1965 NISSAN PATROL
Price: US $3,300.00 Item location: Fruitland, Maryland, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Nissan
- Model: Other
- Trim: 2 door
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 17,697
- VIN: L60200680
- Engine size: I6
- Drive type: 4WD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1965 Nissan Other**Back for sale! Previous buyer had to pass due to a family issue.**Updated with new pictures taken 11/28/2015**
1965 Nissan Patrol. Very rare truck with rare options and very complete! Runs and drives! The Patrol spent its life since 1981 locally as far as i know. It was parked in a barn for 20+ years, hen sold to a small junk dealer who never did anything with it. He ended up taking to a dealership his family owned with the intent to work on it which didnt happen. I saw it one day driving by on the road for work and I purchased it the next day. I have not registered is and has the last title dated in 1981.
Overall condition....The Patrol is solid. If you wanted to restore, his would be a prime candidate! You could also leave as is, ou would have a really cool original driver. The frame is solid and straight. No fabrication or alterations anywhere. The only concern is the cross member under the transmission will need some repair. The sheet metal overall is solid. It has had some work done in the past on the front quarter panels, owever, t looks like they just bondo-ed over the kick vents. If you look inside, he vents are there and in good shape. Most of the floors are solid metal and there is no evidence of repair. For its age, he metal has held up really well. This Patrol has a very rare 1 piece fold down tailgate and and a rare left side-mount spare tire carrier! Most Patrols had barn doors and swing out carrier on the rear. The windshield frame is solid and the vent panels open and shut tightly. The glass is in good shape with NO cracks.The hood has some cracks on the front corners, ut otherwise very solid. The hinges will need to be repaired/replaced because they are seized. I had to unbolt the hinges to remove the hood. The front grille is very solid. The doors open and close without issue. This Patrol has the original license plate bracket on the front which is usually missing. The truck is missing the passenger side window regulator, ut the glass is still in the door. The blue is not original paint.
Drive train....Complete and mostly functional. The engine runs really nicely and quietly! The transmission shifts fine and the Clutch seems to be good. Axles are functional and in good shape. Radiator and shroud in really good shape with no leaking. Dualmatic lock out hubs. The brakes will need attention as the truck does not stop. We did not get a chance to work on them. Gas tank was removed and will need repair. The gas tank skid plate is in good solid condition. Brand new starter installed. The Patrol will also need a new battery. There is a old one included to use for a core.
Interior.....As you can see in the photos, ll of the interior is there. Front seats frames are in excellent shape and covers are actually in good condition. The rear jump seats frames are also in excellent shape. The covers on them are not original. The soft top bows are all there and very solid. Some of the original powder coating is still visible. There was no top when I bought the truck. Nothing missing on the dash....all of the knobs/switches are there. Glove compartment opens and shuts.
I have done some research on and have a list of excellent sources for parts and replacement panels. Also the Patrol will come with a complete repair manual.
Shipping or pick up......I can assist with shipment logistics if necessary. I recently shipped some other vehicles across the country so I am familiar with the process and costs.
If you would like any additional details or photos, ust ask. I also have videos of the truck running and driving. This is an awesome truck. I get so many compliments and questions about it just sitting in my driveway. I just dont have the time and attention for it right now. Good luck!