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Items starting with D

DAF 33 Pick-Up- 1967

DAF 33 Pick-Up- 1967

D.A.F. stands for Vandoorne’s AutomobielFabriek. The first D.A.F. car went into production in 1959. It was produced with a step-free variomatic-transmission, a fully automatic system using a centrifugal clutch and a v-belt drivea with a limited slip differential. 

  • Country of Origin: Netherlands
  • Van Doorne’s Automobiel Fabriek N.V. Eindhoven
DAF 66 1300 Marathon- 1975

DAF 66 1300 Marathon- 1975

D.A.F. is a Dutch company that began in the late 1920s as a garage. After WWII, the company started manufacturing commercial vehicles. The economical situation and the success of D.A.F. trucks made it possible for Hub Van Doorne to realize his dream of producing a luxury car. 

  • Country of Origin: Netherlands
  • DAV Car B.V.
Daihatsu K-10 Midget II-1996

Daihatsu K-10 Midget II-1996

Created as a light delivery vehicle for tight spaces, the Midget was originally introduced in 1957 as a three-wheeled truck and enjoyed huge popularity among small businesses and delivery services all over Asia. This version, the Midget II, debuted in 1996 to meet modern standards for the same design ideals.

Dallara Truck Nation IRL Car- 1999

Dallara Truck Nation IRL Car- 1999

The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the sanctioning body of a predominantly oval based open-wheel racing series in the United States and Japan. Founded in 1994 by Tony George, one of the IRL’s most popular race is the Indianapolis 500. 

  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • Dallara
Daus-1954

Daus-1954

 

Otto Daus was one of those rare individuals that not only decided he could build his own car, he actually did it.

 

David Austin Hillclimb- 2000

David Austin Hillclimb- 2000

This car was built by David Austin to compete in S.C.C.A. hillclimbs and autocrosses. The concept of the car began with acquisition of a good motor from a wrecked motorcycle.

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • David Austin, Pennsylvania
Davis Divan- 1948

Davis Divan- 1948

Glenn Gordan “Gary” Davis was an industrial designer and salesman. Around the end of World War II, he bought a small racecar that a California racing enthusiast had converted to a 3-wheeler–thinking it would make a practical economy car. 

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Davis Motorcar Co.
Derny Cyclotandem- 1950

Derny Cyclotandem- 1950

Derny is a term that has become synonymous with small pacing vehicles for bicycle racing, but the company itself was more than just jargon. Born out of a French craze for motorized bicycles during the 1930s, Derny debuted its first model, the “Entraineur” in 1938, to pace the Bordeaux-Paris race.

Deutsch-Bonnet HBR5- 1955

Deutsch-Bonnet HBR5- 1955

Deutsch-Bonnet was an unofficial partnership between Charles Deutsch and Rene Bonnet. It was “unofficial” because Deutsch was a civil servant who oversaw all French roads and French law prohibited civil servants from owning a business. 

  • Country of Origin: France
  • Rene Bonnet
Devin Renault Special-1959

Devin Renault Special-1959

This car is the marriage of a Devin F body and a 1954 Renault 4CV chassis and drivetrain. Originally built by Harry Rasmussen in the Pacific Northwest, it was completed in time for dis-play at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.

DKW Auto Union 1000- 1958

DKW Auto Union 1000- 1958

The name DKW comes from “Damph-Kraft-Wagon” which translates to “steam powered vehicle.”It carries this name because the first vehicle its Danish designer, J.S. Rasmussen built was a light steam car. 

DKW Auto Union 1000- 1961

DKW Auto Union 1000- 1961

The name DKW comes from “Damph-Kraft-Wagon” which translates to “steam powered vehicle.” It carries this name because the first vehicle its Danish designer, J.S. Rasmussen built was a light steam car.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Auto Union GmbH
DKW F2-1933

DKW F2-1933

DKW started as a motorcycle manufacturer in 1919.  Their first motorcycles were called Das Kleiner Wunder (the little wonder); hence the name DKW.

DKW Monza- 1959

DKW Monza- 1959

The Monza seen here is one of a handful of survivors, out of an unknown total production numbering fewer than 240. Being such a low-volume car, it is what the British would refer to
as a “Bitsa” – it has a bit o’ this, and a bit o’ that…
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