YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, June 10, 2013
From our What Is That? files:
Astute YAKkers will immediately recognize the breed of today’s featured car from the diagonal grille bar (okay, and the accompanying badge). The really good ones will know that this 1976 Volvo 66 DL is merely a re-badged DAF 66. A re-badged “what” you say? DAF was a Dutch carmaker which was bought out by Sweden’s Volvo in 1975. Not having a proper compact to sell in Europe, Volvo changed a few bits on the DAF 66 and — voila! Instant Volvo compact. They continued producing the 66 in the old DAF plant in The Netherlands through the 1980 model year. It never made an appearance in North America, nor was it missed much.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know