Datsun 1200s were locally assembled in Australia in 1971 by Nissan Motor Co. (Australia) Pty. Ltd. Sedans were locally assembled from "Complete Knock Down" kits (CKD).
Models locally assembled from "Complete Knock Down" (CKD) kits include these 4-door sedans:
- B110 - Datsun 1200
- S - Standard model
- T - 4-speed transmission
- U - Export
- A - Automatic
- L - Locally assembled (?). This is a guess, never having encountered it before
Note that U is used by LHD exports, and by RHD exports. All the USA models end with U, but so do RHD B120 utes.
Nissan Australia P/L Manufacturer's Plate, which certifies that the vehicle meets various Australia Design Rules in effect the year of manufacture.
Differences from Japan-built B110s include:
- Locally designed and source upholstery
- (Some) with Borg Warner 60 differential (smaller than the kind used in B210s)
- Reportedly, light blue tailshafts are the ones manufactured in Australia.
Nissan Pty. assembled some 120Y sedans from CKD, using some local parts like seats & interiors and brake components. NOTE: all coupes were imports from Japan. Plus a BW68 rear axle.
- Starting in October 1975 for the 1976 model year?
- From July 1976 changes?