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.

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Retro Mk1 Combines Old, New…

April 4, 2004 – Here’s one we recently had built to order by one of our UK craftsmen, a Mk1-retro-style Mini that’s now gone to its new home in the Boston area.

The bright yellow Mini is fitted with the Mk1-style “moustache grill,” the Mk1 (small oval) taillights, and a Mk1 bootlid with the flip-down license plate holder. To complete the retro look, it has a period-style reverse light fitted to the bootlid. Modern upgrades include the 12″ Minilite-style (8-spoke) alloy wheels, 8.4″ disc brakes with servo (brake booster) and a dual-circuit master cylinder, which all together provide a smoother ride and better, safer braking.

Another nice feature on this retro-style Mini is that it has rollup windows, rather than the sliders of the genuine Mk1’s.

Bob T. flew out to our California showroom, where we helped him determine the ideal features for his dream Mini. We then had one of our UK builders build it to order and ship it direct to him on the East Coast.

And we can build another just like it – or in a color or with the features you need! Just give MiniGuy a call…