Important Ad Information
- Ad Source: Craigslist
- Vehicle Location: Portland, Oregon
- Model Year: 1988
- Operation Status: Running
- Asking Price: $16,950
- Contact Info: Brad @ 503-734-6477
More Info About Vehicle
Up for sale is an amazing 1988 Nissan Safari “Granroad” (Y60) high roof with just under 58,000km / 36,040 original miles. VIN: VRGY60601145 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.
This is a RHD vehicle—-very easy to drive, my wife can drive this truck in downtown portland with no problem. This truck has a TD42 4.2l inline 6 cylinder diesel engine (gear timing) that is naturally aspirated (no Turbo), but still has plenty of power. Excellent fuel economy averaging 20 to 24 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. 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. Selective yellow 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.
I thought I was going to be keeping this truck for some time so I have a lot of new spare parts that will be included in the sale. 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 down a used third row seat that was used with these 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 from my trips over to central Oregon, but otherwise it is in fantastic shape.
Only flaw that I am aware of:
Bent rear bumper and quarter panel on passenger side. Previous owner backed into the car in a parking lot which bent the bumper and broke the tail light. I have replaced the tail light with a new one. See photos
Otherwise this truck is ready to go anywhere. It has been my daily driver but as I have a bad habit of collect vehicles I know have something else fun to drive so this truck is looking for a new home. Free and clear Oregon title and registration in my name, legally imported and completely legitimate truck.
This truck gets looks. I get stopped every day by people asking about it, honking, thumbs up, etc.
Thanks for looking.