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1973 DAF 1400 [FA]

1973 DAF 1400 [FA] in Challenge for a Lifetime, Documentary, 1975 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Simple truck — Model origin: NL

1973 DAF 1400 [FA]

Position 00:16:38 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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dsl SX

2015-05-12 23:47

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The only view, and nothing else I can link it to from the film sequencing. Any chance it's the 1972 Dodge?? Or??

kudos SX

2015-05-13 01:24

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Not the Dodge, but a real puzzler! I would suggest a DAF, though can't be certain.

electra225 IT

2015-05-13 16:33

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Yellowish Audi 100 (C1) barely visible through the lorry's vent window.

Weasel1984 PL

2015-05-13 23:07

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Agree, it looks like DAF:
[Image: daf.jpg]
On the brightened movie screen we can see that screw on the door trim (below window) in both trucks is in the same place
However it is not necessary the same model what on "my" pic (which is 2800), as the same doors were used also in other ones.

zodiac SE

2015-05-14 13:55

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Was DAF common on the UK HGV market in the early 70's?

Sunbar UK

2015-05-14 14:37

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DAF started importing truck into the UK in 1966-7 through independent dealer networks. Sales increased steadily and DAF Trucks (GB) Ltd was formed in 1973 and sold over 1,000 vehicles in the first year. By 1979 this increased to 2,200 per year with Volvo selling about 3,750 per year and imported trucks had about 25% of the UK market.

Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"

dsl SX

2015-05-14 14:48

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Any idea which was best seller in early 70s?? Is it safe to just ID this as 2800??

Sunbar UK

2015-05-14 15:53

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No figures found in the 1970s for the different ranges. A lot of Commercial Motor Magazine publicity for the heavier models due to the fact that heavier trucks were being introduced on UK roads and them being more news-worthy.

DAF replaced the 2600 series in April 1974 with the 2800 and it shared a lot of cab components with the old 2600 and the lighter mid-range models. Only the cab width and newly introduced tilting mechanism determined the 2800.

If DAF 2800 is chosen the only comment I have is the cab height looks low to me and the man standing in the road is more than level with the bottom of the cab's window.

Compare it with this DAF 2300, is it more likely a smaller DAF truck with a lower cab?

[Image: daf2300cab.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2015-05-14 15:54:43

zodiac SE

2015-05-14 15:55

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Thank's for the reply!
I keep forgetting that other markets had a more varied flora of brands than Sweden. Volvo and Scania combined had something like 90% of the market in tha 80's and 90's.

How about ID it as F 218/ F 198/ F 220 as that was the cab name rather than the size of the engine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DAF_F218_series ?

dsl SX

2015-05-15 00:57

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If we follow the F218/F198/F220 terminology as ^, we would be creating a new model in our listing, with no friends. If I've understood the wiki F218 page and DAF numbering correctly, the smallest version which matches something we've got already is DAF 1700.

Sunbar UK

2015-05-15 17:39

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In the light truck range with this tilt cab, DAF appears to have sold the DAF 1400 and 1600 in the early 1970s in the UK.

15th-september-1972
DAF Motors (GB) Ltd will be showing ...FA 1400 DD 4 X 2 truck chassis is in keeping with DAF's policy of eventually offering the whole range of DAF products in the UK... DAF now offers a range as wide as any manufacturer.

[Image: daf1400.jpg]

DAF 1200 & 1400

Other than what I have found through Google and the CM archive I cannot confirm or comment on the range and amount of light trucks sold by DAF in the UK!

-- Last edit: 2015-05-16 12:26:35

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