Sunday, April 1, 2012

1960 DAF 600

Nineteen sixty sees several modifications brought to the little DAF, which is now exported, its manufacturer having great hopes regarding the American market in particular. The most obvious difference with previous models is the removal of the two side turn signals, mounted on the roof “B” pillars, that are now replaced by four conventional lights placed at each corner of the vehicle. Hardly a problem in the Low Lands, the DAF receives a dashboard-mounted switch which engages a device forcing the gearbox to shift down, allowing for engine braking on steep downgrades. The Deluxe version available on the U.S. market features adjustable vent windows and two-tone paint.

DAF 600
● Introduction: February 1958. 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, two-door “Luxe” saloon.

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