1963 Nissan Patrol L60 Soft Top - 6,700 miles

1963 Nissan Other

Condition: Used
Make: Nissan
Model: Other
Type: SUV
Year: 1963
Mileage: 6700
VIN: L60300321
Color: Green
Engine: 4.0
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
4-Wheel Drive

Description for Nissan Other 1963

1963 Nissan Patrol L60 Soft Top - 6,700 documented, original miles.

Purchased from the original owner in 2015. At that time, the Patrol had 5,591 original miles on it. I have put approximately 1,109 mile on the Patrol. Currently has 6,700 original miles. It is probably the lowest mileage Nissan Patrol L60 Soft Top in existence.

The rugged 60 Series Nissan Patrol was manufactured by Nissan and was a competitors of the early Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser, Land Rover, Ford Bronco and International Scout just to mention a few. This is 1 of 900 Soft Tops (L60) to be imported.

Purchase History

One of two Winston-Salem Datsun dealers sold the 1963 Nissan Patrol to a local physician, Samual Clay Williams and his wife, Mary Basher Williams in 1963. They were the original owners. The Nissan Patrol models were sold through the Datsun dealership network. This 1963 Nissan Patrol is a numbers matching, time capsule that I purchased from the original owners. I have a clear, Missouri title in my name and a copy of the North Carolina title in the original owner’s name. The 1974 North Carolina state inspection sticker is still on the window and is legible. This was the last inspection and oil change that was performed on the Nissan Patrol before it was put away in a shed. Mileage at that time was 5,302 miles. The Exxon Master Maintenance Oil Change Sticker is also affixed to the driver’s door jam and it also matches the mileage of 5,302 miles.

1963 Nissan Patrol L60 Soft Top History

The Patrol was used by the previous and original owners to carry hay and transport donkeys on their Winston-Salem, NC farm from 1963-1974. In 1974, the 1963 Nissan Patrol was placed in a shed behind the original owner’s Winston-Salem home. It would remain there for 41 years before being pulled from the shed in 2015. Tom, the original owner’s son, was liquidating the 95 yr old owner’s estate and decided to sell the Patrol. I purchased it in 2015. Previous inspection tag is still affixed to the front windshield. Mileage at time of inspection on 6.11.74 was 5,302 miles. Factory plastic still covers the interior door cover panels. Also included in the sale is the very rare, original tool box and tools. The tools are still wrapped in plastic and wax paper from the factory. Very rare!

1963 Nissan Patrol L60 Soft Top

· P Series 3,956cc (241.4cuin) inline overhead-valve six-cylinder engine

· F3B83L 3-speed floor mounted gearbox

· 2-speed transfer case with part-time four-wheel drive

· Original AM radio (non-functional)

· VERY rare complete original tool kit included. Tools still wrapped in factory plastic and

wax paper.

· Original Factory starter crank included

· Optional heater

· New Front and Rear wheel cylinders

· New Brake lines

· New Brake Master Cylinder (Have Original Master Cylinder)

· New Distributor (Have Original Waterproof Distributor and New points)

· New NGK Period Spark Plugs (Have Original waterproof plugs and wires)

· New Spark Plug wires (Have Original wires)

· New wiper motors

· New Hoses and Belt

· Front and Rear seats reupholstered with new Foam and Gray Vinyl

· Original Kyosan Denki Fuel Pump Rebuilt

· Original Hitachi VC42 Carburetor Rebuilt (Two NOS, spare rebuild kits included)

· 5 Brand new Toyo 6-Ply Tires (Open Country A/T II LT235/85R16) mounted on original

7x16 rims.

· Original Spare Tire included (Tire only)

· Original glass fuel bowl with new fuel filter

· Fresh Oil change with New canister filter

· Receiver hitch installed but original, functional pintle hook is included

· Soft Top Side and Rear curtains included. Plastic windows have been replaced.

· Original Canvas Soft Top in very good condition. Original Soft Top Interior Press board top

support still intact (Very rare).

· Front Windshield in Great condition

Starts every time and does not smoke.

1963 Nissan Patrol L60 Soft Top Spares

Many NOS spares and used spares included in the sale.

1. Refurbished Clutch Pressure plate and Used Clutch components included.

2. Kyosan Denki Fuel Pump Rebuild Kit

3. 2 NOS, Hitachi VC42 Carburetor Rebuilt Kits

4. New Lockout hubs included (Still in box)

5. All original parts that were taken off and replaced are included in the sale (Ex. Brake Cylinders, Distributor, etc)


As you can see, it still adorns the 60’s / 70’s “Flower power” patina that the previous owner’s children applied to the Patrol back in the 60’s / 70’s. There is also a picture of the Patrol carrying the original owner’s Christmas tree…..circa late 60’s.

This 1963 Nissan Patrol L60 Soft Top is a once in a life-time true “Barn Find” with 6,700 original, documented miles. This is a prime restoration candidate or an excellent daily driver. Drives very well and I wouldn’t be afraid to take it anywhere.