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DAF 66 Marathon Coupe







1289cc 57 bhp

GERRIN!!!!
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Oui, un cul!
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Madly uncool then and still is but a quite sweet nonetheless. Not in that disgusting olive green though.

Stupid variomatic gearbox still being used in non-driver involving Lexus IS300!
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I think it's got a simple, sweet charm about it - almost Estelle-like. I'd like to radically frighten me and others with a souped-up sleeper version.

I did post a yellow one. Hang on.



This is Johnny Morris's.
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If you could find some way to make it readily apparent to the outside world that you had a sense of humour, maybe you could drive a clown car like this.
Otherwise, seriously uncool.
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Pioneers of CVT transmissions?

DAF's, were an interesting machine to work on?

Not sure if all models used the huge serrated belts for the transmission drives, but the ones that I had to work on did? :
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Aaahh Yes, the DAF 66.

Made in Holland, back in the days when the Dutch plaid brilliantly entertaining football. (In 1972 they were runners up at the world cup. In my mind the only time the Dutch really deserved to win, but lost the title to the Germans).

DAF 66 had Renault engines, and was only available with automatic (CVT) transmission; the pretty clever “Variomatic” gearbox and belt drive. Because of that, DAF was the choice for disabled persons in many countries on the continent.

It was renamed “Volvo 66” when Volvo bought DAF small-cars-division. After that almost all Swedes really hated it for not being a “proper Volvo”.

Think it was'nt really a bad car, though, but cool? No.
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Not cool at all!
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............aaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnd we're back to the tat!

Seriously pathetic.
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Cool that
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I'd peel the paint of that yellow one.
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Apparently, in the UK, they came with a complimentary Marathon in the glove box, for emergencies. THAT makes them cool.
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Apparently, in the UK, they came with a complimentary Marathon in the glove box, for emergencies. THAT makes them cool.
Were they driven exclusively by diabetics then? (DAFabetics?)
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wow , my grandad had one of these , cvt gearbox if memory serves . . . . ruddy auwful car
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That's being too polite.
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All it ever needed was a bit of beefing up.

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All it ever needed was a bit of beefing up.

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I find it rather sad that all he wants to do with it is track days - a car like that needs to be raced!
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I find it rather sad that all he wants to do with it is track days - a car like that needs to be raced!
Very true. I remember watching special saloons (and rallycross) on the telly on Saturday afternoons as a kid. The only rule as I recall was that the engine had to be in sort of the same place as in the original car. Some of them are still out there and racing (Baby Bertha probably being the most famous). Peter Baldwin's almost as famous BDA powered Mini is apparently in a glass case in a Japanese shopping centre.
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