Mini Week - Car # 2: Mini Moke 'Californian'
What's not to love about the Moke? Simple styling, open-top, and mechanicals from the beloved Mini range.
This particular example, photographed in Bellerive, on the eastern shore of Hobart's River Derwent, was a in great nick with rich, glossy paint, straight panels and a lovely interior. All its original Californian features - from the white front and rear tubular steel bumpers and roll-bar, high-back bucket seats, sports steering wheel and Sunraysia style wheels - were present, too.
As a Californian, it was also fitted with the larger 1275 cc engine and front disk brakes. It is a later Australian version - circa 1977 - having been made by the much maligned Leyland group who took over the production of the Mini range from BMC in the early 1970s.
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All iPhone images.