MiniGuy was a DMV-licensed dealer/broker in California for 12 years, but all cars on this site are “For Sale by Owner.” For details or more info, please contact us. We also assist in having thorough pre-purchase evaluations performed, Escrow services to provide for more-secure funds and title transfers, and door-to-door transport. When considering a car for purchase – including ones on this site, it's prudent to pay for a specialist or your mechanic to check them out, since these will not necessarily have undergone the same scrutiny they would've had before being offered in MiniGuy's former showroom. We also offer "Buyers Agent" services for locating cars, or consulting, or assisting with negotiations or transactions.

NOTE: We're always seeking classic Minis for these "Consignment / For Sale by Owner" pages. Please use our Vehicle Request Form or contact us at:

Drive a Mini, Find a Mini?

Thurs., May 24, 2007 – When looking for my first classic Mini, it was hard to find any at all. I scoured newspaper classifieds, car-trader publications, visited the local classic Mini club, regularly hit a variety of websites – and even ran a “Mini Wanted” ad in a Los Angeles newspaper. At that time – more so than now – Minis were relatively hard to come by. But now, even with the Internet, good Minis may be elusive, but the searching can be done far and wide.

Here at MiniGuy, a significant number of our calls and website visitors come from referrals, and the rest typically find us through links on other automotive or Mini-related web pages or via search engines, including Google.

While I had a hard time finding my first Mini, that changed once I started driving it. I had people come up to tell me about the Mini that they had stashed away, or one they knew about, or they’d leave notes to that effect.

Once you have your first Mini, you’ll probably find the same to be true – and what could partially explain what we call “the unwritten law” that nobody is allowed to own just one Mini…

By the way, when you check our “Consignment – For Sale by Owner” pages, if you don’t see a Mini that meets your needs, please contact us. We typically have others available that aren’t yet added to the site.

We’re only too happy to help you find your first classic Mini, or your second, or your third…