Gone are the days where I just acquired cars endlessly without giving much thought as to what I was going to do with them. When I reached to point of owning fifty cars at the same time, cold hard reality hit me and I realised I was a little out of my depth. These days, I try to maintain something like a sensible balance and a reasonably sized stable of cars, meaning that often, when a new car arrives, something else usually goes to make way. So with the arrival yesterday of the early N12 Cherry I bought at the beginning of the year, it was time to wave goodbye to the KB110 Datsun 1200 coupe project I have been storing in the shed.
This was most likely the last 1200 coupe I shall ever own, being as how they are now so rare here in the UK. Over the years I have owned no less than four examples, although only one was what I would have considered to be in nice condition. That car was sold a couple of years ago after I decided I only needed to own one 1200… my pickup. This particular one certainly couldn’t be described as nice unfortunately, but worth saving none the less. It originally popped up for sale in a local newspaper and as it was nearby and cheap, I figured it had to be worth rescuing. Even if I wasn’t going to repair it myself, there would certainly be someone else who would. As it turned out, my good friend Jon decided he would like to take it on, so after he kindly collected and delivered my N12 Cherry, we loaded up the 1200 coupe and it went off to it new home and hopefully a bright future .