Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you have any food trucks for sale?

We work mostly with custom built food truck projects, however, we also have 2nd hand catering vans available.

How do I commission/ order a Food Truck?

Please contact with us via email on or telephone to book an appointment at our facilities in Basildon, UK. Once we have come to an agreement of your food truck specification we will require a 50% deposit to allocate a vehicle to your project and will place your order in our production queue.

How long will it take to build the food truck?

Depending on the scope of your project and our existing production queue it will take from 3-6 months, starting from receipt of the 50% deposit.

Do I come up with the kitchen spec and design?

You are welcome to choose your own colour scheme and specifications based on previous builds, as professional custom food trucks builders we use our expertise and experience to create your perfect food truck.

What does the price of your Food Trucks include?

We feel we offer an exceptional package and service in the market. The price includes the cost of sourcing and renovating the vehicle, engine and supplying a fitted kitchen (if required). When you make contact with us by email ( we will send you a detailed price list of our products and services.

Can I supply the vehicle?

We have a large stock of very well sourced Citroën HY and classic car donor vehicles so you do not need to supply the van, however you are welcome to provide your own van if you wish.

Could I save money if I supply the vehicle?

The bulk cost of our bespoke vans comes from the parts and labour as our vans are ground up rebuilds so the money you save will be minimal.

Do I have to visit Food Truck Masters to order a food truck?

Although we are happy for you to visit us, it is not necessary. The ordering process can be dealt with via email and/or telephone for your convenience.

What do Food Truck Masters do during a rebuild?

The vehicle will undergo a complete ground up restoration including full Body restoration and overhaul of engine and transmission.  Learn more about the process here.

Do Food Truck Masters carry out any work on vans other than Hvans and 2cv models between 1950-1981?

We do specialise in these models as they carry a huge stock of compatible custom, new and used parts.

We also stock and restore American step vans, American vintage Airstream trailers, American school buses, American pickups, British Bedford vans and Land rovers, Italian Piaggio Ape, French Citroen Hy vans in all sizes and forms, French Citroen 2cv, French Renault Estafette, French Peugeot J7, VW Combi vans and Vintage Motorcycles.

What are these classic vans like to service and how easy is it to get parts for them?

Servicing work is very basic and most garage shops can carry out work on our vans. Parts are readily available from us or specialist parts suppliers.

Can I supply my own catering equipment?

Due to the nature of our business, we have to use standard equipment, so we’re sorry, but we do not accept client’s own equipment.

Are your food trucks performance-enhanced?

Our vehicles offer an improved performance compared to the original state

On request, we can also deliver enhanced performance modifications by introducing a modern diesel engine transplant with modern disk brakes and power steering at an extra cost. Please ask us if this is something you are interested in.

Can I see how you are getting on with my truck/van during the rebuild?

On request, we are happy to send photos of your van’s progress.

Are Vintage Food Trucks road legal in the United Kingdom?


Our vans are built to European road legal standards. They are all supplied with appropriate original registration documentation and a MOT clear certificate.

Are Vintage Food Trucks street legal in any country other than the UK?

It is advisable that you first do your research before starting the process and commissioning a food truck.

We cannot be held responsible for the road-legal requirements of other countries due to logistics and language barriers.

So far have supplied vans as far as Brazil.“Special country requirements approvals are the responsibility of the purchaser!” Feel free to get in touch to ask whether we have supplied a vintage food truck to your country before

Can Food Truck Masters deliver anywhere in the world?

Yes, we can and have supplied many vehicles around the world for our clients.

Although we do not directly undertake transportation, we can assist you with finding the right transportation mode and company.

With our extensive network, we can suggest different transport agencies that we have worked with over the years, who are familiar with the product and procedure of this transportation to ensure you benefit from the best possible rates.

Can I pay cash on delivery?

Your food truck must be paid for in full via bank transfer before we release it from our premises. All vans remain the property of Food Truck Masters until paid for in full.

How do I pay for my Food Truck?

We only accept bank transfers.

How much does a bespoke Food Truck cost?

Prices vary depending on the model, size and specifications required. For example, typically a Citroen HY Food Truck van would cost anywhere between £19,000 – £35,000.  Other models and vans cost less to restore and refurbish.  Please call or email us to discuss your specifications and pricing.

Can I visit the Food Truck Masters showroom?

We welcome you to come and visit.  However, as we are are very busy we ask that you make an appointment.  You can do this by emailing

I am thinking of converting an old van myself, can you give me any advice?

As a business we have our own tricks and way of working, so we cannot share our trade secrets or give personal advises for non-customers.

Can Vintage Food Trucks sell parts for me to carry out my own conversion?

Due to exclusivity of our Stock and vans we prefer to reserve parts to our existing clients only.



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