From the UK to Italy.... via Australia and Portugal

MokeThe Mini Moke was a contemporary of the original Mini, being designed by Sir Alec Issigonis. Prototypes were produced between 1959 and 1963, including a couple of four wheel drive versions. These were rather unique amongst 4wd vehicles in that they had two engines. Production of the Mini Moke began in early 1964 at BMC's Longbridge factory in Birmingham, England. Production continued until late 1968 by which time some 15,000 Mokes had been manufactured.

Production from then until 1982 was solely in Sydney, Australia, where they had been producing the Moke since 1966. A number of specification changes had been made to suit the local market.

At the end of Australian run, 1983 saw production restarted in Portugal. The Australian specification was used for the first few years, but this was modified in 1986, and under the control of Austin Rover Portugal and continued until 1989.

The manufacturing rights were sold to Cagiva, an Italian motorcycle company, in 1990. Cagiva recommenced production in 1991 with almost identical Mokes to those produced by Austin Rover Portugal. The last Moke was produced in 1993.