Wed., May 24, 2007 – As previously mentioned, classic Minis are hard to come by. Sometimes, as a fluke, Minis turn up in unexpected places. Some refer to these as “barn finds,” but this one’s more of a “garage sale find.”
One customer told us his story.
It seems he was at a garage sale in Southern California, and noticed inside the garage a somewhat familiar shape, one covered with blankets and a variety of garage detritus (ie: a polite word for crap and junk). He inquired of the home’s occupants if he might take a look. With their permission, he uncovered a classic Mini in a somewhat tired-looking condition stuffed with stuff – and with cats living in it. Asking if they might consider selling it, he was told yes, he could have it – for $300.
Needless to say, he sprinted to the nearest cash machine, withdrew the money and ran back.
As it turns out, with only minor fiddling, it started and ran – and has done so for the past three years!