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1973-1978 DATSUN Sunny 120Y/Coupé specifications

1973-1978 DATSUN Sunny 120Y/Coupé specifications Classic and Performance Car

For many 1970s drivers, fed-up by being let down by their British cars, the reliable and well-equipped Sunny was their indoctrination into Japanese car ownership. And although road testers tended to look down their noses at the under-damped under-geared 120Y, buyers loved them. The coupé , especially, picked up quite a following thanks to its swoopy styling and unmistakable ‘pie-dish’ hub caps. Most were driven into the scrap yards in the 1980s, healthy engines pulling their rotten shells to their doom, but those that survive are loved and cherished.

Production

  • Production:
    2,360,670
  • Price at launch:
    £1,049
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,000
  • Price (good):
    £1,000
  • Price (average):
    £650
  • Price (project):
    £350

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    16.0secs
  • Top speed:
    90.0mph
  • Power:
    53.0bhp
  • Torque:
    70.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3950mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2340mm
  • Width:
    1545mm
  • Height:
    1370mm
  • Weight:
    810kgs
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