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Is this a Moke

Post by John Wakefield » Tue Mar 12, 2019 16:55

This little Moke style van Q838FLD has recently been for sale with a coach company in Essex according to dvsa its licenced as a Comet. Is it a BLMC Moke or a clone, a kit car possibly. It had previously been owned by City Sightseeing in the Margate/Ramsgate area presumably as a publicity vehicle.
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Re: Is this a Moke

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Tue Mar 12, 2019 17:35

It could be described as many things.....a Moke isn’t one of them, that’s for sure :lol:
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Re: Is this a Moke

Post by grantourer » Tue Mar 12, 2019 23:00

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 17:35
It could be described as many things.....a Moke isn’t one of them, that’s for sure :lol:
During the late 60's and early 70's Mini running gear was used for all sorts of odd vehicles. This looks like someone has been give a brief. Small box van, probably to tow a passenger trailer, and this is the result. the most famous Mini conversions where the Outspan Oranges
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Re: Is this a Moke

Post by John Wakefield » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:47

It was first registered in May 1985, and the fact its on a Q plate suggests that it was built by a company specialising in building bespoke vehicles rather than a private individual who would probably have continued to tax it on the original donor Mini registration. It looks to have had a single vehicle approval hence the Q plate.
There is a badge on the grille which again suggests a commercial builder, the make on DVSA is COMET, but I can find nothing on that name on Google

Vehicle details
Vehicle make: COMET
Date of first registration: May 1985
Year of manufacture: 1985
Cylinder capacity (cc): 998 cc
CO₂Emissions: Not available
Fuel type: PETROL
Euro Status: Not available
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: SORN in place
Vehicle colour: MULTI-COLOURED
Vehicle type approval: Not available
Wheelplan: 2-AXLE-RIGID BODY
Revenue weight: Not available

The company recently selling it (Talisman Coaches in Essex) were advertising it as a Moke resembling an open top bus, I think it was used by previous owner City Sightseeing as a promotional vehicle to advertise the open top bus trips around the Maidstone area, but cant have ventured out much as there are no pics of it (that I can find) on Flickr or Google.
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Re: Is this a Moke

Post by Dean » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:07

Looks familiar....

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Re: Is this a Moke

Post by johng » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:28

Yeah Dean . An exact copy of Lindandy's Moke except Andy doesn't have Black & White Cat ……. just Emperor Rosco :lol:
I didn't realise the " Orange " was mini based - Thanks Graham. One turns up at Hollowell Steam Rally

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Re: Is this a Moke

Post by John Wakefield » Thu Mar 14, 2019 18:31

I have obtained the VIN number its SABLVL03525127005 So can anyone identify what the doner vehicle was?

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Re: Is this a Moke VIN No

Post by John Wakefield » Thu Mar 14, 2019 19:48

Just come across this thread https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/top ... 0&t=587440 so looks to be a DVLA issued VIN for kit cars.

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Re: Is this a Moke

Post by John Wakefield » Wed Mar 20, 2019 14:38

Well this thread seems to have run its course with no positive identification, its obviously not a genuine Moke and as such no interest in it on here, thanks anyway BFN John

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