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Volvo (Daf) 66 GLS Combi

Taking the old girl out for a short little ride around the block. Yes, it's old, and noisy but a heck of a lot of fun to drive around in! It get's a lot of attention from everyone around. People are waving, smiling or honking as you pass by. Too bad there are just a few that have survived, so you don't spot these cars in the wild very often, especially this GLS model. A GLS had black racingstripes on the side, special rims and was bright orange. This car has a special gearbox, called a Variomatic or CVT. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is a transmission which can change steplessly through an infinite number of effective gear ratios between maximum and minimum values. That's why you will not hear the car shifting as I'm driving around. Funny thing is that the CVT allows the car to go in reverse just as fast as in drive, which means you can drive backwards with 145km/h! This particular car was saved from the junkyard, and while it's a bit rusty from the outside, it drives fine. It's an ongoing restauration project, so this car will look like new in a few years (hopefully). The reason that it takes a while before I start driving is that a CVT as an automatic clutch, which engages at around 1200RPM. Since the car needs to be running on the choke for a while, the idling speed is too high to put it in drive. (And yes, ofcourse the car has normal back seats, but they were folded down, because I used the Volvo66 to move some stuff around)

Volvo66, Daf66, 66, Dolvo, GLS, combi, variomatic, CVT, transmission



Duration: 5 minutes : 52 seconds
Author: Ceristimo1
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