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**SOLD** 1957 DAF YA126 Truck


1957 DAF YA126 Truck

The vendor has kindly supplied the following:

One of 2 DAF trucks entered for this auction. The DAF YA 126 is a 4x4 army vehicle developed in the 1950s to replace WWII Dodge WC51 trucks. It is a lightweight bonneted truck fitted with an in-line, six-cylinder Hercules 4.6-litre petrol engine. It has an output of 102HP and 285Nm.

The gearbox is 4-speed, manual. Designed primarily for use as a weapons carrier, radio truck or ambulance/fire tender, DAF YA 126 had a frontal appearance not dissimilar to the YA 054 jeep clone. In total 3426 trucks of this model were produced and delivered to the Royal Netherlands Army.

The designation YA 126 means: Y — military vehicle, A — general, 1 — load capacity in tonnes, 2 — the series (this is the 2nd series, because the 1st series was the prototype YA 116), 6 — the number of wheels (spare wheels on the sides are also counted).

Overall dimensions — 4550 x2100 x 2180 mm. Kerb weight — 3400 kg, payload — 1000 kg, GVW — 4400 kg. Top speed — 80 kph. Range — 500 km.

The vehicle has six wheels and portal axles for high ground clearance. The portal axle system Daf developed pre-dates the Unimog.  The two centre wheels enable the truck to climb over ridges when the vehicle would otherwise ground.

The truck is powered by American Hercules engines and runs and drives.

Please note that descriptions are produced from information provided by the vendors. We highly recommend that you view in person any potential purchase and take time to inspect paperwork - please call us to arrange an appointment on 01751 477555. Thank you


  • Lot Number: 253
  • Year: 1957
  • Make: DAF
  • Model: Y126 Truck
  • Registration: 228 UYY
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: All Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 4620
  • Estimate: £3750 ~ £4750