The Nissan Patrol is an attention-grabbing automobile in that, not like the Toyota FJ land Cruiser, the Patrol was by no means formally imported to the US. It is a bit unhappy, because the Patrol is a good 4X4 and there was seemingly a marketplace for it right here.
So why would you need a Patrol as an alternative of an FJ-40? Properly the Nissan Patrol on the time was generally known as some of the dependable, rugged and versatile 4X4s on the planet. In 1962 when the model was ten years previous, a Nissan Patrol 60 Sequence made overland historical past by being the first automobile to cross the formidable Simpson Desert in Australia. You will need to observe that this was after a collection of full failures tried with Land Rovers.
Mixed with the superb off highway functionality, there’s additionally exclusivity right here within the U.S. because it’s a rarity right here. The Patrol can be a favourite at any automotive present you attend with it. As well as, the LG-61 Patrol is the rarest of all because it was the final of the Patrol collection that have been constructed, and it had the bottom manufacturing of every other Patrol.
This 1981 Nissan Patrol is described as an international-market model. It’s a four-wheel-drive sport utility automobile that was imported to the US by an organization that has restored greater than 50 automobiles. It’s mentioned to have just lately obtained an exterior and inside refresh and is powered by a carbureted 4.0-liter inline-six backed by a rebuilt four-speed handbook transmission with a dual-range switch case. Gear contains auxiliary lights, air con, warmth, a Bluetooth stereo, and a rebuilt braking system. It’s painted in mild blue and geared up with a white hardtop with a reupholstered mild brown vinyl inside. It’s provided right here by the restoration firm that did the work and importantly comes with a sound Vermont registration.
Within the final yr, the two-door physique obtained rust restore and the repaint in mild blue. Exterior options embody a vibrant entrance bumper, auxiliary lighting, a mesh grille, triple windshield wipers, black mirror housings, aluminum facet steps, sliding facet rear home windows, mud flaps, and a vinyl-covered rear-mounted spare tire on a swing-away mount.
Mechanically this Patrol is powered by a Nissan 4.0-liter inline-six rated at 135 horsepower when new. The promoting restoration firm states that the carburetor and the four-speed handbook transmission have been rebuilt within the two years in the past and the automobile has coated just one,500 since. Energy is transferred to all 4 wheels through a dual-range switch case.
For those who love old style 4X4s such because the Land Rover and the Toyota FJ, this Nissan Patrol is a approach to stand out from the gang in a way more uncommon model. I say, dare to be totally different, however count on to reply numerous questions by lovers wherever you drive it.
The web public sale for this 1981 Nissan Patrol ends on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. (PDT)