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 Post subject: 1978 Datsun 200B GX
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:36 am 
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Hi guys, I just recently purchased a 1978 200B GX Sedan from a guy who had many old 'project' cars lying around. I just have a few questions in regards to it as I am a Holden Gemini collector in the past and have not had any experience with Nissan Datsun's. Firstly would be the estimated value on such a vehicle? And secondly if I were to restore it is there a place I could find all the parts I would need? It's a whole car but has some rust damage and someone has also messed with a few things like the rear back door and ignition barrel. I was surprised to see that it only has 95,000kms on the clock. And also a rear spoiler that I cannot find on any other datsun 200b I ave tried looking for online. I will post pictures. Any help on this old girl would be appreciated. Cheers, Sam.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Datsun 200B GX
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:28 pm 
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Welcome to the forum!
That's some project you have got yourself there.

Spoiler looks like its off something else, If you were looking to restore the car you can forget about making money on the car.

The cost of restoration will greatly outweigh the value of the car, If you can find a rust-free boot lid or bonnet.

As for the K's you will find the odometer resets at 99,999 so has probably been around at least once.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Datsun 200B GX
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:08 am 
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For the current value of the car, not very much. I would say you'd be quite lucky if someone gave you $1,000 for it. Unfortunately it's a very big project to try and restore, and by the looks of things every panel has rust and/or panel damage. A lot of time, money and effort would need to be put into restoring it, and as a realistic value on the car restored, I would estimate at $5,000-$6,000. If you're wanting a 200B on the road, you would be best trying to find a clean shell and then swapping the driveline and interior from your current car into it.

The spoiler is definitely not from a Datsun, but the milage may be correct - only the Japanese and SSS clusters go up to five digits, the Australian-delivered clusters go to six digits. That said, it's not uncommon for the odometers in 200Bs to stop working, so it may have got stuck there.

I don't know what you paid for it, but your best financial bet would
probably be to part the car out. I'm a bit out of touch on the value of a lot of these parts, but if the engine runs well that would be worth a bit, same with the bumpers if they're in good condition. The front end is worth a bit too, and you may find someone who wants the interior.

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'74 RX-2 - 13B bridgeport, 4.444 LSD - cruiser (also hibernating)
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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Datsun 200B GX
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:51 pm 
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I haven't met a Gemini collector before.
I am about to buy a 200B in worse condition to restore and am paying $4500. I have been looking for 5 years. I'm hoping the original carby will have good fuel efficiency.

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