The true Mini Moke was never available as a kit car, but because the basic Mini parts are easily available, many companies have made copies of the vehicle: the Andersen Mini-Cub, the Del Tech Nomad, the Gecko, the Hobo, the Hustler, the Jimini, the Mini-Scout, the Mule, the Navajo, the Ranger, the Mini Scamp, the Stimson, the Warrior and the Yak. There were also two more registered as Comet and MPV (a 6-wheeler)
In 1981, Melbourne engineering firm Johns Perry developed the Electromoke, as part of a Victorian State Government trial investigating energy conservation. Four Leyland Mokes were produced without engines or wipers, and then fitted with elevator motors and car batteries. The rear suspension had to be upgraded due to the battery weight. The vehicles were tested by Australia Post, the State Electricity Commission of Victoria and the Electricity Commission of New South Wales. A change of government, high cost, poor performance, and the demise of the Leyland factory meant the project went no further. The one remaining Electromoke is on static display at the Museum of Vehicle Evolution, Shepparton.
In 2016 the Moke was included in an exhibition titled \"AL(L) Projects with Aluminum\", curated by Maria Cristina Didero at the Grand-Hornu in Belgium. The show explored experimentation with aluminium in art, design, and industry. 
Add some cool gear to your electric Moke. Moke America's official shop features a wide range of accent pieces that will make your Moke stand out even more, from Striped Bimini Tops to Seat Covers and Tire Covers. We also sell the essentials, including our proprietary charging cord.
As mentioned earlier, the Moke only has three curved panels. This, as a result, makes it quite easy to replace and reproduce Moke body parts, even if there is no access to modern machine tools. Moreover, spare components are still easily available. This is why you can see several Mini Moke copies, such as the Gecko, Del Tech Nomad, Andersen Mini-Cub, Jimini, Hustler, Hobo, Navajo, Mule, Mini Scamp, Ranger, Warrior, Stimson, and Yak.
The mini has always run a 998 cc, only this time it was turbocharged. For the moke I was able to score a trashed 1275 block/crank (thrust washers were previously installed backwards which took out a lot of metal from the crank plus the center and front mains). It's really only a matter of time before the mains let go or the crank, which was ground .030\" at the thrust face center web, splits in two. I think the 998 with the T3 turbo was faster than the moke! The moke just had a better driver on Saturday :), some good drafts behind the Jeep Cherokee for a couple laps while I was driving, and a lot more tire-- 50% more tire with 195 50/15 versus the 10\" on the mini.
Murilee - any pictures of what they did for the gas tankIf my memory is right, these mokes have a fuel tank that sits right next to the passenger as part of the side \"bulk head\", and have a truck size fuel cap that doesn't seal very well.
Fast forward 4 decades. Doug, now a retired architect living on St. John and St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, has been driving solar-powered Global Electric Motors (GEM) Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV) mini trucks with PV modules on the roof for about 15 years. The GEM has a 7 HP, 72 Volt DC system with heavy lead acid batteries, which severely limit range and speed on the hilly terrain.
This car was sold new to Jersey where it was originally offered for hire to visitors to the Channel Island. After a short period, the cars were snapped up for use by the hugely popular Jersey event called the Battle of Flowers. The Battle began as a flower parade, but along the route the flowers were torn off and thrown to the spectators. They threw them back, and the Battle was born. The Battle of Flowers remains a popular event, attracting thousands of people each year. It takes place on the 2nd Thursday of August, with a moonlight parade the following evening. Visit www.battleofflowers.com for more information. This Moke has been used sparingly in its lifetime. The Battle used this car only once annually with the car being dry-stored the remainder of the year. This seriously minimal use accounts for why this car shows such low mileage of fewer than 14,000 miles.
This example is arguably the best preserved of the three Moke's offered at this auction. It retains all original features, and drives very comfortably indeed. The bodywork is unmarked and the paintwork remains sharp as do the seats save for one or two small blemishes. In this case, the simplicity of this cars design is what's helped it to age gracefully. Like the others, the car deserves a small amount of attention to bring it back to show condition, however with parts and spares readily available, this is not a difficult undertaking. As with many underused and low-mileage classics that we see, we suggest this car would probably most benefit from a good run to stretch its legs after a period of minimal use.
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french automobile manufacturer, lazareth unveils a bespoke exhibition MINI moke, fitted with an italian V8 engine. the compact pick-up all terrain SUV, finished in military green, is an updated modern-day version of the classic MINI moke model, which were originally manufactured for military purposes between 1964 and 1968 by the british motor corporation (BMC).
minimal yet playful, the classic vehicle only weighs 850kg and drives with an impressive 460hp. originally built with a 1000 cc austin engine, the lazareth MINI moke is customized with a V8 4700 cc maserati engine. ludovic lazareth, the founder of the automobile prototyping shop, also modernized the car exterior with a pair of 17- inch aluminum rims for a broader appearance.
intended for exhibition and advertising purposes, the mini moke is now available for sale on the lazareth website. although not road legal yet, the car can be driven on private circuits.
On Petit St. Vincent, we were greeted with a cold rum punch brought to us by a smiling gentleman who pulled up to the dock in a mini moke--the ubiquitous golf carts that do the work of cars--and sometimes feet--on the island. The mini mokes are an essential part of the Petit St. Vincent id. Say you just don't feel like taking the quarter-mile (if that) hike to the dining room from your cottage in the morning. Simply scribble down whatever it is you want for breakfast, stuff the note in your cottage's little mailbox and hoist the flag. If you're feeling really decadent, you can do this wherever you find a flag on the island. We were sunning on a remote beach when we developed a thirst for a couple of rum punches. Up went the flag, and 20 minutes later a mini moke pulled up in the sand and delivered two icy drinks. Okay, if truth be told, we always felt a little sheepish having someone go to the trouble of carrying a couple of drinks halfway across the (admittedly not very big) island. But it's a nifty selling point.
In fact, it was rare to see a soul along our stretch of beach. That is, until the dogs would make their late-afternoon constitutional. Seven resident yellow labs have the run of Petit St. Vincent (as well they should; they belong to the island's owners). This pack of sun-kissed blondes makes quite a picture as the dogs skip along the foamy surf of the Atlantic, loll about in the placid Caribbean and take midday siestas in a giant sandbox next the restaurant. You'll see a few hitching rides on the mini mokes from one swimming hole to another. Try to get a rise out of one of them lazing about in the high-noon heat--even the frisky babies give you the fish-eye.
Petit St. Vincent is determinedly out of touch. Cottages have no phones; there are no newspapers or TVs, and our one connection with the outside world was a little radio that played reggae music and broadcast cricket matches (the islanders are mad for the sport). As idyllic as it all can be, you may want to take a day trip off the island--or at least to find a grocery where you can buy some basics (like soft drinks, snacks, beer and rum) to avoid paying the inflated minibar prices on PSV (yes, even idyllic island retreats make you pay through the nose for minibar items). So that's largely why we took a boat ride to the island of Carriacou--but we found it a worthy trip for many other reasons. Known as \"Coo-coo\" to the locals, Carriacou is largely unmarked by tourism; it's a colorful, bustling place of boatbuilders, islanders and resident goats. For the traveler, it's a real find: you can rent a lovely gingerbread-style house on a vine-tangled bluff complete with with Caribbean views and breezes, at astonishingly low weekly rates. It's as far away from trendy Mustique as any sister island could be. The sturdy wooden boats built on Carriacou have a worldwide reputation; Scottish colonizers brought their craft across the Atlantic passing it on to descendants and native peoples alike. Carriacou's boats are distinctly Caribbean, however--they're painted in bright island colors. You'll have no trouble recognizing a Carriacou-built boat as it sails the waves. 59ce067264