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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

Owners manual

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Category: Owner's Manual

1970-1971, 1972, and 1973 owner's manuals (worldwide). Then there are the 1200 Truck/ute/bakkie owner's manuals up to 2007.



There are various identical-looking manuals. Export, USA, UK, Australia, etc:

  • LB110 - USA
  • (K)LB110 - cover both sedan & coupe USA
  • KLB110U - coupe only USA
  • (V)B110 non-USA
  • (K)(V)B110 - non-USA

1971, 1972, 1971/1973
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1972 Style KLB110U
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1973 Style (K)LB110
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B120 1974 Export
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B120 Australia
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2006 B140 Owner's Manual
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Click a thumbnail to view the Online USA 1972 Owner's Manual (42 pages).

1972 USA Owners manual

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Check your Nissan/Datsun
full details of our
guarantee to
purchaser of one of
Nissan/Datsun's new vehicles.

Thank you!

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Contents of the Owner's Manual:

Picture Index

Click each pic for a fullsize image, plus any discussion attached.


Datsun Pick-up 1200
Model B120 Series
B120-A, Issued: March 1974 (120100) Printed in Japan 
Publication No. OM4E-B120G1

Export model, covers left- and right-hand drive models including Australia. 40 pages.

Cover, Foreward and Contents
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Driving Safety and Comfort
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Instruments and Controls
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Operating Your Datsun
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Comfort and Convenience Features
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Daily Care
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Wheel and Tire
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Periodical Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule
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Minor Maintenance
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Page 34:missing

Service Information (Service Station Information)
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Back Cover


English-language manuals for B110 (as opposed to 'LB110') are probably Australian or British. The British ones use the term "Saloon" while Australia versions say "Sedan".

* 1971 (V)B110 1970 DEC 20
* 1973 (K)(V)B110 50pp
* 1973 (K)(V)B110 52pp

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OCT 1980 B120-H publication number OMOE-B120A0 (Australia 1st edition)
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DEC 1979 "Datsun Pick-up 1200" has optional equipment
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Datsun Pick-Up 1200 model series B120 1977
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1976 in binder with Warranty and Service Booklet. The binder says "Nissan Motor Company (Australia) Pty. Ltd."
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取扱説明書 (User's Manual/Handling Instructions/User's Guide)

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1970/1971 Style Portugal Modelo (V)B110:
11-72 Soc. Ind. Gráfica

South Africa

Datsun 1400 Series


  • 1972 (V)B110 OM2E-B110G1 Oct 1971
  • 1973 (K)(V)B110 52pp Blue 1973-style cover (instead of red)
  • 1973 (K)(V)B110 Jan 1973 OM3E–B110G1
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  • 1972 KB110 OM2E-KN11G2
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size: 5.75 x 8.25" (A5 landscape size)

Manuals for USA will be marked LB110 on the cover -- L designating Left-hand-drive. Some European and South American countries also sold LHD 1200s, but generally those manuals will be in a language other than English. If you see the "U" suffix it is for United States.


  • 1971 Blue & Yellow cover with 2-dr sedan
  • 1971 Brown & Yellow cover with 2-dr sedan
  • 1972 normal cover

(K)LB110 - Datsun 1200 [both Coupe & Sedan]

  • 1972 28 Dec 1971 OM2E-B110U3 (First Edition) 42 pages
  • 1972 29 Feb 1972 OM2E-B110U4 (Second Edition) 42 pages
  • 1972 31 May 1972 (Fourth Edition)
  • 1972 Jun
  • 1972 31 Jul 1972 (4th Edition) (B110-D)
  • 1973 01 Oct 1972 OM3E-B110U1 (B110-D) 54 pages

KLB110U "Datsun 1200 Coupe"

  • 1971 Red & Yellow cover
  • 1971 Brown & Yellow cover with GL hubcaps "Datsun 1200 Coupe Owner's Manual Model KLB 110 U" OM0E-KB11U0
  • 1971 10 Oct 1970 Brown & Yellow cover with DX hubcaps
  • 1971 20 Dec 1970 OMOE-KB11U0 Brown & Yellow cover with DX hubcaps
  • 1971 01 Apr 1971 OM1E-KB110U0 Orange cover with blue rings 32 pages
  • 1971 01 Jun 1971 OM1E-KB11U1 Blue 1972-style cover 42 pages
  • 1972 01 Aug 1971 Blue 1972-style (Second edition)

Online 1972 Owner's Manual (42 pages, click to view) First Edition, Issue date: 28th December 1971 (052750) Printed in Japan Publication No. OM2E-B110U3

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 42 ... ):

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April 1971, Model KLB110U Issue Date: 1st April 1971 (011200) Printed in Japan Publication No. OM1E-KB110U0
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1972 USA
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Other Owner's Documents

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1971 Nissan Consumer Information

  • Braking, acceleration and tire load Performance statistics for B110 (1200), 510 (1600) and 240Z (S30)

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AUS Warranty

1976 log book - Datsun Nissan Motor Company (Australia) Pty. Ltd. with Warranty and Service Booklet. Nissan-Datsun Identification Card inside.
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USA Warranty


USA warranty card for Datsun 1200 Coupe built (or purchased?) July 13, 1972. White color code #831.
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Postage-paid correction mailer
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With Warranty And Service Booklet
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Envelope postmarked Nov 27, 1972
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