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 NewcastleFalcon » 11 Nov 2014, 23:56

Something like these perhaps..

but did it have a pink top.... :?:

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or maybe a pink bottom.. :?:

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

Post by CitroJim » 12 Nov 2014, 05:35

That is just lovely :P

I have a feeling the pink/white was a standard factory colour combination for the Cresta...

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

Post by myglaren » 12 Nov 2014, 07:30

Similar but the light pink and a deeper one, almost red.

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

Post by citronut » 12 Nov 2014, 11:43

NewcastleFalcon wrote:I do like a bit of two-toneage, and the Cresta certainly had a nice variety.

Has the age of the nice two-tone been lost now or are there any nice current examples :?:

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wrong Neil
that aint a Cresta but a Velox ( dont remember the PA using the Wyvern badge??? ) :yikes: :roll: #-o :wink: , as it dont have the indicators on the tips of the rear wings,
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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by citronut » 12 Nov 2014, 11:54

myglaren wrote:Have a mate who had a two-tone pink one, a bit like Lady Penelope's Rolls :rofl2:
i owned a pink all over version for a while, till on route to Aberdeen ( didnt get far ) the gearbox started clattering and clonking,
so we parked her up in a BR car park and continued the journey by train, came back a couple of weeks later and she had vanished :roll: :shock: :cry:

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

Post by xantia_v6 » 12 Nov 2014, 12:49

citronut wrote: so we parked her up in a BR car park and continued the journey by train, came back a couple of weeks later and she had vanished :roll: :shock: :cry:
Well thats rust for you... :wink:

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

Post by CitroJim » 12 Nov 2014, 14:27

xantia_v6 wrote:
citronut wrote: so we parked her up in a BR car park and continued the journey by train, came back a couple of weeks later and she had vanished :roll: :shock: :cry:
Well thats rust for you... :wink:
:rofl2:

It's true though... The Cresta was not quite so bad as the F-Type Victor but not so far off. They dissolved like a sugar cube in a cup of coffee..

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Nov 2014, 17:41

citronut wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:I do like a bit of two-toneage, and the Cresta certainly had a nice variety.

Has the age of the nice two-tone been lost now or are there any nice current examples :?:

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wrong Neil
that aint a Cresta but a Velox ( dont remember the PA using the Wyvern badge??? ) :yikes: :roll: #-o :wink: , as it dont have the indicators on the tips of the rear wings,
it just came up on the images on google search for Vauxhall Cresta PA. Must admit I was just looking for nice colour combinations but well spotted if it is a Velox :)

411BEW is described as
"GREEN AND BLACK, 1961 VAUXHALL CRESTA SALOON"

Good old wiki lists the cosmetic updates in 1960 to the Cresta PA being

"Further changes came in August 1960 ... Externally, there was a redesign of the rear lights, with shallower units replacing the elongated oval ones of the previous versions. The direction indicators, previously in the rear tail fins were now incorporated in the main lamp unit and the fins were now solid with a V for Vauxhall badge. The rear bumper was now a higher mounted straight topped design....."

I still havent worked out what the difference between a Velox and a Cresta was. They are siblings sharing the same body shell. Its easier of course if the word "Velox" is badged on the tail-fin like this 1959 model-by the time 1961 arrived the Cresta/Velox PA had evolved a wraparound rear screen

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Nov 2014, 17:59

Come to think of it, looking at the picture above, I think the blue and white one is a 1959 PA Velox, and the badge on the rear fin confirms it :)

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

Post by BW » 12 Nov 2014, 19:39

I think the Velox was the original, with the Cresta coming later as a slightly more luxurious version. My dad had one which wasn't affected by rust at all, but we were in West Africa at the time :)

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

Post by citronut » 12 Nov 2014, 21:54

my dad had a quite early Wyvern ( sit up and begg style'ish ) then he had the bulbous Cresta, then a PA Cresta and finally what i call the Vicount type/shaped Cresta, i believe the Vicount Cresta was the very last of the Cresta's,

also i always thought the way to tell the difference between a Cresta,Velox and Wyvern was the Cresta's had two tone coachwork ,

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

Post by citronut » 12 Nov 2014, 21:57

NewcastleFalcon wrote: Its easier of course if the word "Velox" is badged on the tail-fin like this 1959 model-by the time 1961 arrived the Cresta/Velox PA had evolved a wraparound rear screen

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maybe this car has has a resto and they wrongly badged it :yikes: :missile: :missile: #-o :wink:

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

Post by CitroJim » 15 Feb 2015, 06:56

Two spots yesterday but sadly no photos...

First was a cream/rust H on the back of a transporter heading north up the A34 near Abingdon, presumably on its way to a restoration place and the second was the well-known Yapp Wines H parked in its normal A303 layby near Mere...

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Feb 2015, 09:25

Thanks Jim :)

...and for new viewers of the I-Spy Citroen H-Vans thread, who haven't waded through the full 24 pages yet here is the Yapp Wines Van, in its layby on the A303 in all its glory!

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and on a slightly less dreecht day at home at Mere

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regards Neil

...and for the A303 purist, as posted up on page 14 of the thread, there is a BBC Four Documentary with a bloke driving its length in a Morris Traveller.

BBC Four Documentary-A303 Highway to the Sun

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

Post by citronut » 15 Feb 2015, 09:28

CitroJim wrote:Two spots yesterday but sadly no photos...
and the second was the well-known Yapp Wines H parked in its normal A303 layby near Mere...
i just did a gooooogly earth check on the A303 near Mere and i couldn't see a H van parked in the layby's :o #-o :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink: