This is a Leyland Australian Mini Moke, manufactured in 1973, RHD (Right Hand Drive) with a 0-door soft-top body 4 seater . It\'s FWD (front-wheel drive) with left- hand manual 4-speed transmission.
The optional black cloth canopy has plastic side windows, and is held up by a roll cage, that can easily be removed when not needed. The windscreen can easily be unbolted and removed if not needed. There is rust on this vehicle and the paint is peeling on sections of the floor.
It has the original ID plate in and the Australian window sticker shows it was a blue two-seater before modifications in 1993 to a 4 seater.
Gasoline engine with displacement: 1097 cm3 / 67 cui, 50 hp / 51 PS ( SAE ), torque: 81 Nm / 60 lb-ft characteristic dimensions: outside length: 3239 mm / 127.5 in, wheelbase: 2096 mm / 82.5 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 620 kg / 1367 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 907 kg / 2000 lbs
top speed: 113 km/h (70 mph) (declared by factory);
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 18 s; 0- 100 km/h 21.7 s (simulation Â©automobile-catalog.com);
1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 20.4 s (simulation Â©automobile-catalog.com)
The Mini Moke is a vehicle based on the Mini. The name comes from \"Mini\"â��the car with which the Moke shares many partsâ��and \"Moke\", which is an archaic dialect term for donkey. The Moke has been marketed under various names including Austin Mini Moke, Morris Mini Moke and Leyland Moke.
The initial design was a prototype for a light military vehicle in the style of the American Jeep, but its small wheels and low ground clearance made it impractical as an off-road vehicle. The Moke would go on to attract attention as a cult vehicle as a result of the unprecedented success of the Mini and through exposure in the popular television series: The Prisoner.
Of the 14,500 Mokes sold, only about a tenth of them stayed in Britain, yet strong demand remained overseas. It was subsequently offered in a civilian version as a low-cost, easily maintained utility vehicle. The Moke finally achieved success as a beach buggyâ��becoming a popular \"cult\" vehicle in the Algarve, Seychelles, Australia, the United States and many tropical resorts in the Caribbean.The Moke\'s construction is simple. There are just three curved panels in the Moke, the bonnet, the firewall and the floor, each of which is only curved in one direction. This makes it relatively straightforward to reproduce and replace Moke body components without access to sophisticated machine tools. The body mainly consists of two box-section \"pontoons\" or \"sideboxes\" running between the front and rear wheels, and include (non-hollow) extensions of that from the back of the car all the way up to the front. These are connected by the floor pan, the firewall and a sturdy lateral torque box that runs under the front seats and stiffens the body in torsion. The left-hand pontoon contains the fuel tank; the right-hand has a compartment for the battery and a small lockable storage area. Australian Mokes were exported to many countries, and pioneered large-scale exports of Australian-made vehicles. Leyland Australia made much of these exports in its advertising. The use of Australian-made Mokes by the Israeli Army (complete with a machine gun tripod mounted in the rear) attracted controversy and media attention. It was built in Australia from 1966 to 1981 where it was originally marketed as the Morris Mini Moke and from 1973 as the Leyland Moke for gentle off-road or beach use.
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