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