No one can argue that South Africa is a nation of bakkie lovers. And the Nissan 1400 bakkie is the best loved of all. Manufactured for nearly four decades at Nissan’s Rosslyn Plant near Pretoria, the Nissan 1400 bakkie has become a South African institution.
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A brief account of the Nissan 1400 bakkie
Launched as a replacement for the Datsun 1200 bakkie in the early seventies, the Nissan 1400 was an instant hit. Affordable, reliable, cheap to maintain and service with 500kg load capacity and a bench seat to accommodate three (not too large) passengers, the little rear wheel drive workhorse was to become South Africa’s most trusted and faithful vehicle. This was not least because it’s so perfectly suited to the harsh South African conditions: tough as nails, worthy of all manner of difficult tasks and almost endlessly durable (there are even stories of 1400 bakkies sinking under water, being dried out, starting afresh and driving away).
Through a production run of 37 years, over 275,000 Nissan 1400 bakkies were manufactured to be driven by builders, gardeners, delivery drivers, plumbers … in fact just about every category of transportation requirement. However, the 1400 bakkie hasn’t just been an essential work tool; it’s been a family car, a carrier of friends, pets and surfboards; it’s brought newborn babies home, carried them through childhood and, eventually, taken them safely off to college.
In its final 2005 version the Nissan 1400 bakkie was offered in two model ranges: The standard 1400 Bakkie and the Nissan Champ. The Nissan Champ used the same 47KW engine as the standard model but included a tinted windscreen, decals and spotlights, bucket seats, cloth upholstery, rev counter and a soft grip steering wheel.
The Nissan bakkie, used for generations
All of us at Group1 hold dear the little Nissan pick-up, used and loved for decades, and we were all sad to say goodbye to South Africa’s most faithful little vehicle. Fortunately there are still plenty of used Nissan bakkies for sale and we take heart that its replacement, the NP200, is living up to be a worthy successor to the everlasting Nissan 1400 bakkie.
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