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1966 Austin Mini

Moke
Gooding & Company goes online for Scottsdale 2021
Monday, 18 January - Friday, 22 January 2021
$24,200
Sale Price
$20,000 - $30,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
22 January 2021
Sold Date
36
Lot Number
#3-
Unrestored original
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis no. AAB1L827174. Red over red and white. 848/34hp, 4-speed, steel wheels with hub caps, rear-mounted spare wheel with cover, BMC pushbutton radio, auxiliary horns, Paddy Hopkirk throttle pedal, owner's manual. A vintage Flying Dutchman bicycle is included with the sale.

Evaluation: Early UK-built Moke given to actor Ken Berry from Andy Griffith. Single family ownership since 1968. Unrestored and represented with 16,002 miles. Faded original paint and tired brightwork. The top looks a bit tattered and shows significant discoloration. Dull interior with paint chipping off the dash, worn switchgear, and pitting on the gauge bezel. Dirty but maintained and complete engine bay. Not necessarily neglected but not pampered, either. It’s a totally unrestored Moke in appropriately loud colors and has some Hollywood history.

Bottom Line: The Mini Moke may have been conceived as military vehicle, but lots of examples led lives as beach town cruisers, often done up in these kinds of bright colors. This charming but tired Moke had some last-minute high bid extensions, perhaps attracting the underbidders from the very expensive Meyers Manx that closed three lots earlier, but there was no frenzy for it and this is a realistic result given all the wear and tear.

by Andrew Newton
4 February 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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