There could possibly be a must have item for anyone with a passion for the Datsun 1200 coupe (KB110). Pit-Road have created these awesome die-cast 1/24 scale Sunny coupes, in both stock road going guise and as miniatures of the famous Advan and Marusen Japanese race cars. All the models feature opening doors, bonnets and bootlids and the road going ones even come with a a set of figures depicting a 1970’s family! Pit-road have previously created a 1/24 plastic model kit of the Marusen Sunny based on a Doyusha kit and several 1/43 scale models in both resin and die-cast, but to my knowledge, this is the first time this car has been done at such a large scale in die-cast metal.
The road gong version depicts the popular GX-5 model and comes in three colours, white, dark green or mustard yellow. It would appear that the models can be displayed with or without the stock hubcaps in place too. The race cars look particularly good and I am sure they will prove to be very popular. If you want to get your hands on one of these fantastic models then head over to Hobbylink Japan, where they are currently on pre-order, pending their release later this month. While you’re there you may want to check out what other goodies they have for the discerning Datsun model collector!