DAF 44

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The DAF 44 is a small family car that was introduced in September 1966 by the Dutch company DAF. It was the first car to be built at the company's new plant at Born in Limburg. Styled by Giovanni Michelotti, it represented a cautious move upmarket for the company which hitherto had produced, for the passenger car market, only the smaller slower Daffodil model (subsequently rebadged as the DAF 33 to align with the form of nomenclature introduced with the 44).

The 2 cylinder engine would have been familiar to any driver of the less powerful DAF 33, and the bore remained unchanged at 85½ MM. Stroke was increased to 73½ MM, however, giving an increase in engine displacement from 745 CC to 845 CC and an increase in claimed output from 30 HP to 35 HP. The compression ratio remained low enough to permit the use of relatively low octane fuel.

The DAF 44 is a small family car that was introduced in September 1966 by the Dutch company DAF. It was the first car to be built at the company's new plant at Born in Limburg. Styled by Giovanni Michelotti, it represented a cautious move upmarket for the company which hitherto had produced, for the passenger car market, only the smaller slower Daffodil model (subsequently rebadged as the DAF 33 to align with the form of nomenclature introduced with the 44).

The 2 cylinder engine would have been familiar to any driver of the less powerful DAF 33, and the bore remained unchanged at 85½ MM. Stroke was increased to 73½ MM, however, giving an increase in engine displacement from 745 CC to 845 CC and an increase in claimed output from 30 HP to 35 HP. The compression ratio remained low enough to permit the use of relatively low octane fuel.

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