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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

KB110

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Category: Body

<-- Back to Body Styles
   B110  4-door sedan
   B110R (2-door sedan)
  KB110  (2-door coupe fastback)
  VB110  (van/wagon)
   B120  (truck/pickup aka ute or bakkie)

The 1200 coupe is the one with fastback styling.

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Contents

Overview

Datsun 1200 coupe is implemented as a fastback body. It is not a hatchback. It has a small trunk (boot) lid, which opens directly into the passenger compartment.

See main article: Body Styles

Coupe was never available in STD trim, so it has the upper scale fitments such as round gauges.
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Fastback has a small trunk (it is not a hatchback/liftback)/
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Coupes take especially well to custom touches
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In USA, coupe outsold 2-dr Sedan by more than two to one

  • 2-dr Coupe: 89,541
  • 2-dr Sedan: 43,761


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So what's the difference between a 2-dr 'sedan' and a 2-dr 'coupe'?'

See 2-doors Explained

Coupe
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2-dr Coupe | 2-dr Sedan
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Material Differences

Coupe is same as all other 1200s from the cowl forward -- except for the Coupe Grille.

After of the firewall, all is different:

  • Windshield is lower
  • Doors are longer (matching the 2-door sedan), and folding seats are standard
  • Rear Seat folds down in order to lengthen cargo area
  • Fuel tank is under the trunk (sedan tank is behind seat)
  • Rear shocks are staggered for superior control (same as truck/van)
  • Taillights are long rectangle, somehow looking more timeless than the sedan versions
  • Rear bumper is unique (number plate fits under bumper)

In USA, coupes invariably came with GL-type hubcaps, though DX-type were optional.
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Brochures

See
* Brochures
* Japan Brochures
* USA brochures

A few sneak peeks:

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Japan: Datsun Sunny
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Compared to Sedan

Aside from the fastback body style, the Coupe is different from the 2-door Sedan in many subtle ways, including these:

  • Shocks mounted at angle
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  • Sporty plastic Grille instead of formal stainless grille
  • Folding rear seat
  • Blackout side window trim
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  • B-pillar trim (Sedan has no trim)
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    Trim was painted black on all coupe along with black door window frames.
  • Coupes were not available in STD trim. Therefore, all coupes came with round gauge dash. STD sedans came with rectangular gauge dash
  • Coupe Seats: sporty. Sedan seats: plush
  • Doors have lower height in a coupe, windshield angle different. Uses a different windshied
  • Coupes came with GL Hubcaps, 2-dr sedans DX caps
  • Unique taillights
  • Rear license plate is below bumper, necessitating a unique bumper
  • Full interior door panels

Rear View

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Rear 3/4 View

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