In 1974 the DAF group sold their motor car factory and assembly plant together with their stock of components to The Swedish Volvo Group. Volvo then proceeded to re-badge the last DAF model (DAF 66) as a Volvo 66.
Volvo made substantial improvements to the DAF 66 in areas of safety and minor improvements to the vehicle’s appearance, including a new bumper, grille and the addition of the distinctive Volvo Logo. The re-badged Volvo 66 went on sale in 1975 and the last DAF 66 was sold in 1976.Tea Garden, cakes and puddings
The Volvo 66 was not well accepted by Volvo enthusiasts and the Swedes so most of the 106,000 Volvo 66 models (a 2 door car and 3 door estate) were sold mostly in Europe and the UK.
The Volvo 66 retained the DAF Variomatic CVT transmission system as well as the two Renault engines – The B110 Renault C-series OHV 1108 cc inline-four and the larger B130 Renault C-series OHV 1289 cc inline-four.
The Volvo 66 had a short lifespan of less than 5 years was eventually replaced by the Volvo 300 Series which came to market in 1976 and lasted until 1991.
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
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Featured Image – Volvo 66 L – No machine-readable author provided. ChiemseeMan assumed (based on copyright claims). [Public domain]
Volvo 66 Estate – Stephen Carter [CC BY-SA 4.0]
Volvo 66 – Mangan2002 [CC BY-SA 3.0]
Volvo 66 Sedan – Anrie [CC BY-SA 3.0]