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#1 OFFLINE   Sigmund Fraud

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:31 PM

As mentioned elsewhere on the forum, I've finally decided to make a serious attempt to sell my 66 Kombi :

 

 

It's a 1973 "De Luxe" model, which means poverty spec : rubber floor matting instead of carpet, painted metal instead of real fake wood on the dash, front drum brakes instead of discs and narrow 14" rims instead of wide 13" ones.

 

It's powered by the good, old Renault Cleon 1108cc engine, coupled with DAF's (in)famous belt-driven variomatic transmission.

 

Like most surviving DAFs, this particular car has had an easy life and appears to have spent more time in storage than on the road. There are just over 54K miles on the odometer.

 

I bought it in mid-2014, after my blue 66 saloon blew its headgasket. The master plan was to quickly recommission the kombi and run it until my saloon was fixed, at which point it would be sold on. In typical Autoshite fashion, the master plan did not work.

 

Four years later, I have done just about enough work for the kombi to be in one piece, run and drive. If I'm honest, it's been a bit of a lash-up and the car is still pretty much a project. This is, of course, reflected in the price.

 

The kombi is very solid, and while it's in desperate need of cosmetic bodywork it shouldn't need anything structural.

 

I took it for a 10 mile drive today, which was the first time it's been driven on the road since 1996.

 

Engine and transmission seemed fine, I took the thing up to 50mph on a B road and it was happy enough. No overheating despite the hot weather.

 

Stopping from 50mph was a bit of an issue, though, and heavy braking revealed a noticeable pull to the left. I've rebuilt the rear brake cylinders, so I suspect that the fronts also need to be done. I have a front cylinder seal kit, which will come with the car.

 

Steering was vague, which could well mean that new rack bushings are required ; this is a common DAF fault. Handling was otherwise fine, though I must confess that I didn't push the car, especially after realising the brakes were shite.

 

The car is MoT exempt, and nominally on the road. But the brakes are shite, it's running on ancient tyres and has been driven a total of 10 miles in the past 22 years. So it should be transported rather than driven away by its lucky new owner.

 

 

All proceeds from the sale will go towards the restoration of this faded primadonna :

 


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#2 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:42 PM

That is gorgeous, sadly I am in no better place to buy that when we first discussed it a couple of years ago. Good luck with the sale mate.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:05 PM

This was mine (I think), there have been so many cars I have lost track. This is potentially a bloody good car, minor cosmetics and a brake rebuild should suffice. 

 

At this price it is an utter steal. If I had the money and were able to allow myself to purchase, then it would be with me already.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:12 PM

You have had so many cars Ken it’s probably easier to list the ones you haven’t owned! It is a beaut though, just wish I could make things work and bring it here.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:29 PM

That would be an interesting list.

 

Have these for starters:

 

Mini Clubman

Simca 1000 (top of my all time want list)

Rolls Royce/Bentley

MGB GT

Porsche

Mercedes

Peugeot

Anything V8

Cortina

Metro

Modern MINI

Range Rover

 

Anyway, back to the Daf.

 

This is an utter bargain, get it bought.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:29 PM

Have we had any news/threads on that Panhard?  I love 'em!


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:53 PM

Make no mistake, these are the most funnest things of ever! The Combi's are super practical and infinitely prettier. 

 

GIB someone! 

 

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:44 PM

I would love this. DAFs are such a hoot to drive. Sadly no money or room at the inn the noo.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:21 PM

That is utterly fantastic. Thank God I can't acquire it.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:25 PM

Unldess you wanna swap for a shitty scirocco, GLWTS lol



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:34 PM

Thanks for the kind words, gents. Hopefully it will find a good home on here, I'd hate to have to ebay it !

 

Carlo, the Panhard project is still at the disassembly and assessment stage. Once there's actual progress, it will be documented in my "private scrapyard" thread.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:53 PM

Even that tiny sliver of 24 is enough to make me shudder with... What's the opposite of a fond memory? Good luck, you'll need it.

Daf looks great btw
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:17 AM

Even that tiny sliver of 24 is enough to make me shudder with... What's the opposite of a fond memory? Good luck, you'll need it.

 

Surely, they're not that bad ?

 

Yes, I know they're actually even worse !



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:53 AM

Very nice 24CT at Prescott last month.  Had been a labour of love for him for many years.  Colour is a 2CV one I believe, and really suits it.

 

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:11 AM

What a miserable turd = mega want.
GLWTS...
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:37 PM

What a miserable turd


Heretic!
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 01:29 PM

Heretic!

 

He clearly meant it like this :

 

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:06 PM

Back around 1982/3 my Dad bought a P reg Daf 46 to replace his tired N reg Reliant Robin and it was a good faithful servant for the next 8 years.

 

This little car has to be the bargain of the year,mot and tax free and sod all a year to insure what's not to like ?

 

It's almost like free motoring and it's an estate car so will easily earn it's keep just doing tip runs and carting your flea ridden dog around.

 

Honestly if i needed a little car for a local daily commute this would be on my driveway.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:32 PM

He clearly meant it like this :
 
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Exactly; humour rarely comes over well on the interweb.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:04 AM

Bumping this back to page 1... Come on people, get it bought !

 

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:47 PM

But Sir! That picture is of a Volvo 66.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:53 PM

Pedant :mrgreen:


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:43 PM

Close enough ;)


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:27 AM

Weekend bump !

 

 

A unique opportunity to purchase an appreciating* classic* with glorious* motorsport* heritage*.

 

 

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:30 AM

Moar pics of the needy bits might help? :)


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:39 AM

Moar pics of the needy bits might help? :)

 

I suspect everyone on here knows what a drum brake looks like  :mrgreen:


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 03:30 PM

Body bits lol


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:08 PM

Body bits lol

 

Offside wing and front valance need paint. Nearside wing needs a couple of grotty bits repaired (non structural !), a couple of dents pulled out, filler and paint. Nearside door needs a dent pulled out, filler and paint. Nearside sill needs paint.



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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:35 PM

I would love this but dread to think what it might cost getting it back here.


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:41 PM

I would be extremely disappointed if you didn't drive down in one of the 305s, and a-frame the DAF back !


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