History of the Moke
The Mini Moke has been described by some as the most improbable of the Mini variants. It was by far the least successful derivative in terms of UK sales and yet paradoxically, it was also the derivative that remained in production for longest.
It was also totally impractical as a passenger car and largely useless as a commercial vehicle, yet this cheeky little mini Jeep had two saving virtues. It was immense fun if the climate was right and it was perfect for the holiday hire car market in warmer climates. As a consequence, after production ended in England, it was moved first to Australia and then to Portugal.
Production finally ended in 1992, nearly 30 years after the first vehicles had left Longbridge.
Further information can be found in the sections below.