Citroen Relay owners can now purchase a body kit to mimic the styling of the 1940s Citroen Type H van

The Citroën Type H van has been paid tribute to with a retro-inspired body kit for the Citroën Relay.

Designers David Obendorfer and Fabrizio Caselani have created the body kit to coincide with the famed van’s 70th anniversary. 70 examples of the fibreglass kit will be produced. Prices have not yet been decided upon, however.

It’s not the first concept Obendorfer has imagined; his work includes tribute models to numerous well-known classics from automotive history, such as the Volkswagen Type 1, Renault 4 and Fiat 600, as well as concepts for a coupé and sports convertible version of the 500. The Type H kit is the first to be put into production, though.

Obendorfer said: “With the design we did not intend to copy the forms of the original model, but rather we aimed to capture the soul of the iconic vehicle, 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 Citroën Relay series.”

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5 April 2017
Clever guys

5 April 2017
Yeah, it looks great, so do all these guy's cars.

5 April 2017
Looks a lot more fun than the current crop of faux SUVs we currently potter about in, as older current cars were often taller, the Dyane of my childhood was for example only an inch lower than the current X1, though I would not be surprised if the Dyane had more ground clearance.

5 April 2017
Looks a lot more fun than the current crop of faux SUVs we currently potter about in, as older current cars were often taller, the Dyane of my childhood was for example only an inch lower than the current X1, though I would not be surprised if the Dyane had more ground clearance.

5 April 2017
Looks a lot more fun than the current crop of faux SUVs we currently potter about in, as older current cars were often taller, the Dyane of my childhood was for example only an inch lower than the current X1, though I would not be surprised if the Dyane had more ground clearance.

5 April 2017
Looks a lot more fun than the current crop of faux SUVs we currently potter about in, as older current cars were often taller, the Dyane of my childhood was for example only an inch lower than the current X1, though I would not be surprised if the Dyane had more ground clearance.

5 April 2017
I meant to post that five times but only managed four, sorry.

5 April 2017
Maybe there is hope for Citroen ... producing retro-refits is not a panacea, but it shows there is still a sense of humour and charm lurking in that corporate breast somewhere!
The car-buying public gets what it deserves, unfortunately ...

5 April 2017
read the article properly ... looks like Citroen had nothing to do with this, more is the pity :-(
The car-buying public gets what it deserves, unfortunately ...

5 April 2017
The Abarth 127 and BMW CS Vintage concepts are stunning.

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