Lot 144 - 1993 Mini Moke

Lot 144 - 1993 Mini Moke

Lot 144 - 1993 Mini Moke

Lot Number 144
Chassis Number TX5XKFP328S290028
Engine Number 994883 117024
Odometer reading 12,947 km
Result Sold - £20,376
  • 13,000 km from new
  • Recent Repaint
  • Private collection since 2013

With the laudable intention of providing a lightweight scout vehicle for the British Army, BMC inadvertently created one of the swinging sixties most iconic vehicles. Who can forget those fringed and tasselled Mini Mokes driving around `The Village' carrying out duties such as taxi, ambulance, hearse, bomb-disposal vehicle and election campaign bus during episodes of The Prisoner. Lack of ground clearance made it ineffective as a military tool; yet the civilian version carved itself a niche as a cult mass-produced `beach buggy' for nations with hotter climes than Britain. Running gear was shared with the basic Mini, and initial production was at Cowley, before moving to Longbridge. Between 1964 and 1968, 14,500 Mokes were built in the UK, but only 10% stayed in Britain. 26,000 were made in Australia between 1966 and 1981. A further 10000 were built in Portugal from 1980 to 1993 when production ended. Portuguese production allowed the Moke to rationalise components with the then current Mini Mk. IV and included the fitment of disc brakes and 12" wheels. In a final ironic twist, Rover Group, as BMC had by then become, sold the Moke business to Cagiva for production in Italy, but the motorbike maker only built around 1,500 between 1990 and 1993.

This lovely car offered here was one of the final Mini Mokes built. Purchased by a private collector, from Monaco in 2013 and brought to the UK. In his ownership it has received a complete repaint in the original colour white, the bespoke white leather upholstery with red piping and matching red seatbelts have been replaced, whilst being kept running and useable. The Moke is nicely equipped with a removable roll bar and weather gear, allowing for year-round use.

This Mini Moke is supplied with the Monégasque registration document and the NOVA number to allow registration in the UK. Ideal for a summer residence or an eye-catching addition to any collection, this desirable Mini Moke remains one of the most fun ways to see and be seen, either here or on the Mediterranean coast.

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. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. 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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