DATSUN Sunny 120Y/CoupéClassic Car
For many 1970s drivers, fed-up by being let down by their British cars, the reliable and well-equipped Sunny was their indoctrination into Japanese car ownership. And although road testers tended to look down their noses at the under-damped under-geared 120Y, buyers loved them. The coupé , especially, picked up quite a following thanks to its swoopy styling and unmistakable ‘pie-dish’ hub caps. Most were driven into the scrap yards in the 1980s, healthy engines pulling their rotten shells to their doom, but those that survive are loved and cherished.