Datsun 120Y/180B/200B/280C-300C - 2019 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Datsun 120Y/180B/200B/280C-300C

Datsun during the 1970s led sales races in the small and medium categories, however its big-selling 180B and 200B models are becoming hard to find.

On the plus side the 180B which shares the 1600 model’s desirable independent rear suspension is half the price of its predecessor.

200B sedans are slightly cheaper than 180Bs, SSS coupes of both kinds can make $20,000. A 180SSS with rally history was offered at $35,000. The 1970s Datsun that has surprised everyone is the 120Y. So many were scrapped it seemed there would be no survivors but numbers of available cars are up (except for coupes) and so are prices.

The big 240-300C sedans and hardtops can get costly and finding body/trim parts is already challenging.

120Y $5000 [21] 

120Y Coupe $2900 [3] 

180B/200B $4815 [13]

180/200B SSS $23,965 [3] 

240-300 Sedan $3990 [9]

240-300 Coupe $15,750 [2]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 Japanese car Market Value Guide.


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