Go Back to Basics With This Off-Road-Ready 1969 Nissan Patrol

Having a thing for the older Nissan Patrols is impossible if you find the classic Jeeps and Ford Broncos appealing. And if you do, then this 1969 model is worth your attention, as it has received numerous upgrades subsequent to the restoration and is for sale.
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Photo: Garage Kept Motors
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Part of the second generation made from 1960 to 1980, it was more advanced compared to the original and very simple compared to its successors, which have evolved all the way up to the current sixth generation that is recognized as being one of the best off-roaders in its class.

Offered in multiple body styles, the second-gen Nissan Patrol came with standard four-wheel drive and a straight-six engine up front, paired with a three- or four-speed manual transmission. This one, however, does not feature the original firepower anymore, as it comes with a 350 ci V8 engine mated to an automatic gearbox.

There is no word about the output and torque produced, but the vendor also mentions the Dana rear axle, lift kit, and a custom exhaust system. The massive BFGoodrich all-terrain tires were wrapped around a set of new wheels, and this classic off-roader also features steel bumpers at both ends, complete with a pair of tow hooks up front, and a padded roll rollbar.

1969 Nissan Patrol
Photo: Garage Kept Motors
Featuring a red look just like the exterior, albeit with a few black touches, the cabin is as basic as you'd expect it to be. There are some engine-monitoring gauges with a white look mounted under the dashboard on the driver's side, and it has seating for three on the forward-facing bench. Four more can be seated on the inward-facing jump seats, and you may want to cut back on the luggage if you decide to use all seats, as there won't be any room for suitcases.

The vehicle has 97,579 miles (157,938 km) on the clock and zero imperfections when it comes to the sheet metal, the ad claims. In fact, everything appears to be in great condition regardless of whether we are talking about the spartan cockpit, the classic exterior, the underbody, or the engine bay. Thus, it is a very clean proposal that sends off-road-y vibes. Not only that, but it is ready to venture into the unknown with a skilled driver behind the wheel.

To unleash it off the beaten path and then give it a wash before parking it in your garage, you will have to fork out $24,900 for this 1969 Nissan Patrol. The truck is for sale on Garage Kept Motors, and it will probably find a new home for itself in no time. Would you make it yours? And if not, how much would it have to cost to truly catch your eye?
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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