20 Moke Collection has arrived in the UK

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20 Moke Collection has arrived in the UK

Post by Jamesgower » Sat Sep 03, 2016 14:17

Hi All. I'm new to the forum. In 2009 I was touring BBC Top Gear around Asia and I stumbled across 20 Mini Mokes hiding in Macau. 7 years later I now own them all and they are stored in Hertfordshire. They are all in amazing condition. Extremely solid. I added fuel to one and after 20 years of sitting quietly the engine fired up! I'm going to sell a few as they are right now and repaint some others and keep a couple for myself. Let me know if you want to come and look. They have caused quite a stir in my village. gowerjames@yahoo.co.uk. I am located by junction 1 of the M1

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Post by Jersey Moke » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:55

What a find!!!

It makes you wonder just how many more of these collects there are hidden around the world just waiting to be found and and lovingly restored.

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Post by janz » Sun Sep 04, 2016 23:41

Glad I've got and English :D must admit, I am tempted. The collection looks great. Seems quite sensible - Macao was a Portuguese colony back in the days. Good place to rent Portuguese Mokes I guess. Will I have enough loot left after my house 'restoration'?
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Post by mab01uk » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:59

Wow.....quite a collection! 8)

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Post by janz » Mon Sep 05, 2016 22:07

Just think, there's more Mokes here together than make it to most events :lol:

OK, someone had to say it - were the Chinese worried about bonnet toggles failing?????? shut up Jan!!!! go to bed!!!! :shock:
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Post by Robin Jones » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:51

I giggled at that one Jan. Someday we will get 21 at a show somewhere other than Australia/NZ
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Post by Wally2 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:47

Hi Matt,
We had over 30 (maybe even 34?) Mokes at the fabulous National in Falmouth, Cornwall last month, and I think we may be heading for 22 maybe 23 plus at the Welsh Weekend in just over a weeks time!

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Post by David Biss » Tue Sep 06, 2016 15:09

25 at L2B this year!!!!

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Post by Wally2 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 15:31

Hi Dave,
Quite right, forgot that!
It's been a very good year event wise!

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Post by Robin Jones » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:52

Ok I should amend that to the USA where Moke's aren't factory built here.
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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:12

Well it was a long night but the upshot is that there's now one less Moke in the showroom and its back where it belongs, oop north, and once it's been recomissioned it'll be back on the road. Many thanks to james, stopping up late to receive us and giving us free reign to look/drool/pick from the collection.....and then play musical Mokes getting one out! :D
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Post by Wally2 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:30

Seems you had a long night Nigel!!! Well done!
Photos of your purchase? (when you've had some sleep!).
Does it need much work?

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Re: 20 Moke Collection has arrived in the UK

Post by Bodge » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:38

Congratulations on your new purchase Nigel.

These Mokes are located less than 10 miles from me in Markyate and I went to see them last week. Although some are a little rough around the edges, I think they are remarkably solid for Mokes that are 25 years old. I think he is asking the right sort of price for them too. It is unfortunate most of the bonnets have been dented by people sitting on them and none of them come with hoods. James is having an open day on Saturday 10th September and I wouldn't be surprised if it gets a bit crowded. James told me that he has already sold two or three. Which colour did you buy?

I went to see these Mokes 25 years ago when I was visiting Hong Kong on my travels and I popped over to Macau for the day. Happy Mokes originally had 43 on their fleet and I have been wondering what happened to them ever since they were offered for sale in 2006. Micke Pettersson originally found the details and posted them on this forum here.

I have some other photos and may even have a photo of the Moke you have bought.

This really has to be the last cache of Mokes like this to be discovered. But then we have said that before and yet they still keeping turning up don't they?

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Re: 20 Moke Collection has arrived in the UK

Post by werewolf » Wed Sep 07, 2016 14:04

sadly. these are NOT legal in the USA.. as they are 1992/93s,, I see the listed has ENDED.. sold?? later bc

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