Prototype Moke 1963 rare find???

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Marc556
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Prototype Moke 1963 rare find???

Post by Marc556 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 16:24

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Hi,
I have inherited a 1963 prototype mini moke that I beleive is one of only two remaining in the U.K it has the square headlights rather than round! In blue with white roof! It has been stored in dry barn in South of France for past 10yrs...It is in fairly good condition but has not been used all that time??? Needs TLC... however would anyone please advise on approximate value as I am looking to sell it?? also would anyone be interested in purchasing it before I put it on ebay??
The car vehicle reg doc shows it's date of registration to be 14 MARCH 1963 - A plate (Industrial production did not start until 1964) Car type and make confirms Morris Mini Moke / 2 axle rigid body landrover/jeep.

Marc
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Re: Prototype Moke 1963 rare find???

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Thu Jan 05, 2012 19:20

I'm sure there is plenty of help to be had here, but do you have any pictures of it ? it makes things a wholelot easier if we can see what we're talking about.
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Re: Prototype Moke 1963 rare find???

Post by Doug G » Thu Jan 05, 2012 19:40

Yes, pictures are a great help, worth thousands of words.
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Re: Prototype Moke 1963 rare find???

Post by kenbutterfield » Thu Jan 05, 2012 23:21

Sounds more like a JIMINI or similar kit car.....I doubt that any mokes however prototypical had square headlights?.....the date of 1963 also sounds like the donor car chassis number was used?


look forward to some pics ...ken

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Re: Prototype Moke 1963 rare find???

Post by Tim » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:51

I have a bad feeling that Ken is probably right, but I'm not saying anything, I was caught out once before, accusing a military moke of being home-made. I'm hoping it is some kind of interesting early prototype.

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Re: Prototype Moke 1963 rare find???

Post by Marc556 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 13:54

Hi,

On the vehicle registration Document it says Make: Morrris Mini Moke and model type 2 axle rigid body land rover...Date of registration 14/3/63.

Cant seem to get photos on here? How do I attach them???

Marc

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Post by Doug G » Fri Jan 06, 2012 14:18

Open a 'Photobucket' or similar account.

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Re: Prototype Moke 1963 rare find???

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:57

I've put a picture of it in the gallery - think it should be in the "latest uploads" section . Take a look and see what you think
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Post by Tim » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:03

Here we go again!

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Re: Prototype Moke 1963 rare find???

Post by grantourer » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:28

Wicked thought, if you bought this, bought an English shell from some one. As the description is mini Moke. Would you have the oldest/youngest Moke in existance?
Regards, Graham & Judith
1981 Aussie Moke
1989 Portuguese Moke
1992 VW T3 Multivan LLE No 2113

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Re: Prototype Moke 1963 rare find???

Post by kenbutterfield » Sat Jan 07, 2012 15:41

grantourer wrote:Wicked thought, if you bought this, bought an English shell from some one. As the description is mini Moke. Would you have the oldest/youngest Moke in existance?
Not getting involved with that one Graham, but I reckon you would only have the one moke between them 8)
Good to see that my moking crystal ball is still working OK? :twisted:
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Re: Prototype Moke 1963 rare find???

Post by kenbutterfield » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:21

I note that the seller Marc has chosen to disregard our opinion and is insisting that his "moke" is a rare prototype of which only two were built?
Can I just state my opinion (based on decades of experience) in case potential buyers read the moke forum and need to know the truth?....this vehicle is NOT a prototype moke....it is not even a moke !
I feel very strongly that people may be duped into bidding due to this incorrect description.....sorry marc, but this is NOT a moke prototype, I wish it was.
Ken

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Re: Prototype Moke 1963 rare find???

Post by grantourer » Sun Jan 08, 2012 16:30

Joking apart from my earlier posts. I fully agree with Ken's comments, and trust that the seller Marc will do the decent thing and correct his listing. I suspect that the buyer will be disappointed when He/She applies to heritage for a certificate and discovers their rare find is in actual fact a normal mini
Regards, Graham & Judith
1981 Aussie Moke
1989 Portuguese Moke
1992 VW T3 Multivan LLE No 2113

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Re: Prototype Moke 1963 rare find???

Post by grantourer » Sun Jan 08, 2012 17:52

As an after thought, does any one have a prototype picture they could post on here?
Regards, Graham & Judith
1981 Aussie Moke
1989 Portuguese Moke
1992 VW T3 Multivan LLE No 2113

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