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Old 02-07-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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Is that a DAF?

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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Well, frankly the name is visible on the information board in front of the car if I zoom in .
I noticed that on a previous post but in the confusion of trying to get a pic to work i posted that one up not remembering it had a description board in front of it ..
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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Is that a DAF?

Yes, it's a DAF Daffodil.
DAF was a Dutch manufacturer and the first to introduce CVT (continuously variable transmission) in their cars. They were later taken over by Volvo.

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Old 02-08-2012, 05:55 AM
 
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Here is another small car of the '60s for you to identify.



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Old 02-08-2012, 06:17 AM
 
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Post 184=62 DKW Junior
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:32 AM
 
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Post 184=62 DKW Junior

Excellent!

For those who are not familiar with this little car, it was a FWD car powered by a 2-cycle engine. In case that seems familiar--like the original Saab--there is a reason for that! The original Saab Model 92 of 1949 was essentially an aerodynamic version of the pre-war DKW, complete with a copy of DKW's tiny 2-cylinder 2-cycle engine. In 1955, Saab expanded the engine to 3 cylinders!

Incidentally, DKW was one of the 4 indendent makes that were gathered under one company, called Auto Union. DKW's stable-mates were the luxurious Horch (the favorite parade car of high-ranking Nazis), the Audi, and the little Wanderer. Today, the one surviving make, Audi, uses Auto Union's 4-ring emblem as its own trademark.

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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Odd little duck with funny motor


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Old 02-08-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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My best guess is an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, but...the classic Alfa grill is not there. And, I don't recall anything odd about this model's engine, so...I'm not really confident about this answer.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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its manufacturer is in the same 3 letter name game as DAF or DKW, this company is also well known for its motorcycles..
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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Thanks for the hint!

I am confident that it is an NSU Spider, the first production car with the rotary Wankel engine.
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