NZ Spec... in Japan! 1972 Datsun 1200 SSS

February 20, 2021

I got alerted to a rare Datsun that had found its way from New Zealand to Kumamoto, which is kinda near where I live. Just 800 of these SSS versions of the Datsun 1200 sedan were built and featured a highly tuned engine; cam, twin Delloro carbs (plus airbox), extractors, plus some styling tweaks; bonnet blackouts, SSS emblems inside and out, plus 5-slot jellybean wheels, a three-spoke sports steering wheel, 8,000 rpm VDO tacho.

The B110 Series Sunny was built from Apr 1970 to 1976. This Sunny was built in 1972. It has a 1,171cc inline 4 engine.

More information: Wikipedia - Datsun Sunny

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