The Toyota SR5 has established itself as the collectible Japanese 4×4 truck from the 1980s. When you are a plot point in Back To The Future, and pined over by Marty McFly, your potential as a collector car rises exponentially. Product placement can yield some great returns, folks. Ask the Hershey’s marketing team how a Reese’s Pieces appearance in E.T. helped its sales numbers.
Should Nissan have followed suit and tried to get its trucks on the silver screen? I think so because its Kingcab 4×4 is aesthetically on par with a Toyota SR5 pickup, but has been largely overlooked in collector car circles. Will Nissan’s Kingcab become the next big thing for 1980s trucks? I’m not Nostradamus, or even Miss Cleo, but I think keeping an eye on the Nissan pickup market could behoove you.
The Pick of the Day is a 1986 Nissan Kingcab 4×4 pickup listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Kentwood, MI. (Click the link to view the listing)
“Sold new out of Puyallup WA and remained in the same custody of the original family until we recently acquired the vehicle,” the listing states. “Always a Washington truck from new and the quality care and presentation of this one is remarkable.”
Finished in deep blue with light blue body stripes this Nissan features a fiberglass top, bed liner, KC Daylighter fog lights, a Warn front brush guard, and a bug shield. The Nissan’s blue interior has front bucket seats, rear jump seats, a sliding rear window, cigarette lighter, and a Kenwood stereo with a cassette player. The six-digit odometer shows 99,872 miles.
Judging by the pictures in the listing this Nissan pickup is in solid shape with the usual wear and tear you’d expect from a vehicle produced in the same year as the last time the New York Mets won the World Series.
This Nissan 4×4 is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission. It rides on 15-inch Western wheels with BFGoodrich tires.
The listing price for this 1986 Nissan Kingcab 4×4 Pickup is $19,900, and the sale includes factory owner’s manuals, original bill of sale and warranty booklet, registrations, and receipts.
Every Japanese pickup manufacturer can’t have Michael J. Fox and Claudia Wells talking up its product in a movie, but don’t hold that against Nissan. This 1986 Kingcab 4×4 warrants a second look as a possible future collector car and don’t hold a lack of product placement against a Nissan pickup.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.