Westrand Car Show - DAF Daffodil sedan

DAF Daffodil and 750

After the successful launch of the DAF 600 in 1959 the company began on designing its replacement. In 1961 the Daffodil and the DAF 750 were announced. The 750 was essentially the same as the “Daffodil” except that it was what you could call an entry level vehicle with less trim and refinement. The Daffodil was also known as the DAF 30, 31 and 32.

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The 750 was not very popular on the local market and it was withdrawn from production in 1963. Over 16,000 “750s” were sold., all in Holland.

The DAF 600 ran on a 590cc twin flat engine. This was upgraded in the Daffodil and 750 to a 746cc twin flat. Transmission was still the “Variomatic” CVT system. It went through several minor facelifts and upgrades between 1961 and 1967 (Daf 31 and DAF 32) and sold fairly well in export markets. Sales totalled 132900 up to 1967.

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 source of the images on the post are listed below. To see a full screen view of the image please click on the link.
Featured Image – DAF Daffodil 1965 – Pudding4brains [Public domain]
Daf Daffodil Pickup – FaceMePLS from The Hague, The Netherlands [CC BY 2.0 ]
DAF Daffodil sedan – Anrie [CC BY-SA 3.0]
DAF Daffodil 1965 – Pudding4brains [Public domain]

For more detailed information on DAF and their activities.
See “CVT” transmissions