Austin Mini Moke DealerPosted 25/07/2017 - Classic Cars - Beaconsfield, England, United Kingdom
|Mileage||19,927 Miles / 32,069 KM|
|Transmission||Manual / RHD|
The Mini Moke is a vehicle based on the Mini, designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis and John Sheppard. The name comes from "Mini", the car with which the Moke shares many parts, and "Moke", which is a dialect term for a 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 car's open design meant that it was not the ideal vehicle for the British climate and the vast majority ended up overseas. The Moke finally achieved success as a beach buggy, becoming a popular cult vehicle in the Algarve, Seychelles, Australia, the United States and many tropical resorts in the Caribbean. The original Moke used identical engine, transmission and suspension parts from the Mini. The Moke's prominent role in Patrick McGoohan's cult TV series The Prisoner as well as appearances in countless feature films, including three 'James Bond' movies, has only served to maintain its popularity. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2014, this quirky Mini variant remains highly sought after today. The Mini Moke offered here at Autostorico is a 1967 British built example finished in Red with Black interior. Still boasting its original pressed steel front seats this lovely example also boats the following features; Land Rover folding rear seat, Heater and new folding roof. Supplied with a current V5 registration certificate, MOT valid to May 2018 and various invoices. A perfect opportunity to own such an iconic British classic, which will certainly appreciate over time.
Dealer Link: http://www.autostorico.co.uk/cars-for-sale/mini-moke