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Datsun 1200 came with a variety of stylish exterior mirrors and a simple, classic interior rear-view mirror.



Datsun 1200 came with different mirrors for different markets. Differences are mainly:

  • left-hand-drive vs right-hand-drive models
  • fender-mounted for Japanese market vs door-mounted for other markets
  • Trim: STD vs DX/GL vs GX

The coupe, sedan and van used the same mirrors.

Japan Market

In Japan, mirrors are mounted on the top edge of the front fenders. It seems they always use two, on both R.H. and L.H. fenders.


Glossary: Fender = Guard = Wing


Standard Trim 1200s were fitted with round wing mirrors. The Van Semi-DX also used these the first year.

H10 style STD mirrors



DX and GL used trapezoidal (angled rectangles) mirrors. Optional for all Coupe and Sedan was the GX-style bullet mirrors.


Deluxe and GL Body Styles used a rectangular wing-mounted mirror. It was finished in chrome. It differs from non-JDM mirrors in that it had a different stalk for mounting to the top of the fender, and has a trapezoidal shape.

19958.jpg 19959.jpg 19960.jpg

Van Semi-DX after the facelift used this.

737.jpg 2072.jpg 1523.jpg late GL


GX models had round guard-mounted "bullet-style" mirrors. These were also optional on Deluxe and GL models. Optional for all Coupe and Sedan was the GX-style bullet mirrors.

2781.jpg early GX

752.jpg late GX

The mirrors on these GX models were black with a chrome-like ring.

Ever Wing fender mirror by Ever Ace Co., Ltd.
th_GX_mirrors_a.jpg th_GX_mirrors_b.jpg th_GX_mirrors_c.jpg

When fitting fender-mounted mirrors to non-JDM vehicles, use the factory drilling template.

Other Markets

Most markets outside of Japan used a door-mounted mirror. These are strictly rectangular (not trapezoidal). These came in silver-gray or darker-gray matte finishe, or in chrome. Apparently the color changed over the years (production variance).


LHD mirrors were mounted close to the front edge of the door (farther forward than RHD mirrors):


In the North American market, only left-side mirror was offered. But a right-side mirror could be ordered through Nissan. The North American parts catalog lists only one part number, but it is known that the color varied over the years.

B110: Silver or gray finish
1977: Chrome finish
1978: Black finish

8198.jpg LHD Gray-finish mirror

2125.jpg LHD Darker Gray-finish mirror

364.jpg LHD Chrome-finish mirror - stock?

24303.jpg 24304.jpg

1277.jpg Euro? or aftermarket?

1381.jpg South America? Or aftermarket?

1449.jpg Portugal


Australian mirrors were dealer installed at the time of 'pre delivery' & can be found in various positions from the rear edge of the flipper window up to the front edge of the door.


Does the AU parts catalog list left-side mirror or only the right-side one?

Reply. .............My Australian parts book lists only one external mirror for Australian Datsun 1200 Four Door Sedans, Coupes & Vans [Four Door Wagons] Part Number 96310 - H1900. & this is listed as being used from 10/71. No left side mirror is shown for the 1200 passenger models & it is not clear what was used up to 09/71, if anything.

Datsun 1200 Utes [B120] up to 1981 are shown on my microfiche as using the same right side door mirror from 10/71 [96301-H1900] with another one, [96301-H9500] also being listed as being used in Australia & interchangeable with the former, but not listed as superceding it as no start date for its use is shown.

A left side mirror, Parts Number 96302 - G1271 is shown for Australian use from 11/80

Two other mirrors are listed with odd details, being 96301-H5950 [right] & interchangeable with the second 1200 car mirror [96301-H5900] This mirror, 96301-H5950 is shown as being applicable to, ... "AST, OPT [exc. AST]"

The left side mirror is 96302-H5950 & is shown with an introduction date of 04/79 but is not listed as being interchangeable with other left side mirrors. This too is shown as being for "AST, OPT [exc. AST]"

RHD Gray-finish mirror

Was chrome a stock finish in Australia? All the pics of chrome mirrors look like they are not as tall as non-chrome, so they may be 1600 mirrors.

Reply. .............The mirrors on Australian B110 & B210 models appear to be the same as each other & were gray. The Mirrors used on most Australian B310 models look to be the same as these earlier ones, but were chrome finished. A left side mirror was required by law for Wagons & other commercial types [Vans & Utes] in some of the B310 production years, so the B310 Sportswagon was fitted with a matched pair of chrome mirrors that seem to be 1200 clones.

RHD Chrome-finish mirrors

In Australia, you see a lot of Datsun 1200s with JDM-style mirrors. This is an older mirror, similar to B110 STD trim (round) mirror:
2385.jpg Datsun 1000 mirror on 1200?

South Africa

South Africa models had chrome mirrors mounted far forward on the door. They look unique from other countries.

8349.jpg Deluxe

8350.jpg GX (same mirror as Deluxe)


Bullet Mirrors


Datsun 1200 GX

Datsun 510 SSS/Datsun 240Z

B210 GX

Early B210 (1973-1975) came with mirrors similar to B110 GX, but with a less symmetrical shape.

B210 (left) vs B110

H5000 early B210 GL/GX (black with silver)
8316.jpg 19829.jpg 19828.jpg 19827.jpg 19826.jpg 19825.jpg

PB210 round-bullet mirrors (argent with silver)
1866.jpg 2020.jpg 19067.jpg 24095.jpg

late B210 (B211) squircle aero-mirrors (rounded-off rectangle)
7050.jpg 4073.jpg th_B211_mirror_a.jpg th_B211_mirror_b.jpg
compare to 620 mirror, which looks the same
th_620_mirror_a.jpg th_620_mirror_b.jpg th_620_mirror_c.jpg

GB210 (1600) uses same as late B210 (1200/1400)


th_E10_mirror_1971a.jpg th_E10_mirror_1971b.jpg


KB10 GL black bullets
11540.jpgAlbum click to view

Datsun 1000 GL Coupes had bullet mirror. It was all-black with a matte-black finish:
9766.jpgAlbum click to view 6674.jpgAlbum click to view


11541.jpg S30 black bullets (Z-car)


Chrome 510 Bluebird SSS - Buy from Bprojects

1854.jpgAlbum click to view 174_57c62f1302642.jpgPost click for topic


Black bullets (B10 or S30 ?)
1970.jpgAlbum click to view

5487.jpg gray with black ring

6665.jpg Short-stalk mirrors from Rare Spares

10991.jpg Short-stalk mirrors

1178.jpg Wide-angled mirrors

3400.jpg Aftermarket from American Auto

5701.jpg f=Mitsubishi Colt?

Sunny Truck

1971-1978 Early Japan-market Sunny Trucks used the same mirrors] as Deluxe cars:

1978-1989 LHD LB122 late-model mirror
2732.jpg 20931.jpg

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Aussie Ute

Early Utes used the same mirror as cars, though in a black finish:


Some were mounted farther forward on the door:

5720.jpg RHD B120 late-model mirror

Late Aussie utes apparently came with a semi-gloss black mirror:

  • 664.jpg692.JPG1210.jpg

690.jpg Stock mirror? Body-color

974.jpg Stock mirror? Body-color

1225.jpg Color-keyed

934.JPG B20 used round mirror


Newer bakkies (B140) used a black rectangular mirror mounted far forward on the door.

1129.jpg 2001, 2003 Bakkie

7404.jpg 2005 bakkie

8987.jpg 2006 bakkie

Was body-color a factory option?

  • 1122.jpg1219.jpg

Kiwi Utes

New Zealand utes featured a black matte finish mirror.

385.jpg Left-hand door mirror was an optional accessory on New Zealand Road^Star ute, but was standard on Sport^Star.

L.H. mirror as also a part of the Dress Pak 2 for Roadstar.


Mirror Comparo

  • 6058.jpg Carbon-fibre mirror
  • 6843.jpg Bullet-style mirror (Modified from short-stalk version)
  • 8256.jpg 1980s Italian-style
  • 10814.jpg Supercheap - not as tall as stockos
  • 4216.jpg 1980s style



Be cautious about cutting the hole. Several guys have cut the hole too big, I guess it's easy to do.

Wing Mirrors

817 mm forward from door edge

Factory Diagram:


Wing (fender) mirrors. 724 mm (28.5 inch) from back of fender to front of mirror base.


Left to right: centered in top of guard (6.5 cm wide).

Late Sunny Truck



Pitch between screw mounting guide : 1 1/4"
Mounting guide outer diameter : 3/8"
Mounting center to mirror surface : 4 1/4"
Outer Mounting Support size ( W x L ) : 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"
Inner Mounting Support size ( W x L ) : 1 7/8" x 3 1/2"
Mounting edge to mirror edge ( max. ) : 6 "
Bottom-top Height : 6 "
Mirror size ( W x L ) : 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Setback Mirrors

Mirrors can be mounted towards rear edge of the fender for a unique look


mirrors mounted farther back


Aftermarket mirror (measure your own mirror to make sure it is similar)
10995.jpg 10990.jpg 10991.jpg 10992.jpg 10993.jpg

Interior Mirrors

Rear-View Mirror

See main article: Rear-view Mirror

Vanity Mirror

Kiwi Roadstar featured a vanity mirror (per text in this photo):

Part Numbers

Note that discontinued (NLA) parts can sometimes be found on eBay or from individual stores (NOS or "New Old Stock"), so adding NLA part numbers to this article is useful.

See the Parts Sources article for current contact information for suppliers.

North America

NISSAN - door-mounted rectangular mirrors:

  • 96302-H5950 ASSY-DOOR MIRROR LH SEDAN, COUPE (96302-H1900) $57.15 USD
  • The NA catalog does not list a R.H. mirror. But it is part no. 96301-H5950 (thanks to rgrinder for providing the number).

NOTE: Original 1200 mirrors are either dull silver finish or darker gun-metal gray.

Mounting template: 22129.jpg

Datsun 620 (Chrome finish?)

  • 96302-B5510 ASSY-MIRROR,DOOR LH $72.45
  • 96301-B5510 ASSY-MIRROR,DOOR RH OP $72.53
  • See main article: 620 Mirrors


B310 catalog (do these fit B110?)

  • 96302-U8710 MIRROR ASSY-OUTSIDE LH SEDAN(2DOOR) [chrome?] $72.33 USD
  • 96302-U8810 MIRROR ASSY-OUTSIDE LH SEDAN(2DOOR STD) 1279- [non-chrome?] $67.73 USD
  • 96301-U8710 MIRROR ASSY-OUTSIDE RH OP SEDAN(2DOOR) Chrome $72.33 USD
  • 96301-H9110 MIRROR ASSY-OUTSIDE RH OP SEDAN(2DOOR STD) 1279- $105.00 USD
  • 08330-52090 SCREW-TAPPING(M5) (2) SEDAN(2DOOR) $0.30 USD
  • 80870-H9101 REINFORCEMENT ASSY-DOOR MIRROR RH OP SEDAN(2DOOR) 0779- 0870-H9100 $9.83 USD
  • 80871-H9101 REINFORCEMENT ASSY-DOOR MIRROR LH SEDAN(2DOOR) 0779- 80871-H9100 $7.90 USD



Early (before serial number B10 B10-058972
* 96301-18001 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (R.H) Sedan
* 96302-18001 serial number ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (L.H) Sedan
Late (from from B10-058972)
* 96301-27700 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (R.H) Standard
* 96302-27700 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (L.H) Standard
  STD mirror
* 96301-27701 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (R.H) Deluxe
* 96302-27701 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (L.H) Deluxe
  DX mirror
B110 JDM Catalog (1971/1973 catalogs)
Sedan, Coupe, Van
* 96301-H1000 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (R.H.) Std, VP '71
* 96302-H1000 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (L.H.) Std, VP '71
* 96301-H1100 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (R.H.) DX/GL, VP '72, Truck 7510-7803
* 96302-H1100 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (L.H.) DX/GL, VP '72, Truck 7510-7803
* 96301-H1800 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (R.H.) GX (opt. C, 1971: opt. S)
* 96302-H1800 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (L.H.) GX (opt. C, 1971: opt. S)
* 96301-M3000 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (R.H.) Truck 7804-
* 96302-M3000 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (L.H.) Truck 7804-
B210 early
86301-H5000 MIRROR ASS'Y-outside (R.H.) STD, DX and all VAN
86302-H5000 MIRROR ASS'Y-outside (L.H.) STD, DX and all VAN
86301-H5100 MIRROR ASS'Y-outside (R.H.) GL, GX [similar to B110 GX]
86302-H5100 MIRROR ASS'Y-outside (L.H.) GL, GX
B210 late - squirqle type, with or without spring loading
* remote control available


  • Supercheap - bullet style and similar-to-stock style mirrors
  • American Auto Parts - Bullet Mirrors $98 AUD each
  • Rare Spares Western Australia - Short-stalk Chrome Bullet Mirrors $52 AUD each
  • Australian Auto Accessories - Short-stalk Chrome Bullet Mirrors $49 AUD each


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