Westrand Car Show - DAF 66 Coupe

DAF 66

The DAF 66 was a small family car produced by the Dutch company DAF from September 1972 to 1976. It was the successor of the DAF 55. When DAF sold their car factory to Volvo production of the DAF 66 ceased. Volvo upgraded the DAF 66 and marketed it as the Volvo 66.  

The DAF 66 was available as a 2-door saloon, a 2-door coupé and a 3-door estate. It featured the unique Variomatic belt-driven continuously variable transmission and retained the Renault/DAF 1108 cc engine. The engine was adapted to meet newer EU emission regulations.

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Suspension and Braking were upgraded in some of the range but drum brakes were retained on the cheaper models.

The DAF 66 was launched with a wide model range, incorporating a 2-door saloon, a 3-door estate and a 2-door 2+2 coupe.

In 1974 the Dutch Armed Forces commissioned DAF to build a small personnel carrier. Known as the DAF YA 66 it was an adaptation of the normal 1108cc 66 sedan, with Jeep like body. Technically it was very similar to the DAF 66 and consequently had no great capability as an all-terrain military vehicle. The 1201 DAF YA 66s that were built were all decommissioned in the early 90’s and sold to the public.

In total over 660,000 DAF motor cars were sold from the launch of the DAF 600 until the end of production of the DAF 55 and DAF 66.

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. 

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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 66 Coupe – Anrie [CC BY-SA 3.0]
DAF 66 YA – Anrie [CC BY-SA 3.0]
DAF 66 Estate – Charles01 [CC BY-SA 3.0]
DAF 66 Sedan – AlfvanBeem [CC0] – Public Domain

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