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Lot No. 408 - 1967 Austin Mini Moke

Sold for: £23,000

An immaculate example of an interesting piece of British motoring history.
Details Specification
  • The first Mokes were built at BMC's Longbridge, Birmingham plant between 1964 - 1968
  • Originally conceived as a military vehicle, its cute looks soon attracted a different audience 
  • This right-hand drive, UK-supplied example retains all its original Mk1 features
  • Subject of a no expense spared, total Concours restoration to original factory specification
  • Class winner at the Mini Cooper Register Day, Beaulieu 2015. Good history file
  • This immaculate little Spruce Green Moke is possibly the best example available

The Mini Moke is famed for its versatility and classic design. Built in the UK between 1964 and 1968, it was originally conceived as a lightweight military vehicle, utilising parts from the Minivan, however, as the Mini became successful, so the Mini Moke gained a sort of ‘cult’ status, later becoming popular as a low maintenance recreational car. Despite this, it is estimated that only 1,500 vehicles were produced for the home market, including this car. Popular as a ‘beach buggy’ in island destinations such as the Seychelles and Barbados, these great little vehicles were once also used as the official transport for the local police in Macau!

This right-hand drive Mini Moke retains its original Mk1 features such as the single windscreen wiper and floor mounted headlight dip-switch and remains in its production colour of ‘Spruce Green’ with green trim. Sold new in the UK, the car has been the subject of a no expense spared, total Concours restoration to original factory specification and has covered very few miles since.

The history file contains various MOT Certificates, the original 1974 green logbook, the V5, the build sheet from its extensive JD Classics restoration and the all-important Heritage Certificate.

This immaculate little car is possibly the best example in existence and, despite its low mileage, starts and drives very nicely. Class winner at the Mini Cooper Register Day, Beaulieu 2015, it truly represents an opportunity for its new owner to enjoy all manner of open-air escapades.

Year of manufacture:
1967
Make:
Austin
Chassis number:
AAB1037698A
Engine capacity:
1275
MOT Expiry:
Wednesday 17 June 2020
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
GCP 85E
Model:
Mini Moke
Engine number:
12HA87AAD115695

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