Friday 7th February 1958
DAF’s first production car, the automatic transmission ‘600’, financed by the success of DAF trucks, was introduced at the Auto RAI Amsterdam. The 590cc 2 cylinder four-stroke engine was capable of developing 22 hp, giving it a top speed of just 55 mph (90km/h). In the beginning the cars were available in two versions, the “Standaard” (standard) and the “Luxe” (luxury). The Standard was very basic, only available in grey-green colour with grey interior, without wheel covers and with ivory coloured bumpers. Most buyers however opted for the “Luxe” which was available in six colours. The combination of a white roof and white walled tyres was optional. The interior was dark grey with grey or black and white. The wheel covers and bumpers were chrome.