EXCLUSIVE: Parry-backed street food truck up for sale despite London Motor Show success

The street food truck made its debut in May at the ExCeL in London.

The 2CVAT70 food truck and bar, built by Parry, has gone up for sale despite a mass of interest at the London Motor Show.

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Catering Insight reported on the unveiling of the converted Citroen 2CV in May of this year when it made its debut at the ExCeL London exhibition centre.

Backed by Parry Stainless Steel Products, the catering equipment company manufactured and installed the kitchen fabrications and equipment to the vehicle.

The car was the surprise hit of the London Motor Show and around 2,500 images were taken of what is the world’s smallest mobile food truck.

The car received visits from celebrities from the car industry but after a number of inquiries, Andrew Mellon, the brains behind the idea, revealed to Catering Insight that nothing had materialised.

He said: “Although we had lots of enquires from both private and commercial hire, turning those into bookings has proven difficult.”

This has led to Mellon having to put the car up for sale.

The car cost £25,000 to build but Mr Mellon is looking for offers of around £12,500.

The car has 183,000 miles on the clock and comes with all the equipment needed to be used as a foodservice vehicle, including four electric sockets, a fuse board and a 25 feet extension lead.

The design of the vehicle allows for the equipment to be added and removed when necessary.

Find out more about the sale of the vehicle here.

In May, the ‘Built in Britain 2CV’ was christened Dolly and involved around 50 ‘Best of British’ partners. Mellon told Catering Insight that his inspiration behind the idea came when he saw the car in a local dealership. “I thought, wouldn’t that be fun to turn into a foodtruck?” he said.

Read more about how the truck got on at the Motor Show with Parry Stainless Steel Products here:

EXCLUSIVE: Parry helps to launch smallest ever food truck at London Motor Show


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2 Comments

  1. Dougie Trent said:

    That car has lasted longer than the equipment inside would ever dream of lasting.

  2. Shelley Hudson said:

    Hi Dougie thank you for your productive comment, may I invite you to Parry for a tour? Would love the opportunity to showcase our quality fabrication and discuss any concerns you may have.
    Please feel free to contact me so we may discuss further shelley.Hudson@parry.co.uk

    Looking forward to hearing from you
    Shelley Hudson
    Sales Manager

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