It's the end of the road for the Patrol Y61, but not before a special edition limited to just 300 units.

The venerable off roader in its fifth iteration has been around in the Land Down Under since way back in 1997 and it’s finally ready for a much-deserved retirement. The Y62 was launched locally in 2013, but it is only now the older model is being phased out with a Legend Edition packing a lot more goodies for only a fraction of the price you’d normally have to pay. It costs $600 more than the Y61 Patrol wagon ST upon which it’s based, but you get $10,000 worth of extra kit. Pretty good deal, isn’t it?

It comes fitted with an assortment of accessories, such as a heavy-duty steel bull bar, roof rack, bull bar-mounted electric winch, a tow bar, as well as a soft cover for the spare wheel and even a snorkel. Not only that, but the special Patrol (Armada in U.S.) also gets a rearview camera, satellite navigation, and a custom body decal.

Nissan Patrol Legend Edition
Nissan Patrol Legend Edition

Created specifically for the Australian market, the Legend Edition rides on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 275/65R17 tires with stopping power provided by four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Speaking of power, underneath the hood resides the trusty turbodiesel 3.0-liter with 158 hp (118 kilowatts) and 280 pound-feet (380 Newton-meters) of torque for the manual or 261 lb-ft (354 Nm) if you opt for the automatic transmission.

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Should you find the special edition Y61 appealing, you’d better hurry up as Nissan is making only 300 units of the Legend Edition. Pricing kicks off at $57,990 for the version equipped with the five-speed manual gearbox whereas the one fitted with the four-speed automatic will set you back $60,990. Nissan Australia is already taking orders for the last hurrah of the Y61 generation of which more than 104,000 units have been sold since its introduction almost two decades ago.

Source: Nissan

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