(Submitted by donandreina)
It’s been parked down my street and the scrotes have nicked the front wheels
Down your street? Why did I think you were in the UK and Don, down under? I’m confused.
It looks like more than just the front wheels are gone.
Psst, Perry – The British still think they own Australia…”Down my street” must be some kind of euphemism. Don’t tell anyone 🙂
If only it were that easy. Then I could claim permanent residence in my favorite parts of this earth by clicking my heels three times and saying “down my street…”
There’s great burek down my street.
There’s wonderful sljivovica down my street.
There’s a beautiful workers’ palace down my street.
Well, the first and second I looked up and both sound great, perhaps even together.
The third gave me too many possibilities, including a station on Line 2 of the Guangzhou metro, which, if that is what you speak of, I will respectfully disagree with…
I have a thing for Southeast Europe, and communist architecture (Minus that made under Stalin, when modernist influence was deemed “Western,” and everything had a neo-classical influence, only gigantic. Which kinda makes me think, he imposed Brougham on the Eastern Bloc!).
You’re right i am in the UK and Don is in Australia
Hey Gem, our scrotes are so scrotish, they don’t even have the decency to put bricks under the cars they plunder.
Kinda looks like they nicked the whole front suspension…
Is that what you get if you order the 2WD model?
Aha!! Clear evidence of theft in the UK! Where were the bobbies when this happened?!?
Obviously at dunkin crumpets on a break.
Do you realise what you’ve just said Lee?? I’ll leave it to Gem to explain I think…
This is a strange case, the high-roof version was sold here in small numbers, if this was sold locally it must be a 1990 model because it doesn’t have the extra lights on the front fenders (turn signals?) that were fitted 1991-on. The two-tone paint fits that, but the pin-striping/stickers are not common although they do ‘match’ the bull-bar. It might be a JDM import. The rear wheel is a later base-model item, narrower than the original that required the flares.
For some reason I have a feeling I may have seen this (or something similar), was it in the Brunswick area Don?
I doubt it. Dunkin donuts is a big cop hangout here so just stuck in another pastry that is more british. If there is a less than savory meaning here it’s beyond me and ok if it stays that way.
Don’t worry, ‘crumpet’ is not really that rude, I think the term originated in the 1950’s.
Brunswick, maybe Kensington. It’s sitting behind cyclone wire along a long narrow street. Not really familiar with the area so can’t remember the name of the street.
Some of our JDM high-roof imports had an additional window mounted in the angled bit of roof on the same plane as the windscreen. Not sure what they called it – verticalish sunroof? sunwindow? 😉
Yes! That’d also make a great name for the caravan concept I mentioned below. “Guidday mate, your new caravan’s bonza, is it some sort of Winnebago?” “Nah cobber, it’s a Vista Patroller” “Strewth!”
I saw a twin-cab high roof Patrol yesterday with a steel dropside tray that had the extra window above, it looked like it was originally a Japanese fire truck. They are popular with the fire equipment servicing industry when they still have all the fire pumps fitted.
Yes, we get a few of those JDM ex-fire engines too, like this one – it doesn’t have the Vista Patroller though!
The whole powertrain has been swiped, someone needed parts, not a common occurence with Gran roads/Patrols they are very robust the 4.2 non turbo diesels are a bit slow but they’ll tow anything a mate of mine used one for years to tow boats up his slipway for repairs.
Yes, I love these trucks. Quite comfortable and well finished. The US never got them and I suppose they wouldn’t have done well; the Landcruiser was never very popular, but always commanded top dollar. Nissan was able to sell Pathfinders in large numbers, on the other hand, and they were also quite sharp, convincing efforts, but in a more suburban, domestic way.
Just needs a drawbar, a bit better balance and a BBQ under the bonnet and it’d be a fine caravan!
It’s not visible in this shot, but this caddy had a full-size bbq under the bonnet
Interesting. But… ummm… what I see there is $400 in scrap metal waiting to be collected.
I wonder what will its final destination, Clayton? Broadie? Rinwood? Altona?
Don, as usual, great pics on the cohort. I love how this city is filled with classics everywhere.
I saw my first ever Countach 2 weeks ago in Glenferry Rd.
I’ve caught two so far. A red one on the cohort and a black one at a show. Unfortunately both post-LP400 so bedecked with spoilery.
This 1987-1997 generation was (and still is) very popular among the trailer-towing crowd. Most of them are SWB and got a van-conversion (no rear seats-flat cargo floor-blinded rear windows) to register and use them as commercial vehicles. All of them (here) had the 2.8 liter straight six turbo diesel. Standard towing capacity for this class of vehicles is around 7,700 lbs.
The Nissan Patrol became popular “out of the blue” in the mid-eighties, alongside the Mitsubishi Pajero. The Toyota Land Cruiser remained quite rare for a long time, but now it’s exactly the other way around. New Nissan Patrols are no longer officially imported and Mitsubishi dealers are rather thin on the ground nowadays, whereas Toyota dealers are everywhere.
They were also put out here as Ford Mavericks. For a long time these were both popular on the second-hand market as cheap surf and turf mobiles.
I remember the Ford Maverick, but the one we got was based on the Nissan Terrano (smaller and less capable than the Patrol).
Typical post-1997 Nissan Patrol SWB Van-Edition, used as a draft horse.
(Photo: Brandsma Verhuur)
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