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 Posted: May 12, 2018 07:20AM
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malsal.. ahhhh the good old days.. billy backstay. aka PH Foster. and his best buddies ML and BP.. they knew it ALL about selling minis with NO dealer lic.. amazing how all three FELL out that IVORY TOWER they were living in... and all having to do MANUEL labor in 2018... btw. I am NOT a NON profit dealer ..are you?? later bc

 Posted: May 11, 2018 05:09PM
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I too prefer RHD Minis. That said, all 3 of our Mokes are LHD North America spec. That means all red rear lenses and all clear lenses on the front. I normally would convert my cars to RHD except the #1 Moke is going back to 100% OEM spec. #2 will remain LHD because of it's history, and #3 will remain LHD because it will be flipped once completed, and as said above, LHD sells better in the US.

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

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 Posted: May 11, 2018 04:51PM
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maybe it was my computer.. i came back and the current bid was lower than last I checked.

 Posted: May 11, 2018 02:11PM
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Yes Marks was an original LHD US export Moke and i am sure it helped the price.
A Moke has to be the simplest Mini to convert to LHD.

My Moke was a LHD one originally and converted to RHD before i got it and if it had not been converted it would be now. Personally i don't care for LHD in any Mini all my Mini's a RHD i just find RHD more comfortable but that's just me, different strokes for different folks.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: May 11, 2018 11:54AM
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malsal. the money for mokes is in the UK ones.and seems LHD is must for this money..I had this perfect moke of kevin C..for EIGHT months.. that he spend $60k on the resto and only brought $30K. and know I think it was the bidders on ebay.. were too ANAL. to understand how easy to convert from RHD TO LHD.... the AUS ones just to NOT bring must over $20K USD for some reason.. age maybe, the ten inchers,, simple bumpers?? I just bought two OZ mokes in Melbourne for $18k Aus and $15K AUS.. about $26.4k USD total.. will send you photos , very tidy mokes. but sure NOT up to kevin C moke or this moke of Mark and Sarah.. later bc ps. I would NEVER convert a moke from RHD to LHD just to sell. it..for ANYONE..

 Posted: May 11, 2018 09:42AM
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AFAIK Justin all red were US market and amber/red were UK market.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: May 11, 2018 08:59AM
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Originally Posted by tennmoke

 I only found 8 things that I think are incorrect on this Moke.

 

 

RM Sotheby's - 1967 Austin Mini Moke | Monaco 2018

 

   

 

Mark...
Whats the general rule or guidance on rear lamps
   Your car sold with 4 Red.   My moke. Came to me in with 2 Amber / 2 Reds
  Sotheby's car also has 2 amber / 2 red...

Are there known market conditions for the Rear lenses?

 Posted: May 11, 2018 05:32AM
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Sarah & Mark -
Congratulations on a good sale on a super great Moke! Glad it will be on the East coast! 

Peter - 65 UK Moke , 63 Healey 3000, 60 Bugeye Sprite, 01 BMW M Coupe.  email:  prbraun1@gmail.com

 

 Posted: May 11, 2018 03:57AM
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Jim,

We were watching the bidding closely, there never was a fallback on the prices, it was all straight line up in value. I would have definitely noticed if that had happened. The BaT experience was excellent from start to finish. 

Sarah

 Posted: May 11, 2018 02:54AM
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Some bits if info on the BAT auction experience. My wife Sarah approached Sotheby’s about our Moke selling at their Amelia Island auction this past March. We used to live down there and attended the Concours, what a great experience. When we brought this Moke home we lived a mile from the Ritz Carlton. Wouldn’t it be cool to transform the Moke into a vehicle that would sell at this top notch auction? They sent a very kind gentleman up to our house to check out the Moke. A Moke is a bit low brow for this auction, but he was impressed by the condition. Low and behold they came back a few weeks later and said they wanted it. There were a few caveats (beside the fees): It was car #1 on the auction block and it had to sell at no reserve. I used to have a dealer’s license. I went to auctions and got the best deals on the first three cars that went through while everyone else seemed to be BSing and drinking coffee. We passed but kept up with the Sotheby’s contact. He emailed last night and congratulated us on the BAT sell. He said that the “Yacht Tender” Moke from the Wilson Collection sold last week for $43,500. This Moke was the subject of a post started by the Werewolf a week or two ago. Next up is a really nice Moke that Sotheby’s is auctioning off in Monaco tomorrow. I hope the link below works. I only found 8 things that I think are incorrect on this Moke.

 

 

RM Sotheby's - 1967 Austin Mini Moke | Monaco 2018

 

   

 

 Posted: May 10, 2018 05:57PM
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malsal and whee.. BaT an BJ bidders seem to be out of touch of market prices.. both attract super rich guys with way too much DINERO to burn... to be top end UK moke is $30k in May 2018.. just my 2 cents. a

 Posted: May 10, 2018 02:31PM
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Normally i would agree with you but on BaT alone there have been some ex Catalina Island Mokes that sold in the $30's, BJ a few years back were selling in the $30's also. Not knocking these Mokes but this one was done 100% and that is never an easy or inexpensive undertaking on any restoration and imo it is better to spend more money up front on a correct restoration than try to work around a bodged one.

Marks Moke and every other one he has done afaik is re built to better than new. Most restorers would have patched in panels but his shell had new pontoons and a complete new floor not a cheap undertaking along with other panels with a total of 29 replaced basically turning it into a new shell.

When you look at the spreadsheet list and it totals $26k plus then you factor in the original purchase price and all his labour on top if you are paying someone to do the restoration you just cannot duplicate it for any less imo. 

It would be cheaper to find an Australian or Portuguese Moke imo as these seem cheaper to buy than their UK counterparts.

In 5 to 10 years this Moke will seem cheap.

I really thought you had it bought until the last couple of bids from the new bidder.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: May 10, 2018 02:09PM
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What Mokes have you seen going for more (or close?) Malsal? From my research, I was seeing this as about $38 as market price...

 Posted: May 10, 2018 02:01PM
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See Billy Backstay was right you are running a stealership down there in Earl NC trying to steal that Moke and pocket $11k you should be ashamed of yourself BC .

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: May 10, 2018 01:05PM
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congrats on the sale on BaT.. just goes to show you all I was WRONG.( for ONCE??). I had offered Mark $30 large last month for this stella moke.. and he turned it down.. laterbc

 Posted: May 10, 2018 11:27AM
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Heard from buyer.  Moke going to Nashville.  This auction was a fun experience.  Thanks for all the kind words guys.  Wish I had another to restore, it is fun work. 

 Posted: May 10, 2018 10:54AM
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Sold $41,000 congrats Mark and Sarah.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: May 10, 2018 10:53AM
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something strange going on with that bidding

about 4 minutes to go, showed $ 40,000
came back with about 2 minutes, left, then bid was 35,250 I think it was
then the countdown.. said checking last minute bids.. went to 40,250 i think new 2 minute countdown, went to 41,000.. 
more checking for last second bids.. sold for 41,000

 Posted: May 10, 2018 10:51AM
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I hope they drive it...

 Posted: May 10, 2018 10:46AM
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someone wants that Moke.. up to 40K with moments left to go

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