1969 Citroen H Van, "Van Chaud" View larger

1969 Citroen H Van, "Van Chaud" ***SOLD***




More details


Citroen mobile catering van coffee crepes & more.
Van Chaud is the highly successful and well know 1969 Citroen H van that was converted in 2012 into a mobile coffee & crepe van, and more.
Probably seen by many of you at various Citroen events over the past 7 years and As seen on TV C4’s First Dates, C5’s The Big Sting documentary, international adverts including Heinz Ketchup & Crestbridge Japan, as well as regular corporate support with Citroen UK, and many more.
Potential pitches available at festivals in 2020 as well as weddings and corporate events (subject to the usual application confirmations, and your location)
Introductions to our existing event & account base to the successful buyer
Currently offering assorted espresso coffees, teas, fruit infusions hot chocolate and soft drinks together with sweet & savoury crepes, and a potteries favourite Staffordshire Oatcakes, cookies & cakes.
Well established business with 7 years of sales figures to be handed to the new buyer.
Delivery to you included in the sale (anywhere in the UK) as well as 2 days orientation/familiarisation if required.
We have mainly used the van from March to October with a few exceptions for corporate clients, with the van being kept in a dry barn when not in use.
Ideal for a your new venture or adding to an existing business but wanting a different “brand”
Our only reason for selling is the purchase of another business.
This business is ready to go from the day you purchase, a true turn-key operation.
Standard length van (cheaper when booking pitches!) with serving hatch on drivers side (LHD) and extendable serving hatch & storage to the rear doors.
Insulated & lined roof
Comes with awning for multi day events when storage and prep area is required
Road Tax free due to age
MOT was passed in November 2019 (no advisory’s )and has been MOT’d every year since our restoration and conversion in 2012
No expense spared in keeping this iconic van on the road, averaging 600 miles a year over the past 5 years, with many miles spared by trailering to events as far as Yorkshire, South Wales, Kent and even Paris!
So all good tyres, brakes etc. New unused spare wheel/tyre, jack & crank handle/wheel brace
Engine re-build in 2017 with lead free head 1910cc petrol with cross flow head (approx.
Standard 3 speed gearbox
Electronic 123 distributor so no fiddling with points.
Fitted with a Fracino Contempo 2 semi-automatic duel fuel espresso coffee machine (LPG &/or Electric)
Serviced and boiler tested every year by Fracino (all certificates present)
2 x Fracino coffee grinders, 1 kept as back up. (Loose so can be stored)
1 x knockout draw (Loose so can be stored)
2 x tea urns (Loose so can be stored)
Gas plumbed in to coffee machine & 2 x fixed Crepe plates with Fulham quick release nozzle for either 3rd crepe plate (supplied) or another LPG appliance
LPG Inspection test is booked for 14th January 2020 and will have a 12 month cover.
Inline water filter & pump + spare pump
Can be connected to mains or generator
Mains 240v circuit fitted, Installation certificates (every year present)
7 x double sockets
LED lighting
1 x Under counter fridge
1 x display drinks fridge
1 x generator

The business comes with stock of 100% biodegradable branded cups (over 7000+) & lids (over 3000), branded cup carriers (to sell/rent), coffee beans(29kg), assorted teas, hot chocolate (5kg),
Napkins (10,000), crepe cones (2000+) collapsible café tables 4 & chairs 18
And all the equipment required to make & serve drinks and crepes
Web site & all social media accounts branding included


Please note

We do not sell cars, so please do not contact RetroSpecParts about the vehicles you see here.

The cars listed here are advertised by our customers, so if you would like more information about any of these adverts, please use the contact details supplied in the relevant advert (and please mention to the advertiser that you saw it on the RetroSpecParts website). Thank you.