UPDATE: Seller reports that it’s GONE, GONE, GONE to its new home!
This “better-than-new,” 1967 Morris Mini Moke features a completely new body shell from the UK supplier that uses the original factory tooling, a shell that became the foundation for the full restoration completed in 2018. Virtually everything is new, including all hardware and fasteners throughout, a full wiring harness with new switches and gauges, a complete rear subframe/brakes/suspension assembly, upgraded transmission, new steelie wheels and tires and a custom rollbar and vinyl soft top, among other new parts fitted. A number of desirable drivability and reliability upgrades have been added.
- Just 335 miles have been logged since the build was completed.
- This Moke is fully freeway-capable and cruises at 60-70 mph without even breathing hard! (Top speed is about 80, if you’re brave!)
- The Heritage Certificate authenticates it as a LHD North American Export model with an original build date of 2 Oct. 1967.
Extensive documentation from the painstaking build includes a 35-page “story notebook,” a 1,871-word presentation that details the 7-month restoration and incorporates numerous build photos throughout. Two large file folders of well-organized receipts and documentation are included; several hundred additional build and “before” photos are also available.
Drivability and Reliability Upgrades:
Many drivability and reliability upgrades include a larger (998cc) engine with electronic ignition, an upgrade to a new 4-synchro transmission, new Cooper S disc brakes in front, fully adjustable suspension with HiLos, an alternator conversion, upgraded cooling system and a GPS speed sensor in a retro-style Smiths speedo. New seatbelts (front and rear), a sport steering wheel and water-temperature and oil-pressure gauges have also been added. On the custom rollbar is a custom vinyl soft top that incorporates a roll-up rear window.
Convenience and Security Upgrades:
Among the convenience and security upgrades is a locking storage compartment situated behind the rear seats, 12v/USB outlets, a “Jerry can” holder in back for spare fuel, a custom mount for its matching spare tire, and a removable front grille (for easier servicing). Also included is a front-mounted tow bar for flat towing.
The engine has been upgraded to a 998cc model (replaces stock 850cc)
The new transmission is a custom, 4-synchro model converted to use a stock-appearing “magic wand” shifter. (Guessworks in the UK built the “hybrid” transmission; ‘60’s Mokes have a non-synchro first gear.)
- New HS-4 SU single carb on late-model intake/exhaust manifold
- K&N cone air filter
- Electronic-ignition distributor
- New exhaust system with split, dual exhaust tips (exiting both sides of the rear)
- Alloy valve cover
- New alloy radiator with new water pump, fan, belts, hoses and thermostat
- Engine refurbished, with new gaskets and seals
- Unleaded cylinder head upgrade
- New brake and clutch master cylinders
- New clutch slave cylinder, pushrod, arm and throw-out bearing
- New braided flex hydraulic lines for entire brake and clutch systems
Brake and Suspension Upgrades:
- Cooper S (7.5”) front disc brakes
- Fully adjustable front and rear suspension, including HiLos
- Complete new replacement rear subframe assembly, with new swing arms, mounting trunions and complete new brake and backing-plate assemblies, including S-type spacered rear drums
- Added adjustable camber/toe brackets to rear suspension
- new rubber suspension cones and all new bushings
- New rubber driveshaft couplings (for yoke-style driveshafts)
- New shocks on all corners
- All new wheel bearings and hubs
- New, proper MK-II UK Moke body tub by M-Part in the UK (using factory tooling and OEM panels)
- Wheels are new “JBW” steelies with a white pinstripe around the edge; new caps and lugnuts
- Matching spare in back on a custom mount with a vinyl cover
- Custom roll-bar/top support (bolt-on, and powder-coated for durability)
- Custom soft top with roll-up rear window
- Converted to removable front grille (for easier servicing)
- New windshield glass and rubber seals
- New, larger side mirrors for increased visibility
- Added rear-view mirror
- New OEM replacement rear reflectors
- Added rear “Jerry can” spare fuel can and mount
Electrical System and Upgrades:
- Complete new wiring harness, including fuse block, sockets and connectors
- Converted to alternator (for increased power output and reliability)
- Smiths new reproduction electronic speedometer with GPS speed sensor and digital odometer
- Added oil-pressure and water-temperature gauges
- Added electric windshield-washer unit
- New headlight and turn-signal switches
- Added auxiliary 12v power port module (w/ 3 outlets)
Refinished Original Parts:
- Front and rear bumpers
- Front and rear seats (original)
- Fuel tank, with new cap
- Side-compartment covers (with seals added)
- Grab handles on the pontoons
- Instrument pod
- Steering column and shroud
- Pedal box and accelerator-pedal assembly
- Wiper motor, with new wiper-wheel boxes
- Handbrake assembly, with new cables
- Refurbished steering rack with new knuckle joints, ends and boots
Notes & FYI:
- The odometer reading is now 716 miles
- Runs well, drives well – and needs nothing, reports the builder/seller!
- The full restoration was completed in 7 months, from Sept 2017 through April 2018
- For protection, the underside had a “stone-chip” coating done prior to painting
- Also included is a front-mounted tow bar for flat towing, including a custom mount below the front bumper
Texas title and current registration.
Located in San Antonio, Texas 78232
[ ID# WHITE67MOKE ] Asking: (contact us)
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BOTTOM LINE: This is a case where it pays to do your homework. Be careful what you buy, you may not be able to drive it in some states, including California.
2019 – UPDATED FOOTNOTE: According to current California ARB guidelines, pre-1968 classic Minis – because of their age – would not be subject to the restrictions that would otherwise apply to direct-import vehicles. (Great news for this legitimate ’67 Mini Moke!)
UPDATE: Seller reports that it’s GONE, GONE, GONE to its new home!