1978 Rover - Austin Mini Moke Californian 1.3 A+


A car full of excitement and performance!!! Will rope you in like a magnet!



* No Rust as rust proofed.

* Old (original) engine (998cc) overheated and warped head, therefore upgraded to a late model 1275 A+ with Cooper S Pistons and 1 & 3/4" SU.

* Brakes have failed a few times. Have since added a brake booster from an old Valiant.

* Steering thread has stripped rendering the steering useless as the steering wheel would turn, but the front wheels wouldn't. Quite scary that!

* Overheating problems.

* Electrical problems.

* Starter motor problems.

Just to mention a few but I love the car (Rej) to death!!!

General Comments:

Rej (my Moke) is seriously quick for a 23 year old car with a 1.3 litre engine (top end speed of around 140km/h) and handles like it's on rails.

The most enjoyable and lovable car in the world. Excellent fun all year round but is interesting in the winter(it doesn't snow in Wollongong (NSW Australia) luckily).

I have had my moke for four years and I still look forward to jumping into it and driving it every day!

A must for absolutely anyone!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2001

5th May 2001, 05:55

You said it all mate


avi wolf


27th Nov 2001, 20:17

I hired a moke on Magnetic Island Australia and I had the time of my life, I just wish I could of taken it back to England. I am definitely going to have one! Can't wait!