1968 Austin Mini Moke. Only 2800 miles. Fully restored. Runs Great!!!

1968 Austin Mini Moke

Technical specifications of Austin Mini Moke 1968

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Naples, Florida, United States
Make: Austin
Model: Mini Moke
Type: Coupe
Year: 1968
Mileage: 2800
Color: Green
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Fully restored. New rebuilt Mini Cooper 1.275 Litre 4 cylinder engine in 2005. Rebuilt with new pistons and modified for the Mini Moke. Only 2800 miles since 2005 rebuild. Beautiful condition and runs flawlessly. Actual pictures.What exactly is a Mini Moke?When the British Motor Corporation failed to put a dent in the Land Rover's dominance of four-wheel drive sales charts, ritain's most prolific car-maker took a different approach to the off-road and military-vehicle markets.Drawing on the Jeep, he BMC in Britain commissioned a vehicle light enough to be dropped by parachute, r carried by its occupants across difficult terrain.The Moke's development as a military vehicle was supervised by Mini designer Sir Alec Issigonis, ith focus on weight reduction and the maneuverability to scuttle through hostile terrain before the enemy knew it was there.The Moke's military career was brief, ampered by its 10 inch wheels and minimal ground clearance.Having invested heavily in the para-Moke project, MC wasn't about to let the concept die, nd in 1964 a civilian version was released onto the British market. After entertaining the idea of supplying Mokes with just a driver's seat so they might qualify for commercial vehicle tax concessions, MC's next ploy was to fit four seats. 13 inch wheels were fitted revising the body panels and the spare wheel was mounted behind the bumper as an additional impact buffer. Theymarketed the car as a budget-priced FUN machine. The Mini Moke had found its niche!!Mokes were manufactured in England, ustrailia, nd Portugal. Many were sold to tourist destinations like France, reece and the West Indies where they served as rental and courtesy vehicles.The Moke was never available in kit form, ut have always been factory produced using a steel monocoque body pan mounted on Mini sub frames. Mokes always left the factory fully assembled.Mokes were still available brand new in the UK until late 1994 - priced at more than 6000 pounds.This Mini Moke restoration was completed by Dion Jardine of DJ Minis in Westley Chapel, lorida in May of 2005. The restorer replaced the rubber cone suspension with modern shocks and added marine grade custom upholstery and top which are in excellent condition. He also installed rare matching Moke mud flaps and wheel well covers and had the bumpers chromed. This Moke has been garage stored and driven locally by the same owners since its restoration. This Moke drives great and recently received a tune up and new water pump. Not only is this little car lots of fun, ut it is definitely a head turner and always gets a smile.Very rare 1968 Austin Mini Moke - $20,000.00

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