1978 Leyland Mini Moke Californian



The Moke was imported from Australia into the UK in December 1996, with the previous keeper who is a local gentleman to ourselves having owned the car for the last 13 years. There is a good history of previous mot’s going back to it’s importation date and even back in Australia!

In very good overall condition, from an instant start up from cold, we can’t imagine a MOKE driving better, with precise steering good stopping power from the front disc brakes and strong performance from the 1275 cc A series engine.

Inside it is fitted with a heather/demister, a stereo system fitted under the passenger seat with speakers built into the side tubs. A perfectly sized Mountney steering wheel has been fitted which suits the customised interior nicely. The ’tombstone’ front seats and rear bench have been re-upholstered in silver and blue to match the exterior paint finish.

The car is painted in a custom metallic blue inside and out with silver contrast to the roll cage and ‘roo bars.The exterior is finished off nicely with a set of 5 ’Supalight’ 13” alloy wheels in silver with a chrome rim, tyres are Dunlop Sport 2000.

According to research the chassis number AKFPD18T197494 denotes a 1978 model year ’Californian’ model. The Californian name was revived in 1977 as a high spec version of the standard Moke. It had such features as wide white-spoked wheels, bull bars, rubber floor mats, alloy spoke steering wheel and Californian decals on the bonnet it could also be specified with a ‘detoxed’ 1,275cc engine.

Contradictory to its ’78 model year on the VIN plate this MOKE seems to have the following specification upgrades in-line with its 1979 manufacturing declaration date upon import. The 1979 model year was re-vamped with a zinc galvanised body, improved front deflector screens, high-back tilting front seats, strengthened spare wheel bracket, larger fuel tank with side-mounted fuel filler, newer roll cage for the Californian, inertia reel seat belts, stalk mounted controls, improved gear change/bumper mountings/steering rack/ and a 1275cc engine rather than the 998cc.

Any independent inspection is welcomed and all cars on sale by Horsepower Hangar are HPi checked and mechanically inspected, so you can buy with confidence from a long established specialist.

The Moke is available to view 7 days a week, but please note that all viewings are strictly by appointment only and we’re located just 30 minutes away from the A1 at Peterborough.

Finance is available subject to status and nationwide delivery can also be arranged if required.

To arrange a viewing of any of the cars, please call Jonathan on 07799 360 360.

Body Pickup
Mileage 120
Fuel type Petrol
Engine 1275cc A Series
Year 1978
Transmission Manual
Drive FWD
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