Mokes share all the mechanical parts, including the engine, subframes, suspension, brakes with standard Minis, so parts are readily available. Legend has it that they were originally built with the idea of selling them to the military, but they ended up catching on big in resort areas.
Off the coast of Southern California is Catalina Island. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, a concession there offered rental Mokes, and hundreds of them saw service there. The Catalina Mokes still turn up from time to time; we were offered one just a couple weeks ago.
An immaculate, fantastically restored Moke with documented Catalina history sold last year at the Monterey auctions for something like $24,000 USD.
We’ve also just been offered a 140-horsepower race Moke – its engine/transmission alone are worth over $16,000, its owner reports. It’s pricey, but scary fast! Call or email for more details and pics…