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.
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.
B110 version intoduced was the GX-5 which arrived in August
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