Lot 114 - 1990 Rover Mini Moke
|Odometer reading||11,402 km|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £12,000|
The Mini Moke was introduced in 1964 and was designed for the British Motor Corporation (BMC) by Sir Alec Issigonis. The name comes from Mini, the car with which the Moke 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. In 1990, British Leyland (by then called Rover Group) sold the Moke name to Cagiva, a motorcycle manufacturer in Bologna, Italy. Production continued in Portugal until 1993, when Cagiva transferred the tooling to their factory in Italy with the intention of restarting production in 1995, which they never did. Since Cagiva did not own the Mini name, the 1,500 cars they built were sold simply as Mokes. This brought the total production run of Mokes and Moke derivatives to about 50,000.
This 1990 Moke is presented in excellent order throughout and has the benefit of a rear roll hoop, side panels in wood and weather equipment. Due to its small size the left hand drive format causes few problems on British roads with visibility being excellent all around. This Moke is UK registered and one of the last built and imported into the UK circa 2015. We are informed that, not only does it come with a UK V5C registration document, but it has also been recently serviced and will arrive at the sale with fresh MoT test certificate. One of the last truly fun cars; the beach awaits.
Previous lotLot 113 - 1989 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
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