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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: miniguy@miniguy.com

Putterin’ by at the Southwest Unique Little Car Show…

Sat., April 14, 2007 – Went to the Southwest Unique Little Car Show looking for Minis – and other cool tiny cars, and spotted this one passing by. (See, there’s our reference to Minis, so now you can just sit back and enjoy the rest of this feature)…

I’ve always liked these. As a kid on a fishing trip with my Dad, I saw what I thought was a rather unusual boat approach the launch ramp – and drive right up it. All agog, we watched it putter away, with its dripping little propeller sticking out under the bumper.

The funny-lookin’ car is an “Amphicar,” and they were built between 1961-1968.

I could tell you all about the “Amphicar,” but I’d rather let photographer/journalist Shannon Lee Mannion tell it in his article:

www.slmannion.com/articles/Amphicar.htm

Take a look – and a read – but don’t forget to come back here to see our “Consignment – For Sale by Owner” pages, since that’s what pays the bills…