1989 Mini Moke Registration no. G950 CPF Chassis no. TW74KFP328S782134
The Mini's boldest reinvention - the Jeep-like Moke ? was conceived as a military vehicle but rejected by the British Army, and subsequently was redeveloped for the civilian market, deliveries commencing in 1964. The car's open design meant that it was not ideal for the British climate and the vast majority ended up overseas. Production too was transferred abroad after 1968, continuing in Australia until 1981. Australian-built Mokes were already being exported to Portugal in kit form and production proper commenced there in 1983. In 1990 Rover sold the Moke project to Cagiva, which continued production in Portugal until 1993.
Sold overseas as a utility vehicle but in Britain viewed more as a fashion accessory, the Moke captured the 1960s' spirit of freedom and self-expression more effectively than any other car. The Moke's prominent role in Patrick McGoohan's cult TV series The Prisoner has only served to maintain its popularity, and today this quirky Mini variant remains highly sought after.
This automatic transmission Mini Moke was acquired in 2000, having had four previous owners, and has been used every summer since then. 'G950 CPF' is currently SORN'd but was taxed and passed its MoT test in 2017. Described by the private vendor as in good running condition, this charming little car comes complete with roof, instruction manual, and a V5C Registration Certificate.