Seldom-seen 4X4, Nissan Patrol looks ready for off-road adventure

Seldom-seen 4X4, Nissan Patrol looks ready for off-road adventure

The Pick of the Day is said to be recently restored to original

If this is the year that you promised yourself an interesting off-road vehicle for fun and adventure, maybe something a bit different than the popular Jeep Wranglers and Toyota Land Cruisers, then the Pick of the Day could be of interest: a 1965 Nissan Patrol.

Although relatively rare in the U.S., the Patrol is a mainstay off-roader in Asia, New Zealand and Australia, where the hardy capability of the little 4X4 is well-appreciated during outback expeditions. Only a few thousand left-hand-drive versions were imported to the United States.

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The Patrol has a huge metal basket mounted on its roof

This one is part of the second-generation models that spanned the 1960s, and it has been recently restored to original condition, according to the Taylorsville, North Carolina, dealer advertising the Patrol on ClassicCars.com.

The SUV is powered by its original 4.0-liter inline-6 and manual transmission, although the ad does not specify whether it is a three- or four-speed gearbox.  The Patrol is equipped with a power winch on its front bumper to pull it out of sticky situations.

In the brief description, the dealer describes it in this way: “Everything works. Very nice in every way. Runs and drives as it should.”

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No distractions in this spartan interior, but lots of levers

In the photos with the ad, the Patrol appears to be in showroom condition and set up for back-country traversing, with off-road tires and a seriously large metal basket on its roof for toting along the necessary gear for an extended stay in the wild. The tan paint job should help blend into the natural surroundings.

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While vintage Land Cruisers are commanding premium prices these days, the lesser-known Patrols are still in the affordable range. This one is priced at $24,900, and definitely looks ready for some back-country fun.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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  • Wm Wilson
    January 4, 2019, 6:55 AM

    Comes with a large basket ? A large rack might sound better . It’s not a Schwinn . 😁
    Very Cool Patrol , two thumbs up to the builder

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  • Terry Rosenthal
    January 4, 2019, 8:09 AM

    ..I ‘M TIRED OF SEEING FOREIGN CARS ON THE CLASSIC CARS LISTS.. EVERYDAY THE SAME THING..!! I HAVE ONLY OWNED 3 FOREGN TYPE CARS .. START A NEW PAGE FOR YOUR FOREIGN LOVES..!!! EE WANT ‘ AMERICAN BUILT CLASSICS’ , THANK YOU..!!!

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    • Chuck Kozelka@Terry Rosenthal
      January 4, 2019, 10:37 AM

      Terry Rosenthal said exactly what I was going to post. Enough of foreign cars and more American vehicles.

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  • robert Hershgeer
    January 4, 2019, 1:23 PM

    Alright I am stupid I guess….What are all the shift knobs and levers for??? I understand the clutch, brake, gas pedals, The emergency/park brake and the normal transmission stick. But then there is one near the drivers seat, and two to the right of the Stick shift. What are they for please? Educate me.
    As far as the comment about foreign cars needing a listing of their own, Stuff it Terry a great car/truck is still a great car or truck no matter what nation built it.
    Thanks to who ever can answer this.

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    • Tony Cope@robert Hershgeer
      January 4, 2019, 5:08 PM

      Robert, the two sticks to the right are for the 4 wheel drive; 4 wheel and 2 wheel, the other is high or low range. The one next to the driver seat is for the PTO winch. As for domestic vs foreign cars on classic car site I am with the previous posters, American made on one page and others on a separate page.

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    • Matthew Clark@robert Hershgeer
      January 4, 2019, 5:39 PM

      Probably like a Land Rover when it comes the plethora of shift levers. You have the main transmission shifter (the big one), the over drive shifter (left of the main shifter), 4-wheel drive engage (one of the shifters on the right) High/Low shifter (the other one on the right). The lever on the upper left near the bulkhead is probably the emergency brake. The similarities to the two, the Land Rover and the Patrol of the same vintage, is very similar. I just wish my Land Rover had a 4 litre engine in it!

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  • mark sawyer
    January 4, 2019, 4:21 PM

    The levers are probably an emergency brake, gearbox shifter, high / low on transfer case, and PTO for the winch. The one by the seat is to eject drivers who don’t like appreciate foreign vehicles.

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    • kuda koda@mark sawyer
      January 5, 2019, 9:49 AM

      "The one by the seat is to eject drivers who don’t like appreciate foreign vehicles." LOL

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  • Jose Gonzalez
    January 5, 2019, 8:38 AM

    Made my day Mark. I appreciate both american and foreign classics.

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