To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first vehicle to successfully cross Australia's Simpson Desert, Nissan has announced the Simpson 50th Anniversary Edition Patrol.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first vehicle to successfully cross Australia's Simpson Desert, Nissan has announced the Simpson 50th Anniversary Edition Patrol.

The historic crossing of the Australian outback was completed by Reg Sprigg in the G60 Patrol from 1960. Nissan will re-enacting the feat this July with a restored G60, finishing with a celebration in Birdsville, Queensland.

Based on the fifth generation (GU) Series 8 ST grade, the Simpson 50th Anniversary Edition Patrol features $8,500 of extra equipment but at the same MSRP of $56,990 for manual and $59,990 for automatic transmissions.

Extras include Satellite Navigation with Hema Tracks, reversing camera, newly designed Alloy Bullbar, driving lights, roof bars, kick plates, bonnet protector, air guide, a branded stainless steel wheel cover, a 41-litre branded cool box and more.

The Simpson 50th Anniversary Edition Patrol goes on sale from May and will be limited to 500 units.

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Nissan Patrol Simpson 50th Anniversary Edition released in Australia