Austin designed the Moke as a lightweight, inexpensive military utility vehicle, a concept that didn't get any traction. Instead it proved to be way more popular with the stylish -- and a bit anti-establishment -- Carnaby Street crowd, who seized upon its simplicity and made it a popular accessory and functional counterpart to the glam posturing of Fiat Jolly owners. The Mini Moke has never lost its appeal, as conclusively shown by this absolutely fabulously restored 1966 British-built righthand drive example. Finished in a bright Mediterranean Blue, with matching Blue cloth upholstery and folding top, it is fitted with an aftermarket padded rim small diameter steering wheel, a set of "Mamba" alloy wheels and a Sony CD stereo system. With chromed tube bumpers fore and aft and other polished aluminum and chrome bright work it is fully restored, beautifully done and above reproach top and bottom, inside and out. On the promenade at Cannes, as the shore tender for a yacht, on Rodeo Drive or running errands for a car collection, it will attract positive attention that exceeds its already plentiful utility. It is stunning.
For more information on how to purchase an Austin Mini (or to sell one) please make sure to read up on our car Consignment Program.