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As massive van fans, ClassicLine picks its four favourite that have all made a lasting impression.
The Transit was launched in 1965 and is still as popular as ever.
Such is its legacy that its name has come to symbolise nearly all mid-sized vans, whether they are a Transit or not.
Over the years it has undergone a number of facelifts but one thing remains constant – it is a great, and reliable, workhorse often described as the ‘backbone of Britain’.
Citroen H Van
The Citroen H Van, Type H or H-Type as it is known is unmistakable with its distinctive corrugated bodywork.
However, this styling feature actually adds strength without adding weight.
Production started soon after the end of World War II and lasted until 1981 and during that time the basic design remained largely unchanged.
While some models did make it to the UK, the majority were sold in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Volkswagen Type 2
The Type 2 was launched in 1950 and enjoys a hugely devoted following. Various nicknames include the VW-Bus, Bulli or Hippie-van, while in the UK it is known as a “Campervan”.
They are often seen at music festivals as they are relatively easy to maintain, while being comfortable to travel in over long distances and, of course, being big enough to live in.
Roll on Glastonbury!
Another French van that is worthy of mention. The Renault Estafette was produced between 1959 and 1980 by the giant French carmaker.
Its name comes from the Italian Steffetta, meaning courier and its emphasis was always on economy and practicality.
No surprise it proved to be very popular, with a low floor and rear wide opening making it particularly suitable for transporting bulky items.