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 .

One thought on “One In… One Out.

  1. Big Hat says:

    i too am selling off my last remaining kb110

    over the past few weeks, it’s been my daily transport, and that’s no small feat here in socal traffic

    the car has plenty of pluck, but being an automatic, runs out of revs on the motorways

    i’ve never driven a stock 1200 around for any period of time, and i’m a pleased by it’s frugality and easy to drive qualities

    alas, the major drawback is the rear suspension. positively dreadful over rough roads or speed bumps …


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