Author Topic: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT  (Read 17607 times)

Offline Jimini II

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #200 on: November 07, 2019, 03:04:41 PM »
We are fortunate and have the Moke weather here in Florida for Moking. We drove to a CMU event towing a camper trailer i think Erwin Tn and left early on the Sunday morning to go Moken around Florida with the temp at 36 degrees in Erwin as long as you are wrapped up it is fine even the wifey handled it, total miles over 10 days was 2800 elevation was sea level to 6200 feet only problem on the whole trip was a new fuel filter clog.
I am actually more comfortable in the Moke than any of the other Mini's and yes the Moke would be the last Mini to go if i had to sell them off.

Offline MPlayle

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #201 on: November 07, 2019, 05:02:27 PM »
I may just have to consider that green Moke.

I kind of regret having sold my white one, but the opportunity for the Mini Marcos and the offer for my white one were to good to pass up.

Unfortunately, I have learned from the Mini Marcos that the classic "arms extended" sports car driving position does not work well for me - bad shoulders.


Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #202 on: November 07, 2019, 05:21:26 PM »
You gonna put a little more motor in it? I'd be happy to build you something fun.... 77.gif

What will you ask for the Marcos?
« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 08:14:04 PM by MiniDave »
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Whee

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #203 on: November 07, 2019, 08:15:55 PM »
Mokin' weather?

Offline Whee

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #204 on: November 07, 2019, 08:16:45 PM »
I may just have to consider that green Moke.

I kind of regret having sold my white one, but the opportunity for the Mini Marcos and the offer for my white one were to good to pass up.

Unfortunately, I have learned from the Mini Marcos that the classic "arms extended" sports car driving position does not work well for me - bad shoulders.

Hmm, my shoulders are just fine. But I'm not trading you my Moke for the Marcos :)

Offline MPlayle

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #205 on: November 07, 2019, 10:37:46 PM »
What will you ask for the Marcos?

The Marcos would not be cheap - probably would list north of $27K.

The contacts that I found it through may still have leads to folks with "deep pockets" that I snatched if out from under back in May.  I'm waiting to hear what they say.

I already have a regular Mini obtained, but may still consider the green Moke.


Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #206 on: November 07, 2019, 11:30:56 PM »
Cool, then you'll have a "regular" car for those times when the weather isn't too co-operative and the Moke for when it is! 77.gif

I guess that would be easier than listing it on BaT, but I wonder where you might get the most return on your investment?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #207 on: November 08, 2019, 09:10:53 AM »
That is kind of the intent or plan.


Offline MPlayle

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #208 on: November 11, 2019, 12:35:23 PM »
I did get in touch with the seller and got some more information to consider.

I decided to pass on it though.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #209 on: November 11, 2019, 02:24:14 PM »
Too much money, or another re-shell waiting to happen? Or both?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #210 on: November 11, 2019, 02:56:38 PM »
A mix.  The more I studied it, the less comfortable about the price - seemed too much.  I don't think it is another re-shell waiting to happen (at least not like my white one turned out to be). 

It does show indications of work in the past, but much better work than was done to my white one.  There were several places that should have well defined seams, but appeared to have been smoothed.  It had several things that were later model replacement items inconsistent with being a 1964 Moke. 

It also had dark carpeting installed on the sides of the pontoons in the seating area.  That technique was used on my white Moke to hide some messy welds where the pontoons had been rebuilt.

When I got a couple videos (startup and walk-around), it revealed the shifter to be more like the later Aussie Mokes - a cross between magic-wand and rod-change.  That coupled with an apparent 998 engine indicated at least an "upgrade" at some point in its history.  The VIN also did not seem correct for a Moke.




Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #211 on: November 11, 2019, 03:22:19 PM »
Yeah, I can see why you passed - too many questions. Once burned, twice shy.

So tell us about the Mini you DID buy? Did you get Flur back?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #212 on: November 11, 2019, 03:45:23 PM »
I bought a 1991 Saloon out of the Tampa area.  I had Malcolm (Jimini II) inspect it for me.  Here is the link to the original ad on Mini Mania:
https://www.minimania.com/cars4Sale/15652/1991_Rover_Mini_Cooper_Sedan

A solid, decent daily driver without a lot needed.


Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #213 on: November 11, 2019, 03:50:39 PM »
Cool! I saw that one (every so often I peruse the Mania ads) and I def liked the color scheme. Maybe we need to start planning another Texas get together?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #214 on: November 11, 2019, 04:15:34 PM »
I can definitely put another one together.  I'll start an event thread to gauge interest and possible dates.


Offline tmsmini

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #215 on: December 03, 2019, 09:18:49 PM »
Here is one on Facebook, an ERA in Calgary:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/eraturbo.co.uk/permalink/2772671666099368?sfns=mo

Seems very reasonable. As someone commented they are bringing these back from Japan to the UK and selling for more than this.


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