as tribute to italian automobile designer flaminio bertoni and his citroën HY unveiled exactly 70 years ago, david obendorfer and fabrizio caselani unveil a contemporary reinvention of the legendary model. packaged as a complete car kit and developed on the citroën jumper chassis, the type H 70th anniversary van will be exclusively sold across italy. 

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type H 70th anniversary van

 

 

with this design, obendorfer and caselani did not intend to copy the forms of the original model, but rather capture the ‘soul’ of the iconic citroën vehicle by reinterpreting it through a nostalgic fiberglass ‘suit’ which — at the same time — is deeply rooted in contemporary style. the type H 70th anniversary van is a fusion of direct references to the predecessor with modern solutions, combined with the reliability and the technological content of the current jumper series. the model be produced by FC automobili, using artisanal methods, as a limited series of 70 units in italy.

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fiberglass ‘suit’ brings back the iconic flair of the citroën HY

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new type H van with the iconic citroën HY

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the prototype in beige-grey alongside the HY model

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new type H van prototype

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the model will be produced in a limited series of 70 vehicles

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type H van builder fabrizio caselani and designer david obendorfer

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the model will be produced as a limited series of 70 units in italy

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type H van exterior renderings – blue 

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type H metallic blue minibus

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citroën jumper transformed into a new type H van 

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type H campervan

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type H food truck

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special 4 wheel drive version

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mustard yellow rendering

 

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metallic brown rendering

 

 

type H 70th anniversary van
video © david obendorfer 

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

  • Excellent. It’s also smart to limit the number; find a second design with high production numbers meaning your design, even with more volume, is still seen as exclusive. I love the Ford-Trimotor, corrugated look.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • great ,make it a production ….and win a fortune

    michel bruyer says:
  • This needs to happen in my driveway. Sadly my bank doesn’t agree.

    John McCool says:
  • Just beautiful but we need at least one in the UK, then more and more…

    Le Bon H-Van says:
  • It is very ugly , look like a car with a conjunctivitis. Please add a look on old type H to see how beautiful it was.

    vander-flavio says:
  • Hello
    Does anyone knows where to order and for how much.
    i love it
    peter

    Tschierschke peter says:
  • hello
    I would like to purchase the fibreglass kit for a citroen relay lwb semi high top which I am converting into a coffee/snacks van. Can you please advise me how and prices?
    I would really appreciate any assistance. Thank you.

    james david pilkington says:
  • I love it !!!
    I wish we had this in Canada.

    David turnbull says:
  • Congratulations! You job is amazing!
    Can you please inform how to order and the prices – interested in food truck Citroen X or H
    many thanks on advance

    ana paula magalhaes says:
  • Très bonne idée j’imagine le tube citroen des temps moderne avec le coque sur vehicule de police en noir et blanc , un retour vers le présent avec la nostalgie de l’ancien temps .
    Serait-il possible d’imaginer cette coque sur le fameux tube police secours en noir et blanc.
    bravo à vous

    Picard says:

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