Citroen Type H HY Police - Panier A Salade Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
The Citroën H Van, Type H, H-Type or HY was a panel van light truck) produced by Citroen between 1947 and 1981. It was developed as a simple front wheel driven van after WW2. Like the 1934 traction Avant, the H had a unitary body with no separate frame, front independent suspension and of course front-wheel drive. For a commercial van, this combination provided unique benefits – a flat floor very close to the ground, and 6 ft (180 cm) standing height, with a side loading door. The distinctive corrugated bodywork used throughout the period of production was inspired by German Junker aircrafts, as Henry Ford also adopted this construction for the Ford Tri-Motor passenger aircraft. The ribs added strength without adding weight, and required only simple, low-cost press tools. When used by the French police, it was called "panier à salade" ("salad basket").