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Oldest DAF truck

Daf has found the oldest Daf truck still in commercial use following an international search.

The 50 year-old truck was found as part of an international search to celebrate the manufacturer’s 90th birthday.

 

 

The search was launched with a video on social media, which has since been viewed almost half a million times. Responses reportedly “poured in from all over the world”, but the oldest truck was found virtually in the back garden of the Daf factory in Eindhoven, in the village of Bakel.

Owned by family-run Dutch fairground business Hoefnagels, the Daf A1600 is used almost every day for commercial use.

Frits Hoefnagels (pictured) said: "Our attraction is a cake walk. We use our Daf trucks to transport our ‘Lunapark’ attraction, and the trucks were new when we added them to our fleet.

"The Lunapark goes into storage over the winter, but other than that we are on the move from early spring until late autumn, taking this huge building set from fairground to fairground.

"In addition to a 2800 from 1975 and a 1600 from 1971, we have two A1600s. One of our Daf ‘kikkers’ — so called due to their ‘frog-like’ appearance — is from 1968, and the other from 1969. And we don't take it easy on them.

"We are delighted to own and drive the oldest Daf still in commercial use: a A1600 from 1968."



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