Anybody want to go fishing? Well, I’m no fisherman, but I think that with this thing, it’s be difficult to justify parking it near a dock–the metal’s so thin it might just rust within a foot of the ocean. This is a 1957 Mini Moke, but it’s not just any Moke–this one’s a beach car. When it comes to beach cars, I’m used to seeing Fiat 600s with basket-weave seats and doily trim hanging off the cloth roof. This is only the second Moke I’ve seen made into a beach car (the other one was at an auction near the Quail in August of last year).
For a beach car, this Moke is rather nautical. The white paint with blue underbody finishing and wheels remind me a bit of a classic yacht one might find sailing the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. The wood finish on the floors and the inner panels look fantastic, as does the chrome finish steering wheel. I also have to appreciate the CB radio hooked up under the dashboard, just in case you have to call the Coast Guard when (not if) the golf-cart sized tires get stuck in the sand. The fishing poles out back are a nice touch, too. Even though it was stuck on a golf course, I’d be the first to take this thing 10 miles down the street to Boca’s gorgeous beaches. Enjoy the photos.
-Albert S. Davis