1974 Datsun 120Y Sedan from Australia and New Zealand - Comments

13th Jan 2001, 17:39

Just wondering if you're in the Datsun Owners Club? It's easy to get spares, news about Datsuns and so on.

16th May 2001, 06:24

I bought a 1974 model 120y for a paddock basher in April 98, thrashed the hell out of it for two and three quarter years before it died. It went suprisingly well for such a small engine. Which started first go nine out of ten times.

I had to replace: the clutch, ignition leads, spark plugs, alternator and points.

Overall it was a very reliable car and covered some pretty insane terrain no worries.

24th Sep 2002, 06:50

I bought my Datsun 120y a couple of months ago. It is a beautiful car, runs perfectly, takes hills in fourth gear and is fairly cheap to fix.

The only things that are wrong or have gone wrong with my car is a leaking fuel pump and the original carpet is not in the best condition.

I bought the car off an old lady all original, and I mean all. I have done minor cosmetic modifications. They are just a new steering wheel, gear stick nob and mag wheels. I have also replaced the original am radio.

7th Apr 2003, 07:57

In the 4 years I have owned my Datsun, almost no money has been spent on the cars mechanicals. The car has been driven hard on many occasions, but has been serviced regularly.

I have given many cars a run for their money off the lights.

I have reached a top speed of 160 kph (seriously!)

Because of the cars excellent qualities, I have gifted the car with 13" steel 'turbine' wheels, 185/65 Kumho tires, and have lowered the car approximately 1.5 inches.

To summarize, this has been the best car I have ever owned and I hope to have the car for many years to come.

4th May 2004, 01:55

My 120Y rocks it's got a to3 turbo and a 4 inch exhaust I reached 175 km/h before it spat out the no.3 piston all in all is a good car.

21st Dec 2004, 16:26

Does anyone know where I may buy a rear Window rubber for a 1974 Datsun 120Y in Australia. Please email me - kelbus@yahoo.com.au

Thanks heaps.

27th Jul 2009, 02:23

I bought my '75 120Y about a month ago as a daily commuter so my Mercedes could semi retire, I had my doubts about the tiny engine and 3 speed auto combination, but overall it is a good A to B car.

I had some issues with the Hitachi carburettor, but now that it's fixed (after several frustrating evenings in the garage) it starts first time and is very economical.

For a 34 yr old car, it manages to keep up with traffic and has very little rust. It's a good car for what I need it for and is becoming a rare sight on the roads - I intend to keep mine for a while as I can't think of another old 4 door car that costs so little to run and maintain, and yet still stands out from the crowd...

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