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140Y and 160Y

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Category: Datsun B210

Datsun-Nissan South Africa sold models based on the Sunny Excellent marketed as "140Y" and "160Y". This was alongside the 120Y (A12-powered B210 - see South Africa B210).



Also see: 140Z and 160Z Coupe Special Editions


The Datsun-Nissan 140Y and 160Y were based on Sunny Excellent with distinctive grille, taillights, and interior compared to the regular B210 models. Although the South Africa 120Y also used the same grille, the 120Y did not use the Excellent-style taillights. Power was provided by L-series OHC (overhead camshaft) engines.

PB210 L14-powered B210
GB211 L16-powered B210



PB210 came with either Round or Square instrument gauges

Grille: same as Japan PB210 1400
* 160Y did not upgrade to the 1600 grille
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Front panels (twin-vent bonnet, grille and bumper, etc):
* Also used by South Africa 120Y (A12-powered B210)

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140Y GX
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Datsun 140Y

Datsun-Nissan South Africa produced a special based on the Sunny Excellent 1400, marketed as 140Y for 1976-1977.

140Y 4-door advertisement


Unlike "140Y" models in the rest of the world that came with an A14 pushrod engine, The Suid Afrika 140Y was a genuine PB210 with L14 Overhead Cam engine:
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  • Engine: L14 (stamped on underhood ID plate)
  • 70kw DIN power @ 6000 RPM
  • 110 NM torque @ 4000 RPM

140Y Coupe

CAR September 1978

140Y GX

GX tail

* GX Single carb engine

round instrument gauges

140Y GX (not 140Z)
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1977 140Y GX
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  • L14 engine with Twin Hitachi "flat top" carburetors

Color 097-03185 WHITE-BLUE
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140Y 4-door

* rectangular gauges

1977 140Y GX 4-door

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140Y in film


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140Y spotted with mismatched hubcaps
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1979 140Y SDX
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Datsun 160Y

For 1978, Nissan South Africa marketed the GB211 as "160Y", equipped with L16 engine.

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160Y Coupe


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DATSUN 160Y Coupe GX badge | Y grille badge
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160Y in Australia with SR20DET power
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160Y Sedan

GB211 160Y

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160Y Wagon

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