1967 Austin Mini Moke

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    AAB1037698A
  • Engine number 
    12HA87AAD115695
  • Lot number 
    408
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

The first Mokes were built at BMC's Longbridge, Birmingham plant between 1964 - 1968Originally conceived as a military vehicle, its cute looks soon attracted a different audienceThis right-hand drive, UK-supplied exampleretains all its original Mk1featuresSubject of a no expense spared, total Concours restoration to original factory specificationClass winner at the Mini Cooper Register Day, Beaulieu 2015. Good history fileThis immaculate little Spruce Green Mokeis possibly the best example availableThe Mini Moke is famed for its versatility and classic design. Built in the UK between 1964 and 1968, it was originally conceived as a lightweight military vehicle, utilising parts from the Minivan, however, as the Mini became successful, so the Mini Moke gained a sort of cult status, later becoming popular as a low maintenance recreational car. Despite this, it is estimated that only 1,500 vehicles were produced for the home market, including this car. Popular as a beach buggy in island destinations such as the Seychelles and Barbados, these great little vehicles were once also used as the official transport for the local police in Macau!This right-hand driveMini Moke retainsits original Mk1features such as the single windscreen wiper and floor mounted headlight dip-switch and remainsin its production colour of Spruce Green with green trim. Sold new in the UK, the car has been the subject of a no expense spared, total Concours restoration to original factory specification and has covered very few miles since.The history file contains various MOT Certificates, the original 1974 green logbook, the V5, the build sheet from its extensive JD Classics restoration and the all-important Heritage Certificate.This immaculate little car is possibly the best example in existence and, despite its low mileage, starts and drives very nicely. Class winner at the Mini Cooper Register Day, Beaulieu 2015, it truly represents an opportunity for its new owner to enjoy all manner of open-air escapades.