Lot 243 - 1966 Austin Mini Moke
|Odometer reading||63,100 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,500|
The Mini Moke is a vehicle based on the Mini and designed for the British Motor Corporation (BMC) by Sir Alec Issigonis. The name comes from 'Mini'- the car with which it shares many parts, and 'Moke', which is an archaic dialect term for donkey. The initial design was a prototype for a light military vehicle in the style of the American Jeep, but its small wheels and low ground clearance made it impractical as an off-road vehicle. It was subsequently offered in a civilian version as a low-cost, easily maintained utility vehicle. The Moke finally achieved success as a beach buggy, becoming a popular 'cult' vehicle in the Seychelles, Australia, the United States and many tropical resorts in the Caribbean. Moke's were first built at the Morris factory in Oxford before production moved to BMC's Longbridge, Birmingham plant, and eventually overseas. 14,500 Moke's were produced in the United Kingdom between 1964 and 1968; 26,000 cars were built in Australia between 1966 and 1981, and 10,000 Mini Moke's in Portugal between 1980 and 1993 when production of the Moke ended.
This 1966 Austin Mini Moke has been recently imported from Malta and repainted in dark green. The vendor informs us that this rust free Moke drives very well and from the general condition of the car believes that the mileage shown on the speedo of 63100 miles to be correct. This car is supplied with the Maltese registration document and a United Kingdom MoT test certificate which expires 6th October 2012. Here is a chance to purchase a fun runabout for next summer.
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