DAF 40GT 1965 by Autocult
Malicious gossip would have it that the Dutch manufacturer
DAF were stuck with the image of being outdated and lacking sportiness since the
beginning of its passenger car production in 1958. It was clear that the
typical DAF customer was not a young, trendy guy, but could be rather found in
a more conservative age group, which focussed more on rugedness and reliability
than on design and visual finesse.
The Dutch car manufacturer consolidated this reputation during
the 1960s. Nevertheless there was at least one attempt also to win sporty
drivers as customers. This idea was anything but a short-dated fantasy and was
seriously pursued. The management contacted the designer Giovanni Michelotti
from Italy, who already did the facelift of the DAF 44. He got the order to
design the new sports car. The guideline of DAF was to design a sports car that
stands out from its competitors to establish itself within the small but
profitable market. This order was most probably of interest for Giovanni
Michelotti and he did an excellent job. The car body had a touch of a BMW,
Porsche, a little bit of a Ferrari and one or two nuances of other competitors.
Overall the Italian created a visually balanced and harmonic silhouette. Even
the type designation was already settled; the car should bear the name 40 GT.
Unfortunately, almost no information about the 40 GT leaked
to the outside. Although one prototype, which is part (without a fitted engine)
of the exhibition at the DAF museum today, was set on its wheels in 1965, there
is only less known about the car until now.
|Description: ||DAF 40GT 1965 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC06033 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Concept Cars, Road |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1965 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||August 2019 |
|Weight: ||500 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces. |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.