The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter 271 Registration: TGV 335R Chassis No.: KF10022105 Estimate: £15,000 - £18,000 Offered at No Reserve Specialist: Richard Greenhalgh Telephone No: 07948 152921 Lot 746 1977 Datsun FII 120A Coupé One thing that never seems to change is the ability of copywriters to put a positive spin on virtually anything. This extract is from a Datsun Sales Brochure from 1977, some 46 years ago; “If you think that high-performance motoring with sports car handling means sacrificing economy and space, meet the fun-to-drive Cherry 120A Coupé. Powered by an 1171cc engine that develops 69bhp at 6000rpm, the 120A reaches 60mph in about14 seconds and has atop speed of 93mph. Yet it’s an economical car and most owners can expect at least 35mpg. Real GT motoring at a sensible price.” To be fair, the Cherry range were decent all rounders, although the coupe’s looks were a bit divisive. Popular in the UK at the time, very few appear to have survived. Supplied new by J.J. Howlett Datsun of Edgeworth Road, Sudbury to its first owner, a Mrs. Wheeler, and first registered 16th of May 1977, this second-generation Datsun F10 Series 120A F-II Coupé is no doubt now a very rare car. It was used by her up until the early nineties and then secured in dry storage until 2021. Purchased by our vendor in very sound, low-mileage condition and, after some light recommissioning and detailing, it now presents very well Finished in Polar White with black cloth and vinyl seating, the car looks wonderfully period, sat on its correct steel wheels, the simple but effective coupé styling looking ever so retro and, whilst it looked a bit odd back in 1977, it now looks rather cool. Under the bonnet, we find the A12, 1171cc, 69bhp, four-cylinder petrol engine, and four-speed manual gearbox in a very impressive engine bay. The current indicated mileage is 26,433 which our vendor believes to be correct. The small accompanying history file includes the V5C showing one former registered keeper, the original warranty and service booklet with just one hand-written entry dated 1978 at 1,095 miles by Howletts Garage of Suffolk where Mrs. Wheeler lived, plus the original owner’s manual. An extremely rare, UK-supplied from new, 2nd Generation, RHD, 120A FII showing less than 27,000 miles, with just one previous owner from new. More Details Lot 746 Bid On Lot 746