Hot Sixty 4th: Surfin' Nissan
The other 4x4
Welcome to Hot Sixty 4th where I showcase DLM 1/64 and smaller and sometimes slightly larger. When someone asked you to name a 4x4 model, you've probably say Land Cruiser or Defender or Jeep Wrangler. But did you know that another Japanese company came up with a 4x4 that looks almost similar to the Land Cruiser? If not, for my 4th post in Drivetribe and 250th total post, I present to you the 1969 Nissan Patrol with Surf Boards by Greenlight under their Hobby Shop series.
Like Toyota, Nissan also came up with a 4x4 and in September 1951 called it 4W60 and exclusively available to Japanese Nissan dealerships whose original styling was also similar to the Willys Jeep.
But then like Toyota, Nissan also moved away from the Jeep styling due to possible copyright issue and came up with their own and called it Nissan Patrol 60 which was manufactured from 1959 to 1980.
As most collectors know, The Hobby Shop series always come with a car and accessories whether it's a figurine or something like tires but this one came with 2 surfboards. So looking at the roof there was nothing to put the surfboard on. But wait. Did I tell you that Greenlight made this a removable top? Could that be the answer?
Well I don't think this will work let alone 2.
So why surfboards instead of figurine I will never know. But I'm glad Greenlight introduced this 1969 Patrol as a civilian version as the only one I have so far is a fire truck from TLV.