Datsun 1200

Started on May 22 by snibborddot

Ride Rating


This isn't my car anymore . But I used to own and raced it a couple of years ago at Waterford Hills a small road coarse north of Detroit Mi . This was absolutely the most frustrating and absolutely most fun car I have ever raced . I really wish I still had it . This car was built back in the early 80's as an SCCA GT-5 racecar and was built from the Datsun Competition B-Sedan blueprints . It's a partial tube chassis/tub car with fiberglass hood , fenders , doors and trunk lid . Engine was the A-series 1200 with twin 44mm Mikuni carbs . This engine would pull 8900 rpm all day long . Did I mention I wished that I still had this car ?

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May 30, 2008 2:10 p.m.
Stefan (Forum Supporter):
Dad used to race a 77 200sx in ITB. The experience seemed similar to yours. Incredibly frustrating and run at the same time.
Jul 5, 2008 12:11 a.m.
Looks like it's in SoCal now. That's the Streets of Willow track behind Willow Springs. I like the flares.
Nov 13, 2008 5:53 p.m.
I love these older cars like this! This one has always been one of my favorites.
Apr 7, 2009 8:21 p.m.
I race a 510 in HP. The 1200's are one of the coolest Datsuns there is.
Aug 2, 2010 8:26 p.m.
Supposedly this car was sold to a person in France. Bye Bye little car.

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