The DAF 44 was introduced in September 1966. It was the first car to be built at the company’s new assembly plant in Limburg. The DAF 44 represented a cautious move upmarket from the smaller and slower Daffodil model (which was rebadged as the DAF 33)Pannekoek Stalletjie
The same flat twin engine of the less powerful DAF 33 was used in the DAF 44 but the stroke was increased which enlarged displacement from 746 cc to 844 cc and an increase in output from 28 bhp to 34 bhp. The spare wheel was stored under the engine bonnet which meant that there was more space for luggage in the boot, emphasizing the small space required by the engine.
The DAF 44 was the underpinning of the Swedish specialty vehicle Kalmar or Tjorven.
The Variomatic transmission (CVT) was retained in the DAF 44 which included a 2-door saloon, a 2-door estate and panel van version. 167,902 DAF 44 vehicles were built. The 44 was replaced by the short-lived DAF 46 but excess DAF 44 cars continued to be available for some time.
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle
IMAGE ATTRIBUTION. The sources of the images on this post are listed below. To see a full screen view of the image please click on the link.
Featured Image – DAF 44 Sedan 1969 – Charles01 [CC BY-SA 4.0]
DAF 44 Sedan 1972 – Tsungam [CC BY-SA 4.0]
1974 DAF 44 Combi – joost j. bakker from ijmuiden, the Netherlands [CC BY 2.0]
DAF 44 Fire Engine – AlfvanBeem [CC0] – Public Domain