OH SNAP> B120 Shakotan Sunny Truck

I love finding new things to learn about. Hours can be spent listening to new music, or researching new car parts that I don’t need. So when I came across this crazy low little truck, I had to find out as much about it as I could. I’m not too familiar with all the cool old school cars that came out of Japan, so I had to enlist the help of some old school motor-heads to point me in the right direction. It was quickly revealed to be a Nissan Sunny truck (possibly B120 or GB120).

This rad truck is actually a ute, based off the Sunny car. Its basically a Japanese version of an El Camino or Ranchero, which I like because my grandpa had an El Camino with an 8-Track player in it when I was younger, so I am quite fond of quirky rides just like this Sunny.

In Stock form this car would catch many a gear head’s eye I’m sure, but this one in particular is dripping with classic Japanese style. The tires on the 12inch rims look like they could explode with one bad speed bump; the fitment is just crazy! The front lip looks like it might be retrofitted from a different application, but its so well matched that its really hard to tell for sure. I love rides like these, the impractical driven on the street for all the laymen to gawk at.

When I was a kid we had a couple Datsun 620 Bullet-side trucks; one blue and one green. At the time I didn’t know what they were, or what they could be, but when I look back on it, I wish we had kept them around. As I get older, and appreciate more cars, my want list keeps growing from old to new. I had briefly thought about getting another Datsun truck, but after looking at this Sunny, and then hearing that a friend of mine found a complete Toyota Stout in a barn recently, it got me thinking of getting an old rare mini-truck. Maybe someday when I finish my current projects, haha, yeah right…

:: Lucas Perez

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UPDATE!!
This photo is from this blog:
http://beeoneoneoh.wordpress.com
Check it out, as they have some pretty awesome pics on there.

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18 Responses to “OH SNAP> B120 Shakotan Sunny Truck”

  1. [...] Read the original here: OH SNAP> B120 Shakotan Sunny Truck – MotorMavens [...]

  2. Wicked Fkn RAD, this truck is sweet. I wish I had one, wonder if they can drift…

  3. q says:

    “but its so well matched that its really hard to tell for sure.”

    What!?!?!?!!

  4. PLAGUE MURKZ says:

    yea! sunny trucks are so sick! bummer we never got them here in the US. they come stock with 4 x 114.3 so rim options galore.

  5. PLAGUE MURKZ says:

    @Horacio- check out beeoneoneoh.wordpress.com if you want to see if they can drift.

  6. Josh (UK) says:

    “its so well matched”. well i thought it didn’t looked well matched at all. it actually looks a slightly different white to the body and almost like it’s been stuck of quickly for the photo lol. anyway just my opinion!

  7. Mr. Moons says:

    Heck yes!
    This is exactly the kind of thing I like to see.

  8. RMAUTORACING says:

    I had one in my country EL SALVADOR, but it wasn’t to slammend, just a bit lowered , webber and a good driver, just kidding, i miss my old car, i want bring the car to the estates, it is possible?????, cuz i dont know, the year is 1979

  9. James Evins says:

    Super sick! Now I’m gonna be spending all day reading up on these… ;)

  10. xonix_digital says:

    I love it when classic J-tin gets repped! SLAM THAT DATTO!

  11. seaninc says:

    @RMAUTORACING

    If a car is 25 years old or older, it can be registered very easily in the US. Bring it over!

  12. Nigel says:

    All I can say is check the website Beeoneoneoh. B110`s on MK II`s and Hayashi wheels.

  13. beeoneoneoh says:

    It’s on 12′s if you can believe that. The lowest GB120 I’ve seen without airbags.

  14. Lucas Perez says:

    Hey thanks for the correction, I couldn’t tell from that front pic. Ive also linked your blog in the original post. Keep on taking great pictures!

  15. Russell says:

    those wheels look like they’re only 10 inches!

  16. Francisco Neto says:

    wat?

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