Westrand Car Show - DAF 55 Sedan

DAF 55

The DAF 55 was a small family car produced by the Dutch company DAF from December 1967 to September 1972, when it was replaced by the DAF 66.

All DAF 55 models featured the unique Variomatic, which was the DAF version of the belt-driven Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with no manual transmission available.

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The 55 was available as a 2-door saloon, a 3-door estate and a 2-door coupe. They were fitted with a new engine jointly developed by DAF and Renault called the B110. It had a displacement of 1108 cc. This increased BHP and top speed considerably.

The front end of the 55 (which was an upgraded DAF 44) was completely altered to increase airflow to the bigger engine. Suspension and Braking systems were upgraded. The DAF 55 was therefore thought to be a safer car than its predecessor, the DAF 44.

The DAF 55 was launched as a sedan, followed by a coupe, estate and delivery van. It was also a popular vehicle with the racing fraternity as can be seen by the DAF 55/Oldsmobile racer below.

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.

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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 ImageDAF 55 Sedan – AlfvanBeem [CC0] [Public Domain]
DAF 55 Combi – Anrie [CC BY-SA 3.0]
DAF 55 Coupe – Charles01 [CC BY-SA 3.0]
Daf 55 – Oldsmobile Coupe – Brian Snelson from Hockley, Essex, England [CC BY 2.0]

Other links that assist you with the DAF brand include Wikipedia  Wiki Commons DAF Group of Companies