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DAF Car Models List, Vehicle Lineup and Model Range

DAF Car Models List

DAF Trucks NV is a truck maker from the Netherlands and is a subsidiary of Paccar, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.

DAF official logo of the company

Both their manufacturing plants and headquarters are located in Eindhoven. Their axle assemblies and cabs are developed in their Westerlo factory in Belgium.

To better increase their production, they hired Leyland Trucks to design and develop some of their truck models. The Leyland Trucks are built at their Farington factory in Preston, England.

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The company was founded by Hubert van Doorne in 1982 together with A.H. Huenges who is also an owner of a brewery. Its initial name is Commanditaire Vennootschap Hub van Doorne’s Machinefabriek. Van Doorne actually worked for Huenges by repairing his cars. He did a pretty good job in it that Huenges offered him a deal to finance his own company.

He started the small shop inside Huenges’ brewery. In 1932, the company was fully given supervision to Van Doorne and his brother Wim. They then decided to change the company’s name to Van Doorne’s Aanhangwagen Fabriek or DAF which translates to Van Doorne’s Trailer Factory in English.

Huenges decided to leave the company in 1936 and handed over the whole company to Van Doorne. They designed the Trado conversions to fully transform the 4×2 Ford trucks to a 6×4 drive. The Trado drivetrain also gave way to the construction of DAF’s first armored vehicle, the M39 Pantserwagen. This was meant to be used for the Second World War but it was released late and only three units of it went to combat.

DAF 600 car model

Image source: wikimedia.org

Aside from trucks, DAF also manufactured cars. They released their first passenger car, the DAF 600, followed by the Daffodil models DAF 30, DAF 31, and DAF 32. In 1986, they released a new car, the DAF 55 which has an engine derived from the Renault 8 Cleon engine.

Here is the Full List of DAF Car Models and Variants:

  • DAF 55

    Daf 55 Car Model

    By Robert Brink – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1691640
  • DAF 33 Break

    DAF 33 Break Car Model

    Von NordhornerII – Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32142377
  • DAF 44
  • DAF YP 408
  • DAF 66

    DAF 66 car model

    Image source: wikimedia.org

    The DAF 66 is a compact car designed and manufactured by DAF, a Dutch automaker. The DAF 66 lasted from its first release in 1972 to its final unit distribution in 1976. It followed the DAF 55 and was then followed by the Volvo 66. It was available in three variations – 3-door estate, 2-door coupe, and 2-door saloon.

  • DAF 46

    Daf 46 Car Model

    Door joost j. bakker from ijmuiden, the netherlands – Daf 46Uploaded by huhbakker, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11090910
  • DAF 600

    Daf 600 Car Model

    By The original uploader was Buttonfreak at Dutch Wikipedia.(Original text: Arie vd Vliet) – Transferred from nl.wikipedia to Commons.(Original text: Arie v/d Vliet (DAF museum, Eindhoven) http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/4517/20060302img6014ok0.jpg), CC BY 2.5 nl, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3020669
  • DAF fire truck
  • Classic DAF 2600 cab over truck
  • DAF YA 328 military truck

Video of DAF Car Models

 

Photos of DAF Different Types of Cars

(Photos Courtesy of https://www.wikipedia.org)

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