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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]


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Category: Models and Features

The Datsun 1200 GX5 went one better than the GX model — it added a 5-speed transmission. The GX-5 was a new package added in August 1972 right at the end of B110 production. It was a GX model fitted with a direct-fifth 5-speed Transmission and special GX-5 badges.
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The GX5 package was available for any Datsun 1200 GX model, which means Coupe or 4-door Sedan.

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As this was offered in 1972, all Facelift features are included.

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GX5 on cover photo - Nostalgic Hero, June 2016
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Unique Items:
☑ 'GX 5 Speed' grille Badge
☑ 'GX 5 Speed' boot BadgeTape Stripe on sides (differs coupe to sedan)
☑ F5C56 transmission (non-overdrive)
☑ 5-speed dogleg shifter knob (wood)
☑ Highback front bucket seats with cloth inserts
☐ Wood steering wheel (OPTION GX-style two-slot type)

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Driver Magazine

Driver magazine 1972.10.20 - GX5 new model & test drive report
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GX5 used the same grille as other 1972 GX models, but the trim badge was changed to 'GX 5speed'.

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POST Coupe GX5
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Grille Badge

Sedan | Coupe
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Boot Badge


Sedan - left side trunk lid | Coupe - right side
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Tape Stripe

Tape stripe looks similar but differs for Sedan & Coupe.

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GX-5 is fitted with all the interior bits of the plain GX, but with an additional jewel: a 5-speed dogleg real-wood shifter knob.

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32865-H7200 KNOB-control lever 5 speed
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The GX-5 package includes unique seats. Fronts are black highback seats with black cloth inserts. Rear seat has matching cloth inserts.

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High Back Seats with integral head rest:
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FRONT SEAT (4 GX 5speed)
87000-H7200 SEAT COMP.-driver (Black)(ハイバック)
87050-H7200 SEAT COMP.-assist (Black)(ハイバック)
 87300-H3300 CUSHION ASS'Y-driver seat (Black)
 87350-H3300 CUSHION ASS'Y-assist seat (Black)
  87320-H2010 TRIM ASS'Y-driver seat cushion (Black)
  87370-H2010 TRIM ASS'Y-assist seat cushion (Black)
REAR SEAT (4 GX 5speed)
88300-H2011 CUSHION ASS'Y-rear seat
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88600-H2010 BACK ASS'Y-rear seat
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SEAT (COUPE GX 5speed)
87000-H7205 SEAT COMP.-driver recling (Black)(ハイバック)
87050-H7205 SEAT COMP.-assist recling (Black)(ハイバック)
 87300-H4100 CUSHION ASS'Y-driver seat (Black)
 87350-H4100 CUSHION ASS'Y-assistant seat (Black)
  87320-H2210 TRIM ASS'Y-driver seat (Black)
  87370-H2210 TRIM ASS'Y-assistant seat (Black)
88300-H2210 CUSHION ASS'Y-rear seat
88600-H2210 BACK ASS'Y-rear seat

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GX-5 1200s had standards GX mechanicals, down to the 12" wheels. But it was the only factory 1200 fitted with a 5-speed transmission. This is the 56-Series 5-Speed FS5C56 transmission wide-ratio transmission, which is just about perfectly matched to the A12GX Engine for street and highway use. It is a dogleg design for quick 2-3 shifts. It is a direct fifth design for superior acceleration instead of overdrive for fuel economy.

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Photo Features

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GX5 Coupe for sale 2016 in Tokyo with only 36000 km! Stock except for Watanabe rims
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This Coupe was for sale 2015 in Kawaguchi. It looks fairly stock except for Hiyashi Street rims and newer "flattop" carburetors.
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GX-5 clone (no tape, no rear emblem, incorrect wheels & carburetors)
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No GX5 truck was offered by the factory. Still, the appearance package looks good when fitted to the Sunny Truck.

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