Sunday, April 1, 2012

1959 DAF 600

After some late-minute modifications, the DAF production starts in earnest in March 1959. As the cars are reserved to the Netherlands market, where no domestic production has existed since several decades, success is almost guaranteed, though this should not obscure the qualities of this cleverly designed little car with its ingenious Variomatic transmission.

DAF 600
● Introduction: February 1958, production from March 1959. Construction: unibody. Engine: air-cooled flat two, 0.6-litre, 22 hp, mounted at the front. Transmission: to the rear wheels through a continuous variable-speed gearbox. Suspension: independent on all four wheels. Brakes: hydraulic, to drums on all four wheels. Length: 361 cm. Top speed: 90 kph. Range: two-door “Standaard” saloon (from June 1959), two-door “Luxe” saloon.

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