Datsun 1200

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Datsun 1200

1970 - 1973
Country:
Japan
Engine:
4 cyl.
Capacity:
1171 cc
Power:
69 bhp
Transmission:
4 spd. man
Top Speed:
n/a
Number Built:
89,541 Coupe, 43,761 Sedan
Collectability:
1 star
The Datsun 1200 was the second generation Sunny in Japan. This new Sunny sported MacPherson strut front suspension and the A series engine had grown to 1171cc.

The body had attractive, simple styling and the car was a great sucess worldwide. the B110 range included both two and four door sedans, a coupe and a wagon.

The wagon actually came in three versions ...a standard four door wagon, a two door wagon and a van (although the latter only in a few countries). The van version had the rearmost side windows panneled in and was based on the three door wagon.

The B110 always came with the A12 engine and although there were many different specifications the cars remained relatively unchanged throughout production.

Initially in Japan, the cars could be had in Standard, GL and Deluxe trim and then in April 1970 the GX models were introduced with higher specification trim and black back panels and a broad stripe down the side.

In January 1972 the GL and GX cars recieved a redesigned hood as well as new grilles and tail lights. The last B110 version intoduced was the GX-5 which arrived in August 1972.

The GX-5 had improved interiors, sports stripes and most importantly a five speed transmittion. The GX-5 is the most sought after model these days and can command high prices. In 1973 the Datsun 1200 was replaced by the third generation Sunny, known by most as the Datsun B210.

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