|Production||1972 to 1975|
|Body and chassis|
The DAF 66 was a car of the Dutch manufacturer DAF in the 1970s .
The successor of the DAF 55 designed by Giovanni Michelotti came on the market in October 1972. In addition to the sedan, this was also available as a estate station wagon and coupe.
From the predecessor, a new front design and a De-Dion rear axle instead of a swing axle. The Variomatic transmission has been retained. A special feature of vehicles with DAF Variomatic is that they can drive backwards as fast as forward. The DAF 66 had a 1100 cc Renault engine and reached a top speed of 135 km / h.
The DAF 66 was also made as a sports coupe. From October 1972 to September 1973 it was called the DAF 66 Marathon , after which it was sold until August 1975 as DAF 66 Marathon 1300 with 1289 cc engine and a top speed of 145 km / h. There was also in the short-term DAF 66 Super Sport Marathon 1300 , whose most striking feature are round twin headlights. The DAF YA-66 Based on the DAF-66, a military vehicle was developed, the DAF YA 66, a small pickup . A total of 1201 copies were built.
This was the last car model released as DAF, since Volvo took over the car division in 1975. From October 1975 to December 1979, the model was further produced as Volvo 66 .
Length: 3835 mm
Width: 1525 mm
Height: 1448 mm
Wheelbase: 2250 mm
Curb weight : 780 kg
Displacement: (cm³) 1289
Max. Power: (kW / hp) 42/57 at 5200
Max. Torque: (Nm) 94 at 2800
Maximum speed: (km / h) 145
Acceleration: (0-100 km / h) 23.8 s
Transmission: (standard) Stepless automatic
Carbon dioxide emissions: 261 g / km (factory) / 249 g / km (test)
tank capacity: 42 liter
Consumption: l / 100 km (factory specification) / test 11.0 / 10.5