1982 Citroën Acadiane Van

MAKECitroen
MODELAcadiane Van
REGISTRATIONRCY 945Y
ENGINE SIZE602
TRANSMISSIONManual
MILEAGE28,000
MOT EXPIRY DATE18/01/2024
CURRENT V5
COLOURCoffee
INTERIORBlue
LOCATIONMexborough, South Yorkshire S64

1982 Citroën Acadiane Van

  • Body off restoration
  • New parts
  • New panels
  • New MOT to January 2024
  • Ready to go
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Description

  • Body off restoration
  • New parts
  • New panels
  • New MOT to January 2024
  • Ready to go

As is always the case, Citroën were constantly evolving as well as involving. The Acadiane launched in 1977 and production continued until 1987. This example is from 1982. The model mated the front of the Dyane and load area of the previous AK 400 van. It was an instant success, of course it was.

When was the last time you saw one of these? Then look again and ask yourself, when was the last time you saw one of these in this condition? Sometime never, probably.

Original, characterful and full of charm. The Citroën Acadiane become not only a massive success but an icon in France where many are still in everyday business use.

In the UK the effortless ride, practicality plus that quirky and fun design lends the Acadiane to a whole host of uses. They are always popular and one like this that is ready to go even more so.

History

  • With our vendor for around six years
  • Fully restored five years ago

Outside

There is a photo restoration of the Citroën in the Image Gallery. You’ll see the body has come off so everything could be accessed.

New panels were sourced where needed. The whole outside was coated in hi-build primer then sanded to deal with any imperfections. Finally, that unmistakable fetching French Fawn colour covered the entire Acadiane. The body was then re-united with the rest of the van.

Mechanicals

Before the reunification took place various mechanical items were dealt with:

  • New clutch
  • New shock absorbers
  • New brakes
  • Two new front tyres

The Citroën engines are legendary. That is one reason why so many are still in use in France; frugal, simple and they go on and on and on.

There is something supremely practical about the long travel suspension which makes light work of all road surfaces. The well sorted Citroën running gear makes its easy and fun to bomb about, cruising along sweetly at 50mph if you need to.

Please also note that a new MOT has just been put on the Acadiane, expiring in January 2024.

Inside

Great load space and well finished, but this Citroën Acadiane retains its Gallic charm.

The interior of the Acadiane is in good condition. It has that nice mixture of being good but not too good.

All the switch gear is operational and the dash area is clean tidy. The utilitarian door cards wear their age as do the seats. That is us being picky. The condition of these take nothing away from this 1978 example, in fact they add something to it.

The load space is lovely and tidy and very practical. The wooden panelling finishes the inside off  well. As you’d expect after a restoration of this quality, everything is in good order.

Bottom line

We always ask our vendors for their comments;

I have fully restored this van five years ago. It’s had a new clutch, brakes, shock absorbers, front tyres and the body was removed from the chassis. Most of the body work was purchased as new as you can see in the pictures, the vehicle has been stood for 5 years without been run on the road. The under side of the vehicle is rock solid, as a result of this there is no work whatsoever on this part”.

Classic commercials are always double popular. These charming Citroens, packed with character are no exception.

To come across a gem like this is a real find. It is rare enough to find a Citroen Acadiane now, let alone one in this condition.

Our realistic vendor has reserved this sensibly. He know he is not going to recover the fortune he has sunk into it. So a lucky winning bidder is getting the benefit of all that.

The appeal and range of uses for these is widespread. You could even have a night in the back under the stars, if you wanted. We’d prefer a night under a roof in a B&B but we’d definitely use the Acadiane to get us there.

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Vehicle Location: Mexborough, South Yorkshire S64– it’s the responsibility of the buyer to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor.

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
p***o £1,500.00 2023-01-27 12:34:03
f********************m £1,000.00 2023-01-26 13:18:41
Start auction £1,000.00 24/01/2023 12:00 AM

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