While the Beachcomber Concept will be on display at NAIAS in Detroit this year, sources say it’s not going to make it to production over safety concerns. Even though the design does utilize a hip-level side impact bar, additional side and top bracing would be necessary for the car to be deemed safe for the open road. Sources at MINI are saying that rather than compromise the open air experience of the Beachcomber aesthetic with a bunch of tacked-on reinforcements, they will simply pass on this particular MINI variant going into production. While this is disappointing, the practical concerns make sense and if nothing else, the Beachcomber Concept was a fun creative exercise for the MINI Design Team. Perhaps something similar will emerge in the future to carry on the Moke mojo.