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1980 Leyland Moke
This 1980 Leyland Mini Moke is an attention-grabbing, recreational four-seater with a fresh respray in its original colour. It is powered by a 1.0-litre four-cylinder engine which sends 29kW to the front wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. This example currently shows 78,139km on its odometer since new.
The Leyland Mini Moke was designed by the same Sir Alec Issigonis who penned the original Mini. Its utilitarian design was originally intended for military use, however these intentions were short-lived thanks to the Moke’s low ground clearance and small wheels which would have made sustained off-roading a tall order. Mokes then pivoted to a civilian application which centred around leisure and recreation, though most Australians will see them used as beach buggies. Its simple, straightforward, doorless design is favoured for its adaptability, while global fans of the Moke enjoy its easy maintenance and fun-loving character. Like the original Mini, the Moke was manufactured in Australia and exported to a variety of markets worldwide before production ended in 1993.
Finished in the original shade of Yellow Devil, this Mini Moke also sports white accenting throughout and a black soft-top roof. Inside it features four black vinyl-covered seats with seat belts, an Autotechnica three-spoke steering wheel and easy-clean rubber floor mats. It rides on a set of 13-inch steel wheels painted in white with chrome rim, while the tyres are a set of Hankook Kinergy white walls.
This Mini Moke was originally built in Australia in early 1980 was delivered new shortly thereafter. Little is known about its history as no service documentation is supplied, though the current owner understands the car was sourced from a deceased estate. It’s the galvanised body model which is favoured for its longevity and resistance to weathering. It has had a respray in its original Dulux colour of Yellow Devil. The owner notes the next item on the maintenance list is the carburettor needing a tune-up, though the car starts, runs, brakes, and drives normally.
Having been resprayed, the exterior condition of this Mini Moke presents well. The yellow paintwork shines nicely in the sun and shows no overt signs of paint damage or weathering, while exterior trim shows in good order too. Minor signs of wear and tear are found on items such as the rubber of the mud flaps and wheel spats, though condition overall stands up well considering its age. More obvious signs of deterioration are seen inside the wheel wells and around the engine bay, with some paint flaking, and the initial signs of rust, though this is considered commensurate with the car’s use. The wheels and tyres look to be in great condition.
Interior-wise, the inside shows in cared-for condition. The seats display no signs of distress or cracking and retain their original shape, while the surrounding white roll bar is undamaged. The soft-top roof shows no rips or holes and can be easily deployed or removed within seconds. Minor signs of deterioration are found around the windscreen, but this too seems acceptable given the car’s age. Original owners books will be supplied with this car.
This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number. It is not recored as stolen or written off.
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