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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]


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Category: B140

Kenya, out of all the places worldwide where you find Datsun 1200s, is a place where utility is prized. There the Datsun 1200 truck is called a 1/2 ton pickup.

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Datsun/Nissan 1200 -- an icon of Kenya roads -- was replaced by the Nissan NP200 in 2009. In the used truck market (in 2015) you can find Datsun 1200 pickups, Nissan 1200s, but also some #B140 (Nissan 1400) imported from South Africa.

Prizing utility, Kenyans outfit their Datsun trucks with rollbars, canopies, light cages, cargo racks, and tarps. Additionally, the government mandates reflectors.

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DT Dobie was the Nissan distributor in Kenya since 1964.
DT Dobie: The Nissan ˝ Ton pick-up is a living legend in Kenya. It is the most affordable half ton pick-up on the market and it works just as hard as you do. Now with competitive finance packages available, the B140 half ton just gets better and better, long after you’ve stopped paying for it.

2012 B140 price 990,000

This one could be a Japan used import
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Reflectors on the bumpers are a unique Kenyan touch

Dual reflectors are placed on the tailgate too
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Canopies are common
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Strong rear-window guards

Wrought Iron
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Roll Bars

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The unique Kenyan full-rail cargo rack is beefy.
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Tarp Frames

Steel frame for a tarpaulin
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Light Cages

Safety cages for the lights.
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Writing on the door or front fender is common
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Nissan 1400s can be found on the used market in Kenya, often advertised specifically as a B140. These might be imported from South Africa. If it has a high roof, it is a later 1400 (early 1400s before 1985 had a low roof).

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