I must say that the DAP 400 in general is quite an old machine. If not more - out of date, which appeared in the already distant 1970 and meets the standards of those times. Now, these norms are far from the requirements and this car is a good idea to spend retirement. Even if not all parts DAF outdated, but overall honors this DAP 400 is for what to give. In those 70's this car is very well sold in European market. And, as it was not sad, until now the market for used trucks for this car is very common. On the aftermarket DAF more frequently. Given the year of the start of production is clear that the DAP 400 is not different technical refinements and mod designs. But with all this at the expense of construction waste DAP 400 is reliable, sufficient durability and maintainability. Who retired in the history of British Leyland concern at one time had the reputation of the manufacturer of reliable and durable trucks and spare parts DAF. His department Morris in Birmingham since 1976 has produced light trucks polukapotnoy layout Leyland Sherpa full weight 2,0-2,5 m. In 1981, a future concern DAP came financial problems as a result of separation has passed under the control of the company Rover, and became known as Freight-Rover. Automobiles and Parts DAF Sherpa continued to be issued. And in 1986, acquired the Dutch company DAF, and Leyland, and Freight-Rover. Models with up to 2,8-3,5 m total weight came to be called Leyland-DAF 400, although they were exported and called DAP 400. Three years later appeared on the market model DAF 200 total weight 2.0 tons - a small copy of "four". In 1993, the release of DAP 400 and DAP 200 was discontinued: the British branch of Leyland-DAF disintegrated. The office in Birmingham has turned into an independent company LDV, where to this day produced an improved version of the DAP 400 - Model branded LDV Convou. In DAP 400 with parts DAF huge number of different versions - korotkobaznye (2,9 m) and elongated (3,2 and 3,6 m). In a production program were provided vans with both low and high roof, the chassis DAP with single and double cabins for the installation of various bodies, buses with spare parts for DAF with a different number of seats (to 17), and even houses on wheels. In addition, the driver's and front passenger door DAP can be either sliding, which is very convenient to the city bustle and traditional swing. A rear axle, and sometimes with single and tandem axles. High windshield DAP provides a good overview, but in the big outside mirrors, "burdock" is convenient to observe the traffic situation. It should be noted a good corrosion resistance DAF spare parts and bodywork - rust occasionally affects only the lower part of it: the bottom, side skirts, rear door edges, welds. English DAP 400 - a typical example of a successful and ageless design. Ease of DAP, reliability and durability - the main advantages of this machine. Unfortunately, corporate services DAF spare parts is expensive and difficult to find an alternative to it. Inaccessible for most carriers and original spare parts. True, our Autobazar still possible to find used spare parts DAF in good condition.