DAF 55 Siluro by Giovanni Michelotti – 1968

DAF 55 Siluro

DAF 55 Siluro by – 1968

Marca : DAF
Modello : 55
Versione : Siluro
Anno : 1968
Esemplari prodotti : 1
Designer : Giovanni Michelotti
Motore : 4 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 1.108 cc
Distribuzione : OHV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Potenza : 50 CV a 5.000 giri/min
Top speed Km/h :

The DAF 55 Siluro was treasured by Michelotti and he kept the car in good order untill his untimely death. The car then came in the possession of his son. He kept the car in his garden in memory of his father. Through the years the car’s condition deteriorated; bird were flying in and out, dogs and cats stayed in it and the trunk contained honey-combs.

After many years there was little left of the car and finally the Siluro was sold to a German merchant. This man offered the car immediately to the DAF Museum in the Netherlands.

With funding from the DAF Museum, the derelict car was bought and restored in the original condition. The car’s body needed a lot of attention and craftsmanship to restore as there were obviously no spare parts for this unique prototype. Special attention had to made to the hand-made bucket seats as well as re-chroming the hand-made chrome parts.

Courtesy of: Supercar.net

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