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Long Shots: A Goat and A Mini Moke

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So the other day this olelongrooffan was out and about just Hooning around seeing what could be seen. I was down at a fairly cool car target rich environment and out back was this cool Mini Moke. I spotted a red one of these many moons ago while working with Manuel Labor up there in the Birthplace of Speed. I remember they had it for sale and the going price was $12,500.00

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That one, also red in color, was in very good condition and even had a soft top. Yeah a pretty cool little buggy if I do say so myself. This one was a little rough around the edges but most of the cars I see at this place are. Including the 69 Fleetwood just down a bit.

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No images of that Caddy but know it dwarfed this Moke. So this olelongrooffan headed around front to see what else could be seen. And that would be

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this Pontiac Lemans, also in resale red. I’m calling this one a 1971 or 72 but this olelongrooffan knows that one of my fellow Hoons will properly identify this quicker than I can type it.

And I can also hear my fellow Hoons stating that this is a Lemans, not a GTO.

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No, we need to mosey down to the next cool car spotting location to see that GTO. Yes, both resale red Ponchos were spotted in one day, merely ten minutes apart. I even went back to that first location just to make sure that one was still there. I sure am glad I am a simple guy and take pleasure in finding obscure crap like this and finding it humorous.

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  • dukeisduke

    The only way to tell for sure whether one is a Tempest, Le Mans, or GTO is by the first five characters of the VIN.

  • “I spotted a red one of these many moons ago….”

    Are you sure this isn’t the same one? It has the same fake front plate, grille badge, and windshield stickers (although a new one seems to have been added as well):

    http://hooniverse.com/2010/05/23/hooniverse-weekend-edition-live-a-1967-mini-moke/

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zCnDCJkPVTc/S_hRutL9QMI/AAAAAAAAMDc/qFSA2lQ6P8w/s1600/1%20002.jpg

    • longrooffan

      md: It could very well be the same one with the exception being the seat cushions. In the one I saw a couple years ago, this one, they were a fitted brown leatherette looking cushion where as the one I saw last week the cushions looked like they were out of the lawn furniture department at WallyWorld. Other than that, they were identical. Except the Florida tags.

    • Rover 1

      Other, of course, than it’s excessive size and extensive safety engineering, I could see this as being in your collection. But then parts are probably too easy to get, as well. : -)

      • Another drawback is that people want real money for these, too.