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Serial number 5278615 - 12,060 km original Original firefighter configuration French registration At the end of the Second World War, Citroën became one of the main players in the economic reconstruction of France, alongside Renault, with the firm intention of transporting the majority of the population in a short time. It was before the war that the Paris-Javel-based firm worked to replace its famous TUB, which was getting old and had a few defects to correct. Unveiled to the general public in 1948, the Type H quickly became the 2CV of the craftsman. Compact and with a very interesting loading capacity, it quickly became indispensable to many professionals in all categories, as well as to the police and rescue teams. To save time and money, the H takes many elements from other Citroën vehicles in the catalogue: the front axle from the Traction 15/6, the engine and gearbox from the Traction 11/B, and the headlights from the 2CV. The thin corrugated sheet metal body gives the van a reduced weight and thus increases the GVW of the van. It was produced in just under 500,000 units until 1981, without Citroën having to do much advertising, as Type H owners praised the merits of their vans themselves. This HY type has only 12,060 original km. This van has only been in one garage: the fire station in Kunheim in the east. It was originally modified to meet the needs of the fire fighters; raised and lengthened at Gruau in Laval. Arrived to us in its strict original state, it is a piece of history of the fire brigade vehicles in France because it was used until the end of the 90s. It should be noted that it has kept its original accessories such as its sirens, its lights, its gallery or its additional headlight. With its 9 occupants license, this Type HY is a timeless vehicle.
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