Nissan only sold the Patrol in the U.S. from 1962 to 1969. It was an outlier during that time, too, because during the 1960s, it wore a Nissan badge when every other model from the company donned the Datsun name. At the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction, you can get yourself in a cool gray 1979 Nissan Patrol that has been well cared for and restored to its original form.
Since this particular example is a 1979 model, it’s likely that the owner exported it from another country where the Patrol was sold (likely Australia or Southeast Asia). Under the hood is a 4.0-liter I-6 backed by a three-speed manual gearbox. As with all second generation Nissan Patrol models, this one comes with four-wheel drive standard and a has a two-speed transfer case. It even has some creature comforts like air conditioning and the original radio and glove box from the factory. Barrett-Jackson’s description of the car notes that this Patrol has brown upholstery and has undergone one repaint. The truck is almost completely stock save for the BFGoodrich tires shod on a new set of hubcaps.
The Patrol eventually returned to North America for the 2011 model year as the second generation Infiniti QX56, which was later renamed to QX80 for the 2014 model year. Nissan eventually rebadged the current generation global market Patrol as the Armada for North America where it went on sale for the 2017 model year. Both vehicles replaced the old QX56 and Armada, which shared its underpinnings with the first generation Nissan Titan pickup.
Barrett-Jackson’s 4th Annual Northeast Auction is being held June 26-29, 2019, at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Connecticut. The collector-car sale will showcase hundreds of coveted vehicles, and the experts from MotorTrend will be there to bring you all the action LIVE from the auction block. You can catch Barrett-Jackson Northeast on MotorTrend Network every day of the auction and download the app for exclusive, live coverage. Need more viewing options? You can also tune in to our live stream from your web browser on June 27, June 28, and June 29.
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