Rare, Original AUSTIN Mini-Moke!! The Mini Moke is a vehicle based on the Mini designed for the British Motor Corporation (BMC) by Sir Alec Issigonis. The name comes from "Mini"—the car with which the Moke shares many parts—and "Moke", which is an archaic dialect term for donkey. The initial design was a prototype for a light military vehicle in the style of the American Jeep, but its small wheels and low ground clearance made it impractical as an off-road vehicle. It was subsequently offered in a civilian version as a low-cost, easily maintained utility vehicle. The Moke achieved success as a beach buggy—becoming a popular 'cult' vehicle in the Algarve, Seychelles, Australia, the United States and many tropical resorts in the Caribbean. The original Moke used identical engine, transmission and suspension parts from the Mini Van. The first Mokes were only built at BMC's Longbridge, Birmingham plant. Only 14,518 Mokes were produced in the UK between 1964 and 1968. This Moke is equipped with a 998 cc engine and Spruce Green exterior. The vehicle was originally delivered to a dealer in St. Louis, MO and was owned by the party since 1987. Complete with a British Motor Industry Heritage Certificate!