There are currently many Datsun 1200s in the United States of America. However, being such a large country -- third largest by area and population -- 1200 owners are relatively few and far between. A total of 133,302 new Datsun 1200s were sold in the USA during the years 1971-1974. Only coupes and sedans were sold in this country.
Last Wrecker Sitings
- Mar 8, 2009: Coupe at LKQ on Columbia Dr, Portland, Oregon USA
Vintage cars are rare on the islands probably due to salt air corrosion problems. However, there are these Datsun 1200s in [wikipedia:Hawaii]:
- Ron Freita's 1200 coupe drag race car on Maui, a KA24(?) turbo running at 11.9 seconds. See www.dragtimes.com
- 1200 in upcountry maui garage (not a daily driver)
- Supercharged Coupe, Oahu
Datsun1200.com user search for Hawaii club members: google search
The Pacific Northwest region also includes British Columbia, Canada.
Alaska currently has one known Datsun 1200. See B110 in Alaska.
Idaho is infamous for the fire that consumed Dan's Auto Farm lot, destroying two Datsun 1200s in the year 2003.
Oregon, oddly enough, is one of the most active areas in the United States for Datsun 1200s. There is a vibrant racing community including rally, road racing and drag racing.
The Portland metro area, which includes Vancouver, Washington, is the center of activity. It annually hosts the largest Datsun meeting in the United States: Blue Lake and Canby Datsun Meets, with over 200 cars on occasion.
See: See Portland Search: Datsun1200.com
There are no known Datsun 1200s in Montana at this time.
Washington State, not to be confused with [wikipedia:Washington_D.C.|Washington D.C.], is on the Pacific ocean north of Oregon and south of Canada. Washington is a hotbed of Datsun 1200 talk. Most of it coming from club member . He is an expert at bench racing Datsun 1200s.
A notorious Seattle-area 1200 is Ernie's Twin-Weber Downdraft 2-door sedan.
See: See Seattle Search: Datsun1200.com
Western Washington, aka "the wet side" (land west of the Cascade mountain range) is close to salt water and prone to rust. Consequently most of the original 1200s have rusted away and have been sent to the crushers.
Eastern Washington, the two-thirds of the state is mostly desert. Some primo rust-free 1200s may be hidden in barns out there somewhere.
The most B110 activity in Washington is centered in the Vancouver USA area, part of the Portland Oregon metropolitan area.
The famous "rust free" climate in most parts of the Southwest has helped preserve many vintage automobiles. Likely there are more Datsun 1200s in California than in all other states. It is the most populuous state, also historically the most friendly to import cars, so Datsun 1200s sold well there.
There are a few guys in Texas who have 1200s, between them at least 10 of them.
The US island territory of Puerto Rico is rich in Datsun 1200s. They are highly esteemed as lightweight drag racing vehicles.
B120s in USA
There are some eight or nine Sunny Trucks in USA. See B120s in USA
Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands