.


The only one I know that's not a mobile cafe!!!

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by van ordinaire » 22 Oct 2018, 20:05

While I fear that largely true, most of those were imported for the purpose, as, so far, their enthusiasts seem to have resisted the temptation tomake huge sums of money.