1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2 door Sports Coupe mild A12 from Australia and New Zealand


It's a race car all in all


Only stuff that was of my own fault. It was rebuilt with new pistons/rings/bearings etc and freshened head with new valves the week I purchased it. I managed to bend a push rod through over revving of the engine :)

General Comments:

The best car I have ever owned, full stop. Never let me down, I drove it 200+ k's each way nearly every weekend for almost a year, to see my girlfriend and it never once let me down.

It had the power after some modifications to be safe and be able to really turn on the heat when haste was of necessity.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2001

4th Jun 2014, 08:02

Funny, I had a similar experience, my Datsun Coupes, 6 in all, so far varied in engine size from stock 1200 to 1300 mild tune, to 1500 medium tune, and just recently an 1800 injected turbo.

First time I remember meeting my to be girlfriend, I picked her up in my 1300 coupe, and eventually did the 200 miles a week driving to and from to picking her up, and now after 28 years of marriage, she has let me buy a 1800 turbo 1; a match made in heaven me thinks :)

1972 Datsun 1200 1.2 from Australia and New Zealand


Built to be thrashed


Rust on the front quarters and in the engine bay above the firewall.

The engine is a little smokey, probably has never had its head off since new.

Original shocks are worn.

General Comments:

Fantastic reliability and low running costs.

Great handling and extreme chuck-ability.

Excellent control under all driving conditions, especially dirt.

An under-estimated driver's car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2001

15th Dec 2005, 23:04

I'm about to buy a 1973 Datsun 1200 2 door coupe with 61000 original miles needs carb rebuilt, but otherwise runs perfect, paint is kinda faded and has only one small dent. The guy wants $300.00, is it worth it??

18th Dec 2005, 19:45

Hel..., er, heck yes! Any time you can get a car that runs and moves under its own power, especially with only 61,000 miles, it's worth it for $300. Of course, you have to be prepared for the possibility that within 6 months after you buy it, it will need some things. All used cars do. Assume you'll have to give it a tune-up, buy a new alternator and starter, replace the belts and hoses, and probably change the engine coolant, transmission fluid, and the brake shoes. Routine maintenance, but stuff that generally has been neglected by somebody selling an old car for $300.

6th Jan 2006, 00:30

One of the best cars I have ever owned! Wish I still had it...30 yrs later!