1972 DAF 55 Marathon
Very nice car to drive with automatic system
This car, due to its concept (with variomatic) has very high fuel consumption (@ 11L/100).
It's difficult to give an appreciation cause my car was always a rally car from new in 72.
This little car is quite quick - it received a big valve head, a special cam, and one Weber 40DCOE - I don't know the real power cause I can't go on a rolling road; there is no differential at all.
The variomatic use two reinforced belts, and when driving in a hair spin, you can have a ratio on the tight wheel and another on the other one.
That's a little amazing when you begin using it - on snow f.e. in quick drive the car wants to go straight on.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th December, 2008