Because of the high demand for used Nissan 1400 bakkies we cannot guarantee that we will always have stock. However, if we do you will find them listed below. But hurry, because they hardly ever stay on our showroom floors for very long.
Please Note! If you don’t see the pre-owned 1400 Nissan model you’re looking for, please feel free to contact us and we will assist you in any way that we can to find it.
A used 1970’s Nissan 1400 bakkie was the first vehicle that many South African’s ever owned. In fact, for nearly four decades they were manufactured brand new at Nissan’s Rosslyn Plant near Pretoria in their thousands. From there they took to the Highways and byways of South Africa, winning the hearts, minds and imaginations of the country. Unfortunately they are no longer made anywhere in the world, but thanks to the longevity of these amazing little vehicles there is now a thriving second hand Nissan 1400 bakkie market in South Africa.
The History 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.
The 2005 Nissan 1400 bakkie was the final version, that 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, Gone But Not Forgotten
All of us at Group1 hold dear the little Nissan, 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 1400 bakkies for sale and we take heart that its replacement, the NP200, is also living up to be a worthy successor to the everlasting Nissan 1400 bakkie legend.
Please Note! If you find a used Nissan 1400 bakkies for sale on Autotrader, Gumtree or any other online used vehicles sales site please remember that out workshop technicians are qualified to work on all older Nissan models as well as the latest Nissan vehicles. Contact one of our service centres to find out more.