C aselani Automobili from Italy has made it her business, friends the brand with the double angle with a real camping highlight. The Citroën Pössl Roadcamp R, which is based on the Jumper L2H2 (purchase price from 41,597 euros), can be converted from the factory for 27,132 euros plus freight costs using a fiberglass conversion kit to the 70-year-old type H with a corrugated iron look Anxiety. The latest technology, which includes brake assistants, ESP including ASR with display, hill start assist and height-adjustable captain chair seats with armrests and lumbar support, does not shake this transformation. The retro bus and its extension are technically up to date with the current Pössl camper vans for the 2019 model year. Upon request, the Citroën Type H Wildcamp can even have a 4x2 traction system with limited-slip differential and an Alpine 9-inch premium infotainment system with a navigation system.
In the interior of the renovation, painted in the original' Beige Gazelle 'color from 1977 a two-seater bench, an integrated kitchen module with a two-burner gas stove, a stainless steel sink, a water canister and a refrigerator are available. As is usual in a modern camper, cupboards and drawers also offer sufficient space and storage space for clothes and other cargo. Anyone who now fears that they will always be the head of a long line of cars with the chic fake classic car on inclines is wrong. Because the show car on display in Düsseldorf is powered by a modern BlueHDi diesel engine with 160 hp.
Almost half a million Citroën Type H
The owners of the original, which was produced from 1948 to 1981, were able to do so only dreaming, they still had the 52 HPMastering mountain stages. About 70 years ago, a 1,911 cubic centimeter four-cylinder was responsible for the development of performance, which propelled the 4.26 meter long, 1.99 meter wide and 2.30 meter high 1.3 ton truck up to a speed of 101. What was special about the original Citroën Type H, however, was the fact that it was the first large-scale transporter to bring this performance onto the road exclusively via the front wheels. Shifting was done manually with a three-speed gearbox.
The Citroën Type H had the engine and gearbox of the Traction Avant and later the DS - each installed 'backwards', i.e. with the engine in front of the front axle - and with the opposite engine - Direction of rotation (droit). Diesel engines from Perkins and Indénoor were also offered. By December 14, 1981, a total of 483,308 copies of the Citroën Type H were built in France (Quai de Javel /Aulnay-Sous-Bois), Belgium (Forest, 5,343 vehicles) and the Netherlands (around 10,000 vehicles).