TV’s The Prisoner Mini Moke to be released … for around £ 60,000
THE Mini Moke made famous in the cult ’60s TV series The Prisoner goes on sale next month with a price tag of up to £ 60,000.
The 1965 machine is one of four that were customized by London coachbuilders Wood and Pickett in 1966 for the spy / sci-fi drama set in Portmeirion, Wales.
Only two survive, and this particular Moke is firmly identified as having been used onscreen – with series creator and star Patrick McGoohan seen behind the wheel in many episodes.
The fleet was disbanded after filming ended in 1967, and much like The Prisoner itself, the story of this Moke is a mystery until 2011.
It was then that it was discovered in a barn in Holland and shipped to the UK, before being purchased in a very poor condition in 2015 by the current seller.
With the help of specialists over the next two years, the Moke was fully restored, keeping the original car as much as possible, including the famous Penny Farthing logo on the hood.
It also comes with the upgraded – and now fully refurbished – 1.0-liter Cooper engine fitted by Wood and Pickett in place of the original 850cc.
This iconic piece of televised automotive history is to be won with Silverstone Auctions at the NEC Classic Motor Show Sale, in Birmingham, November 12-14.
Remember the Mini is not a number… it will be a free Moke in your hands.