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Datsun 1200 came with a variety of stylish exterior mirrors and a simple, classic interior rear-view mirror.



Datsun 1200 came with different mirrors for different markets. Differences are mainly:

  • left-hand-drive vs right-hand-drive models
  • fender-mounted for Japanese market vs door-mounted for other markets
  • Trim: STD vs DX/GL vs GX

The coupe, sedan and van used the same mirrors.

Japan Market

In Japan, mirrors are mounted on the top edge of the front fenders. It seems they always use two, on both R.H. and L.H. fenders.

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Glossary: Fender = Guard = Wing

When fitting fender-mounted mirrors to non-JDM vehicles, use the factory drilling template.


Standard Trim 1200s were fitted with round wing mirrors. The Van Semi-DX also used these the first year.
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H10 style POST STD mirrors
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DX and GL used trapezoidal (angled rectangles) mirrors. Optional for all Coupe and Sedan was the GX-style bullet mirrors. Van Semi-DX after the facelift used this.
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Deluxe and GL Body Styles used a rectangular wing-mounted mirror. It was finished in chrome. It differs from non-JDM mirrors in that it had a different stalk for mounting to the top of the fender, and has a trapezoidal shape.

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early GL
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late GL
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GX models had round guard-mounted "bullet-style" mirrors. These were also optional on Deluxe and GL models. Optional for all Coupe and Sedan was the GX-style bullet mirrors. Also used on the PB110 1400 model.

The mirrors on these GX models were dark gray with a chrome-like ring
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1200 GX
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Ever Wing fender mirror by Ever Ace Co., Ltd.
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1400 GX
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Other Markets

Most markets outside of Japan used a door-mounted mirror. These are strictly rectangular (not trapezoidal like JDM mirrors). These came in silver-gray or darker-gray matte finishe, or in chrome. Apparently the color changed over the years (production variance).

North America

LHD mirrors were mounted close to the front edge of the door (farther forward than RHD mirrors):

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In the North American market, only left-side mirror was offered. But a right-side mirror could be ordered through Nissan. The North American parts catalog lists only one part number, but it is known that the color varied over the years.

B110: Silver or gray finish
1977: Chrome finish
1978: Black finish

LHD Gray-finish mirror
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LHD Darker Gray-finish mirror
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LHD Chrome-finish mirror - stock?
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Euro? or aftermarket?
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South America? Or aftermarket?
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Australian mirrors were dealer installed at the time of 'pre delivery' & can be found in various positions from the rear edge of the flipper window up to the front edge of the door.

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Early mirrors (H19) and late mirrors (H95 late 1200 & B310) differ. Supposedly the bolt pattern differs slightly and the early mirrors are shorter.

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Does the AU parts catalog list left-side mirror or only the right-side one?

Reply. .............My Australian parts book lists only one external mirror for Australian Datsun 1200 Four Door Sedans, Coupes & Vans [Four Door Wagons] Part Number 96310 - H1900. & this is listed as being used from 10/71. No left side mirror is shown for the 1200 passenger models & it is not clear what was used up to 09/71, if anything.

Datsun 1200 Utes [B120] up to 1981 are shown on my microfiche as using the same right side door mirror from 10/71 [96301-H1900] with another one, [96301-H9500] also being listed as being used in Australia & interchangeable with the former, but not listed as superceding it as no start date for its use is shown.

A left side mirror, Parts Number 96302 - G1271 is shown for Australian use from 11/80

Two other mirrors are listed with odd details, being 96301-H5950 [right] & interchangeable with the second 1200 car mirror [96301-H5900] This mirror, 96301-H5950 is shown as being applicable to, ... "AST, OPT [exc. AST]"

The left side mirror is 96302-H5950 & is shown with an introduction date of 04/79 but is not listed as being interchangeable with other left side mirrors. This too is shown as being for "AST, OPT [exc. AST]"

RHD Gray-finish mirror
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Was chrome a stock finish in Australia? All the pics of chrome mirrors look like they are not as tall as non-chrome, so they may be 1600 mirrors.

Reply. .............The mirrors on Australian B110 & B210 models appear to be the same as each other & were gray. The Mirrors used on most Australian B310 models look to be the same as these earlier ones, but were chrome finished. A left side mirror was required by law for Wagons & other commercial types [Vans & Utes] in some of the B310 production years, so the B310 Sportswagon was fitted with a matched pair of chrome mirrors that seem to be 1200 clones.

RHD Chrome-finish mirrors
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In Australia, you see a lot of Datsun 1200s with JDM-style mirrors. This is an older mirror, similar to B110 STD trim (round) mirror:
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New Zealand

Datsun New Zealand dealer-installed OPTION mirrors
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South Africa

South Africa models had chrome mirrors mounted far forward on the door. They look unique from other countries.

Deluxe SA
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GX SA (same mirror as Deluxe)
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Bullet Mirrors


Datsun 1200 GX
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Datsun 510 SSS
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Early (1973-1975) PB210/B210 mirrors were similar to B110 GX, but with a non-symmetrical shape.
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B210 (left) vs B110. NOTE: B110 GX did not come in black.
B210 silver or black. B110 gunmetal gray

late (1976-1977) JDM B211 (1200/1400)/GB210 (1600) squircle aero-mirrors (rounded-off rectangle). Black/Dark Gray. 620 were similar but in Medium Gray.
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Datsun 1000 GL Coupes (KB10) and GL sedans had bullet mirrors. It was all-black with a matte finish:
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Fairlady S30 black bullets (JDM Z-car) has differently shaped stalk than the B10 versions.

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Chrome 510 Bluebird SSS - Buy from Bprojects

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silver bullets (#510?)
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Napolean brand aftermarket
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Black bullets (#B10 or #S30?)
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Short-stalk mirrors from Rare Spares
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Wide-angled mirrors
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Aftermarket from American Auto
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Mitsubishi Colt or aftermarket?
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Sunny Truck

1971-1978 Early Japan-market Sunny Trucks used the same mirrors as Deluxe cars:
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1978-1989 LHD LB122 late-model mirror
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Make sure any used mirror you buy is complete with Gaskets & bottom brackets
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Aussie Ute

Early Utes used the same mirror as cars, though in a black finish:

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Some were mounted farther forward on the door:
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RHD B120 late-model mirror
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Late Aussie utes apparently came with a semi-gloss black mirror:
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Aftermarket mirror? Painted body-color (color-keyed)
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Stock mirror? Painted body-color
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B20 used round mirror
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Newer bakkies (B140) used a black rectangular mirror mounted far forward on the door.

2001, 2003 Bakkie
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2005 bakkie
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2006 bakkie
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Was body-color a factory option?
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Kiwi Utes

New Zealand utes featured a black matte finish mirror.
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  • Left-hand door mirror was an optional accessory on New Zealand Road^Star ute, but was standard on Sport^Star
  • L.H. mirror as also a part of the Dress Pak 2 for Roadstar


door-mounted #Bullet_Mirrors
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Mirror Comparo (chrome, gray, custom color-matched)
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Carbon-fibre mirror
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Bullet-style mirror (Modified from short-stalk version)
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1980s Italian-style
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Supercheap - not as tall as stockos
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1980s style
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Be cautious about cutting the hole. Several guys have cut the hole too big, I guess it's easy to do.

Different OPTION mirrors take different size holes
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Door Mirrors

RHD factory Diagram - 358 mm forward from door edge, 18 mm down
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LHD - North America - 385 mm forward, 37 mm down
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Wing Mirrors

Wing (fender/guard) mirrors.

Factory Diagram - 817 mm forward from door edge
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On the bottom side of the fender is the mounting pad. centered in top of guard (6.5 cm wide)
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Late Sunny Truck


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Pitch between screw mounting guide : 1 1/4"
Mounting guide outer diameter : 3/8"
Mounting center to mirror surface : 4 1/4"
Outer Mounting Support size ( W x L ) : 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"
Inner Mounting Support size ( W x L ) : 1 7/8" x 3 1/2"
Mounting edge to mirror edge ( max. ) : 6 "
Bottom-top Height : 6 "
Mirror size ( W x L ) : 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Setback Mirrors

Mirrors can be mounted towards rear edge of the fender for a unique look
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mirrors mounted farther back
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Mine were 724 mm (28.5 inch) from back of fender to front of mirror base
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Aftermarket mirror (measure your own mirror to make sure it is similar)
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Interior Mirrors

Rear-View Mirror

Vanity Mirror

Kiwi Roadstar featured a vanity mirror (per text in this photo):
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Part Numbers

Note that discontinued (NLA) parts can sometimes be found on eBay or from individual stores (NOS or "New Old Stock"), so adding NLA part numbers to this article is useful.

See the Parts Sources article for contact information for suppliers.

North America

NISSAN - door-mounted rectangular mirrors:

  • 96302-H5950 ASSY-DOOR MIRROR LH SEDAN, COUPE (96302-H1900) $57.15 USD
  • The NA catalog does not list a R.H. mirror. But it is part no. 96301-H5950 (thanks to rgrinder for providing the number).

Passenger side - North America
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NOTE: Original 1200 mirrors are either dull silver finish or darker gun-metal gray.

Includes a #Mounting template

Datsun 620 (Chrome finish?)

  • 96302-B5510 ASSY-MIRROR,DOOR LH $72.45
  • 96301-B5510 ASSY-MIRROR,DOOR RH OP $72.53
  • See main article: 620 Mirrors

B310 catalog (do these fit B110?)

  • 96302-U8710 MIRROR ASSY-OUTSIDE LH SEDAN(2DOOR) [chrome?] $72.33 USD
  • 96302-U8810 MIRROR ASSY-OUTSIDE LH SEDAN(2DOOR STD) 1279- [non-chrome?] $67.73 USD
  • 96301-U8710 MIRROR ASSY-OUTSIDE RH OP SEDAN(2DOOR) Chrome $72.33 USD
  • 96301-H9110 MIRROR ASSY-OUTSIDE RH OP SEDAN(2DOOR STD) 1279- $105.00 USD
  • 08330-52090 SCREW-TAPPING(M5) (2) SEDAN(2DOOR) $0.30 USD
  • 80870-H9101 REINFORCEMENT ASSY-DOOR MIRROR RH OP SEDAN(2DOOR) 0779- 0870-H9100 $9.83 USD
  • 80871-H9101 REINFORCEMENT ASSY-DOOR MIRROR LH SEDAN(2DOOR) 0779- 80871-H9100 $7.90 USD



B110 JDM Catalog (1971,1972,1974 and 1997 catalogs)
Sedan, Coupe, Van
* 96301-H1000 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (R.H.) Std, VP '71, Truck STD early
* 96302-H1000 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (L.H.) Std, VP '71, Truck STD early
  01221-00033 NUT-flange, fixing mirror (2)
* 96301-H1100 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (R.H.) DX/GL, VP '72, Truck 1971 -7803
* 96302-H1100 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (L.H.) DX/GL, VP '72, Truck 1971 -7803
  01221-00033 NUT-flange, fixing mirror (2)
* 96301-H1800 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (R.H.) GX (opt. C, 1971: opt. S)
* 96302-H1800 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (L.H.) GX (opt. C, 1971: opt. S)
* 96301-M3000 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (R.H.) Truck 7804-
* 96302-M3000 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (L.H.) Truck 7804-
B10 (see B10 mirrors)
Early (before serial number B10 B10-058972
* 96301-18001 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (R.H) Sedan
* 96302-18001 serial number ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (L.H) Sedan
Late (from from B10-058972)
* 96301-27700 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (R.H) Standard
* 96302-27700 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (L.H) Standard
  STD mirror
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* 96301-27701 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (R.H) Deluxe
* 96302-27701 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (L.H) Deluxe
  DX mirror
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B210 early
86301-H5000 MIRROR ASS'Y-outside (R.H.) STD, DX and all VAN
86302-H5000 MIRROR ASS'Y-outside (L.H.) STD, DX and all VAN
86301-H5100 MIRROR ASS'Y-outside (R.H.) GL, GX [similar to B110 GX]
86302-H5100 MIRROR ASS'Y-outside (L.H.) GL, GX
B210 late - squirqle type, with or without spring loading
* remote control available


  • Supercheap - bullet style and similar-to-stock style mirrors
  • American Auto Parts - Bullet Mirrors $98 AUD each
  • Rare Spares Western Australia - Short-stalk Chrome Bullet Mirrors $52 AUD each
  • Australian Auto Accessories - Short-stalk Chrome Bullet Mirrors $49 AUD each


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