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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

MR 1200

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Category: Featured Cars

Ben Bray's famous Datsun 1200 ute turned an 8.09 second quarter mile at 167 MPH at the Castrol EDGE Winternationals in 2008.

For wardat's "MR.12.00" wagon see MR.12.00
For benny's "MR.12.QQ" sedan, see MR 12QQ



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  • SR20DET engine
  • Weight: 1900 lbs including driver
  • Haltech ECU
  • Kirkey aluminium seat and RPM five-point harness
  • Momo steering wheel
  • fabricated dash panel
  • Autometer gauges and
  • Turbosmart Eboost2 controller
  • AIM electronic display


  • runs an 8 second quarter mile
  • over 650 rwhp
  • massive set of thunder sticks custom made by crower
  • solid head pivot kit by crower
  • oversized valves
  • full manualised Ford C4 automatic
  • 150hp shot of nitrous oxide
  • custom spec Garret turbo
  • custom MSD cdi ignition system

Zoom Magazine

May 2011 - Zoom 160
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The Bray family don't build race cars by halves. Here's Ben's take on the Sport Compact theme
Zoom Drag Racing #2, page 32

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Engine: Nissan SR20DET sleeved out to 2.2 liters.
Heads: STD
Crank: STD
Turbo: Garret GT40/88 
Pistons: Arias
Rods: Crower 300 degree
Cam: Grower
Lifters: Tomi
Cooling: PWR intercooler & radiator
Exhaust: custom made by Fat Pipes 


Gearbox: Ford C4, transbrake, reverse pattern
Bellhousing: STD
Tailshaft: MW
Diff: Strange

Brakes & Suspension

Brakes: Strange disc brakes front and rear.
Front - Strange struts
Rear - AVO adjustable coilovers 

Wheels & Tyres

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Wheels: Centerline Convo Pros
 Front - 15x4" 
 Rear - 15x12" 
Front - Hoosier front runners
Rear - 29 x 12" Hoosier slicks


Redcliffe Dyno and Performance of Clontarf tubbed and lowered the 1200 ute.


Kerry of Showdown Customs painted Mr 1200.


This is how it looked before it became Mr 1200. It started off as the green off the series I RX7 then Ben Bray bought it as a roller. Put the SR20 in it and painted it orange.

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New Owner

Ben Bray sold it and it was briefly fitted with a 13BT engine then it got put into the wall at Powercruise. Afterward it was then sprayed the matte silver colour.

SDR Motorsport
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As of April 2013 it is for sale

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