The DAF 2600 was built from 1962 to 1974 by DAF.
The truck was introduced in 1962 at the RAI in Amsterdam, it aroused great interest of the audience. It was one of the first trucks designed specifically for the needs of drivers. It has good visibility and comfortable air seats, as well as a powerful heating and air-con system. The 2600 was the first truck with optional beds. The DAF 2600 is regarded by many as the first modern truck.
Originally, the model was a Leyland P680 with a 11.1-litre six-cylinder diesel engine producing 220hp. Later this was replaced by the self-developed DAF DK-engine producing between 230 hp and 304 hp, depending on the model.
15,000 were made.