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Hoonverse Weekend Edition, Another Mini Moke

LongRoofian November 20, 2010 In General 12 Comments

"Only $12,500!"

Back in my early days of blogging here at the Hooniverse, I did a post about a 1967 Mini Moke that was for sale by the neighbor of a buddy of mine. In the comments section it was pretty much unanimous that 12,500 large was a bit much for this little ragtop.

Well over at Hemmings blog today, Daniel Strohl found just the shell of a Mini Moke for $3,500.

"Only 3,500 bucks!"

Maybe that $12,500 is not all that out of line. Just saying.

  • tonyola
    • Paul_y

      In september, I saw a Mini Moke in San Francisco (while neglecting to take a picture, because I am a dumbass), and that was the first thing I thought of.

  • Alff

    I dig the long rooflessness of these. I think I could find something fun to do with that shell.

    • Paul_y

      It needs to be re-purposed into an autocross monster. Stuff some Miata guts under it, a roll bar on top, and you're good.

      • tonyola

        Good luck putting a drive shaft and rear differential under a Moke. The original was front wheel drive.

        • Paul_y

          I know, but that doesn't mean an enterprising fabricator can't make it happen.

        • Hey…if AMC can put a frame under a unibody Jeep Cherokee to create my Comanche pickup truck, anything is possible! 🙂

          • Alff

            If Tex Earnhardt can put me in a new car with my credit history, anything is possible.

            • Yeah!!! Who is Tex Earnhardt anyway? I hear the ads on MRN all the time but how can this olelongrooffan get him to put me in a new Mercedes longroof?

      • Alff

        I'm thinking Mokaru.

        • You'd need to build like a box-section tube frame to set the shell upon. Then, use whatever sick drivetrain your demented Hoon brain can fit in there. For instance, a Kansas Racing Products Iron Duke, and cut a channel for the drivetrain. Maybe a Jag rear end. Maybe a slushox, you'd need to hang on with both hands. http://www.kansasracingproducts.com/Kansas_Racing

  • Ryans92L

    I have ridden in my share, and every time I had a blast. Also raced one when I had my quarter midget back in the day on our track at the farm, moke didn't stand a chance to my single 120cc honda cylinder. but cool none the less!