Usually, when folks talk classic old-school SUVs, the conversation includes models like the Willys Jeep, Land Rover Series 1, and the Toyota Land Cruiser. People forget, however, that Nissan had a pretty stellar vehicle that certainly deserves more attention than it’s garnered – the Patrol 4×4. Interestingly enough, this oft-forgotten SUV would go on to become what is now known as the Armada. Though they are few and far between, a 1969 year-model just recently hit the auction block.
The rarity of this particular vehicle is bolstered by the great condition that its in, for which a recent refurbishment is chiefly responsible. This off-roader has been cleaned up, both outside and in and has even had a new engine dropped into it – a Chevy 292ci inline-six, to be exact. It still retains its original transmission, suspension, and differentials, however. Now, it has just over 18,000 miles on the odometer and is ready for much more adventure. Unfortunately, as of this article, it has already been sold.