Do you remember? The Dutch car manufacturer DAF ran into problems and had to go bankrupt to survive. DAF (truck production) is doing well again, but the passenger car division already disappeared in the 70s due to the takeover of Volvo. The dream of Hub van Doorne, a Dutch person still lives on in the classic world. The clever poker no longer has an image problem. No, in fact, it is all fully appreciated again. So is the 33 DAF 1969 in the life of Frits.
By: Dirk de Jong
In his mind, the DAF 33 is a brave car and an eternally young DAF. Its famous variomatic fully automatic transmission lifts it far above all other cars. A reliable, economical car, full of speed and dynamism. The car hobby makes his time meaningful. His DAF 33 unleashes therapeutic powers.
Behind the wheel of a DAF?
His question to us: “Have you ever been behind the wheel of a DAF? Have you ever experienced the simplicity of operation yourself?”
Praise for DAF
Frits explains: “My DAF 33 has been beautifully restored and I bought it in this condition. For me it is a very nice, nice car that I like to use for rides in the region. I did have a brake booster installed for a better and safer feeling with my 'smart stick'. It became increasingly clear to me that my classic DAF had much more to offer. It's just intelligent driving! You can concentrate 100 percent on the traffic, fully automatic-variomatic.
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Humor is the 'oil' with which the DAF wheels roll. Frits told about the raised thumbs in traffic. Sometimes one inch isn't enough to show appreciation as he circles the small country roads. Exceptionally, the DAF 33 sometimes hits the highway and gets a different form of appreciation… the middle finger! Frits is convinced that this means that people also want to look under the hood of the DAF! Then your face immediately shoots into an enthusiastic fold??
Isn't it a beautiful specimen? We'd love to hear your thoughts below in the comments.