SOLD: 1966 Nissan Patrol
Engine Number: 48198
White Exterior with Black Interior; 4.0-liter Inline-6; Manual Gearbox; Four-Wheel Drive; Numbers Matching (Original Engine); Removable Hardtop; Rear Jump Seats (6 Seats Total); 100% Rust Free; Extremely Original; Excellent History; Tons of Recent Service Work; Spares
This 1966 Nissan Patrol was purchased new in California and lived in Bakersfield for most of its life. It was used on a ranch. The Patrol was then sold (around 2008) to the 2nd owner in Portland, Oregon. The 3rd owner (based in Walla Walla, Washington) purchased the vehicle in 2010. Fox Motorsports then purchased the vehicle from the 3rd owner.
This is a 100% rust-free Nissan Patrol (see below for more condition information). It’s clear that the original owner took excellent care of the vehicle over their 40 years of ownership. The 2nd owner (Portland, Oregon) fitted new brakes, wheels/tires, carburetor, distributor, and wiring. The vehicle has had very little use since that work.
Fox Motorsports has done the following work to the vehicle:
-Full rebuild of rear axle including new bearings,
-New differential bearings
-Setup ring and pinion
-New rear axle
-New wheel bearings
-New factory-spec left thread/right thread bearing retainers
-New rear transfer case seal
-Fix parking brake
-Wiring work (headlight switch, horn, starter relay circuit, etc.)
-Full fluid service
-New driver’s door hinge
-New fuel pump
-Adjust/inspect brakes and install new wheel cylinders
This is a very original Nissan Patrol. It’s 100% rust free and much of the exterior looks to be original paint. It’s clear it has lived in a dry climate. The paint is weathered and thin in some areas. There are some small dings and scratches. The sheet metal is in excellent condition, with even the deepest areas of the engine compartment free from corrosion. The glass is all original Nissan factory glass. The rubber window seals are dry. The Patrol starts up effortlessly and runs/drives as it should. It would be a perfect candidate for a selective restoration or to enjoy as-is.
Only 1641 “KL60” hardtop Nissan Patrol models were imported into the USA between 1961-1969. The famous cowboy and actor Roy Rogers was a spokesman for Nissan (and also drove a Patrol). The 1966 Patrol featured a 145 hp (SAE) 4.0-liter inline 6 (early 60-series Patrol models had 125 hp). It’s a watertight engine that puts its power down through a 3-speed manual (with a low and high-range transfer case). Slight changes were made to the Patrol in mid 1964, mid 1966, late 1967 and also in late 1968. Area of change include the doors, engine horsepower/torque increase, outside mirrors, windshield frames, interior panels and seats, map light, turn/tail lights, gauges/speedo, turn signal switch, kick vents, steering wheel, and options. Yet all the parts are interchangeable for all of the 20-year production. Very few Patrol models still exist in the USA in stock and original form.
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