A few years ago I talked about an idea I had about re-releasing the DAF 33, DAF 44, DAF 55 and the DAF 66. DAF stands for Van Doorne’s Aanhangwagen Fabriek. But offcourse that isn’t exotic, so we should change the name into Dutch Auto Factory. Damn, that will sell! Especially in the Asian market, I mean in a globalized world, local products will and are the thing! The DAF cars always had an image problem. But one day you’re fashion (ofcourse with all new color options and all that. It is a shame that they don’t know this.


Look at the re-release of the (electric) Trabant.. I told you, hihi..


  1. DeLuxe
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    Great idea, bring The Daf Back!
    Unfortunately, most originals were thrashed during the famous demolition derby ‘Achteruitrijden’.
    mainly because the Dafs were equipped with the infamous ‘variomatic’ transmission system –the so-called ‘pientere pookje’, clever clutch,– which allowed the car to drive just as fast backwards as forwards.

    See them go:

    The NeoDaf could very well go back to their original logo:

    As for the colours: they could actually be the first to use MATTE finish on their cars. Soft, natural colours with an egg-shell shine. And brushed aluminium. :-)

    Or even be really Eco-Retro-Neo-Regio Trendy, and re-issue their hand-made, wicker basket style beach car, The topless ‘Daf Kini’

  2. Sian
    Posted August 31, 2010 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    I agree bring back the DAF. I have a 1972 DAF 33 as an everyday car, brilliant fun and still as economical as when it was built. It can do 45mpg, and copes with both town driving and motorways. Bring back DAF :)

  3. Andriy
    Posted January 16, 2011 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    I am a ukrainian, but I also have some plans about re-releasing DAF cars…

One Trackback

  1. [...] I fully support the intention of Dutch art hipsters to bring back the DAF. You might also be interested in these posts:A Definition of Design [...]