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1974 Datsun 120Y Coupe



This 1974 Datsun 120Y Coupe is a two-owner Australian-built-and-delivered example of an eminent Aussie classic. Under the bonnet is a naturally-aspirated 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine which outputs 51kW/95Nm to the rear wheels. Matched to this car is a three-speed automatic transmission. The odometer displays 50,700km.



Many Australians will know the Datsun 120Y as the car they learned to drive in, but the 120Y is making a comeback as a verifiable classic. First introduced in 1973, the 120Y (also known as the B210) was an economical form of transport that came at the perfect time – during the 1973 oil crisis. It was also incredibly affordable in the first place, as one of the cheapest cars on the market. Cars were built in Melbourne from assembly kits. The quirky styling won fans all-over, while it was also well-equipped with items like a radio, radial tyres, disc brakes, mud flaps, and alternator. Its relative mechanical simplicity lives on to this day.



Finished in orange on the exterior and upholstered inside with black vinyl, this 120Y’s striking specification turns heads. The exterior is also highlighted by chrome trim, while the interior features blue chequered carpeting. Harking back to this car’s hey day is an original window sticker displaying the dealership through which it was delivered. The car rides on a set of 13-inch wheels wrapped in Falken tyres.



Built in December 1974, this vehicle has had two owners since new. It was purchased in 2016 from its original purchaser’s son who lived in Mooroolbark, Victoria. Since then it has remained as part of a car collection, and was repainted and serviced shortly after purchase. It’s an original specification vehicle which has seen no aftermarket tweaks and the seller suggests it runs well and presents straight.



The exterior condition of this vehicle has fared well over the years, but signs of use and patina are seen. The bodywork is described as in good order, while the paintwork shows in good condition throughout. Chrome trim displays some oxidation and early signs of deterioration are seen on some badges, as would be expected for an original car. All four wheels appear in good condition without obvious damage, while the fitted tyres retain a good amount of tread.



The interior displays more consistent signs of use, with obvious splitting of the vinyl seats. Cracks are also seen in the dash, while the floor mats have begun unravelling. Signs of deterioration are observed around the centre console and especially on the shifter. This car would benefit from a through re-trimming to bring it back to its former glory.



A suite of original documentation will be supplied with this car’s sale.



To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit and is not transferable. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.



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