So Clean & Nice: 54k-Mile 1985 Nissan 720 ST Pickup Truck

  • March 18, 2021
The Rundown
  • ST Trim Option
  • 54k Miles From New
  • Immaculate Condition
  • Original Paint & Interior
Why We Like It

Having built pickup style trucks since the ‘Type 13’ of 1934, Nissan entered the American light duty truck market with its 521 model in 1968. Steadily updated and improved in keeping with American tastes and needs, Nissan’s pickups progressed through the 1970s with the 620 series, which was succeeded by the 720 line by 1980, which brought more of everything good in Nissan’s light duty haulers, which enjoyed steadily rising popularity. Production of the 720-line continued through 1985, with two basic body styles offered – the Regular Cab and King Cab. Sport Truck (ST) and DeLuxe (DX) models were also offered, with the King Cab the most popular variation of all during this six-year run. Base and extended bed models were also offered, and drivetrains included two- and 4-wheel drive options. By 1985, the model year represented by our subject vehicle, Nissan’s pickups featured base power in the form of the excellent SOHC 2.4L ‘Z24’ carbureted engine that’s rated at 103hp and 134 ft-lb of useful torque. Standard transmission was a 5-speed manual gearbox, with a 3-speed automatic optional. Fully independent front suspension, rear leaf springs, and front disc/rear drum brakes rounded out the solid and useful mechanical package of the 720.

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so-clean-and-nice-54k-mile-1985-nissan-720-st-pickup-truck00C0C lRtUftEW4INz 0CI0t2 1200x900Offered with 53k original miles, this 1985 720-series Nissan Sport Truck is a wonderful and extremely rare example today in excellent condition. The seller states the body is very clean with original paint, and they also advise the A/C blows ice cold for all-season comfort. From the online photos supplied, we wholeheartedly agree. Offered with a clean title, it’s advertised as a “must see” and this seasoned Zero260 contributor, who grew up on a farm, is smitten. It’s so clean and nice!

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Valuation Verdict

We don’t care what recent sale prices are, or what value guides have to say, for that matter. This truck is so righteous, it’s worth buying and enjoying as originally intended. Pricing is likely on the high side, but the condition warrants it, forcing us to call this one ‘Fair Market’ at best and ‘Worth-the-Premium’ at worst, and finding another in this condition will prove very challenging.

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