In 1975, DAF's automobile unit was picked up by Volvo. Volvo, being the safety-conscious Swedes that they are, added bigger bumpers, stuck their manly shield to the grille and called it a day until bringing out the DAF-designed 3-Series a year later, which was a phenomenal success for Volvo in Europe, enjoying a sixteen-year production run. Eventually though, the pragmatic Swedish engineers found the clutch that the Dutch had stolen and soon Americans will be able to purchase the 66's spiritual heir, the C30 sans Variomatic transmission.
Volvo 66 [DAF Club, NL]
The Dutch Stole the Clutch: Jalopnik Goes DAF Crazy! [Internal]