<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284

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Lot 326¤
1962 DAF 750 Pickup

Sold for US$ 5,600 inc. premium
1962 DAF 750 Pickup
Chassis no. 118284

746cc 2-Cylinder, Boxer Air-Cooled Engine
26bhp
Variable Belt-Drive Automatic Transmission
Independent Suspension Front and Rear

*Rare Dutch pickup
*Unconventional gearbox
*A fine contender for a mild restoration


THE DAF 750

Dutch company Van Doorne's Automobielfabriek NV (DAF) began making trailers in the 1920s and turned to commercial vehicle manufacture in 1950. In 1958 the Eindhoven-based firm introduced its first car, the DAF 750, which was distinguished by its use of step-less 'Variomatic' automatic transmission. Automatic transmissions were, of course, no novelty on large cars but the DAF system, which used a centrifugal clutch and V-belt drive to a limited-slip differential, was unusual. An engine of 590cc and with a mere 22bhp at its disposal fed into this system. Nevertheless, with only a forward/reverse gearlever and no clutch pedal, the DAF 750 was one of the easiest cars to drive. Larger, more powerful models followed, all with the Variomatic transmission, which also found its way into a military 4x4 and a Formula 3 car. DAF was taken over by Volvo in the 1970s and its name disappeared from the marketplace soon after.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Powered by the 746cc twin-cylinder engine producing 26bhp, this DAF 750 is a very rare pick-up truck variant. Believed to be one of just seven known survivors, this very charming truck is one of the rarest of all DAFs. Showing approximately 25,000 miles it is in very original condition. The interior is well preserved down to its original molded rubber DAF embossed mats. Behind the seats are canvas tool bags and spare with cover with storage pockets. The dash pad is present though the fam is expired. The exterior is still in original paint and special DAF embossed mud flaps are fitted at the back. The original hoops for the canvas bed cover are still complete. The engine bay looks generally unmolested and the engine does run.

Fresh out of long-term indoor storage, this DAF will need some general recommissioning. The car is straight and sound though there is some corrosion here and there in the bodywork. This is a well preserved and very complete example of an extremely rare mini pickup. This tiny DAF is very charming and would certainly be a popular attraction where ever it ventured.

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<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
<b>1962 DAF 750 Pickup</b><br />Chassis no. 118284
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