I am almost certain that the clock does not always indicate the time you are experiencing. When you walk into the Citrotech garage in Oldebroek, you become completely absorbed in your classic hobby and afterwards say, very surprised: “Is it that late already? Where did that time go? ” Ronald and Aalt are not dressed like a Frenchman in a velvet jacket and a dark beret. But let it be seen Citroën for them is a great brand with a strong image that still radiates creativity today.
By: Dirk de Jong
De Citroën models we found in the garage, including one Citroën Traction Avant and a Citroën DS have both made history. The first eye-catcher, however, was a HY Camper van from 1962 in a beautiful two-color version with a spare tire on the back that makes it clear what Citrotech means.
A look in the garage was again astonishing, as four characteristic HYs in a row, the last two of which are clearly restoration projects. The 67-64-VB is also a 1977 camper van with the trade name 1600, while the BE-29-22 is designated as a van (1954). The 1954 van still has the separate windows at the front and the hefty Citroën logo, while the 77 already has a large window and a smaller 'double chevron'.
According to Ronald and Aalt, passionate ones come regularly Citroën fans along, just to watch. A tour of the company is therefore gladly given. It is therefore better to let Ronald van Zanden and Aalt Mulder speak:
“Over time, we have built up a very large collection of well-fitting and used parts of our specialty (HY and DS). If there are no more original or replacement parts available, good alternatives are sought, or parts copied so that our customers can be served perfectly. Technical support is a prerequisite to keep driving and enjoying yourself without any problems. ”
Love runs deep
It's very clear what the focus is, but the Citrotech services go to all classic types of Citroën. In the event of a breakdown, even the 'depannage' car comes along for the necessary 'assistance'. Helping you with advice and assistance is a sign of passion for Citroën. The classic world can consider itself fortunate that there are still professionals who can still make the rough diamonds shine.
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