Lot 135 - 1989 Mini Moke

Lot 135 - 1989 Mini Moke

Lot 135 - 1989 Mini Moke

Lot Number 135
Odometer reading 14,000 miles
Estimate £13,000 - £21,000

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 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. 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. Now equally as collectable as the Willys Jeep and Land Rover, a Moke offers fun in abundance whether popping to the shops or a trip along a coastal road in the sun.

Originally registered in the UK but exported to the Isle of Man before returning to the UK, this delightful Moke is presented in red and has covered a mere 14,000 miles from new. Having always been garaged this is described as rust free and the spare wheel has indeed never been used. These Rover Portuguese Mini Mokes are true fun cars to drive and this Moke is no exception. Recently MoT’d and ready for the summer it is supplied with a new hood supplied by Runamoke which will need fitting and matches the spare wheel cover. 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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