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Nissan Patrol/Safari - the ultimate Land Cruiser/ Defender Killer

For sale: 1988 Nissan Patrol/Safari Y60 Granroad

Technical specifications

Item location:
Alhambra, California, United States
Patrol/Safari Y60
Engine size:
4.2 L Diesel
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
PTO Winch, Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
Manual 5 speed
Drive type:
Interior color:
4-Wheel Drive
Vehicle Title:
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Up for sale is an amazing 1988 Nissan Safari "Granroad" (Y60) high roof with just under 61,000km / 37,560 original miles. This is not a restoration vehicle, but ORIGINAL pristine, unrestored OE vehicle. so if you want to know what it is like to own an "almost new" 1988 Nissan Safari this will be as close as you can get without the invention of a time machine. This truck is also known as a Patrol in various parts of the world, but being that this truck originated from Japan it was called a Safari there. eBay wouldnt let me put the VIN in correctly, actual VIN: VRGY60601145 This is a RHD vehicle--very easy to drive. This truck has a TD42 4.2l inline 6 cylinder diesel engine (gear timing) that is naturally aspirated (non Turbo). Excellent fuel economy averaging 20 to 23 MPG. It has 24 volt (in series) electrical system with a Caterpillar voltage reducer which was added to run the radio and any other 12 volt item you wish. Recent stereo added with USB and RCA connections for your digital devices. The transmission is a 5 speed manual with 4WD Hi-Low transfer case and automatic front hubs. Factory PTO winch with in cab control. Factory rear limited slip and remote sway bar disconnect (Never touched still under OEM wrapper). Coil springs and disc brakes all around. Interior and exterior are in amazing condition. Power windows with driver's door having an automatic up down switch, power door locks and power steering. Overhead Altimeter and Clinometer gauges. A/C and heat work perfectly with factory rear heater unit. Headlight wipers. Rear barn doors. Truck has less than 10k miles Bridgestone Dueler A/T's and factory gold color rims. LED aux lights. Drivetrain has been serviced and inspected; everything works/looks like new. Absolutely no rust/corrosion in body panels or underside of truck. Includes full shop/service manual as well. The reputation of the Y60 Safari/ GQ Patrol is well-founded. This is one of a select few vehicles that can cope if circumstances demand unwavering reliability and capability. The 1988 is the epitome of this model's reputation. This particular Safari is in condition that I would bet does not exist elsewhere in the US. Very similar to the Land Cruisers and Defenders you see in the magazines. To check out this vehicle's capabilities check out youtube.com/watch?v=3br4nb8NxoA. Truck comes with extra brake rotors, brake pads, air filters, turn signal lenses, electrical switches, tie rod ends and new front automatic hubs. I also have a used third row seat that was used with this truck if you want more seating capacity. Just had new pads / rotors installed by Landcruisers NW as well as water pump rebuild and thermostat replacement. This truck is good to go for many many miles. Body has a few scratches from other peoples doors or slight rock chips, but otherwise it is in fantastic shape. Only flaws that I am aware of: Bent rear bumper on passenger side. Previous owner backed into the car in a parking lot which bent the bumper, see photo. Otherwise this truck is ready to go anywhere. Free and clear California title and registration. NO California Smog required EVER. Local pickup or will assist with delivery anywhere worldwide.

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