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:

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1968 Austin or Morris & others Mini

1968-1974 Minis no longer for use in California (applies to all cars on this site)


March, 2003 – According to the California agency that regulates emissions of all types, vehicles that were not originally built for U.S. sale that are model years 1968 through 1974, in effect, may no longer be registered in California.

While an awful lot of these types of ’68-’74 vehicles (including classic Minis) are already titled and/or registered in California by individuals, licensed dealers, unlicensed dealers, or out-of-state dealers, we at MiniGuy / Lewis Motors cannot recommend that these types of 1968-1974 vehicles – including such Minis on this site – be sold or purchased for use in California.

Please note that ALL vehicles listed on our “Consignment – For Sale by Owner” pages are not for sale by MiniGuy / Lewis Motors. They are for sale by their respective owners.

Should you be interested in more information or photographs, we will gladly introduce you to the sellers.

Feel free to email or call with any questions.

FINE PRINT: MiniGuy / Lewis Motors makes no representations as to the accuracy of any seller’s listings on our “Consignment – For Sale by Owner” pages, including but not limited to, physical or mechanical condition of vehicle, status of title or registration, any applicable emissions-equipment, emissions-testing or emissions-certification requirements, as well as relevant safety equipment or safety-related requirements, import status, or fitness for use. Please note that emissions or safety requirements may differ by state, region, or country. Potential buyers should consult their appropriate state or local agencies or departments to determine, among other things, the status of a particular vehicle related to the above, including vehicles that might normally be exempt from emissions testing, emissions equipment, or emissions certification requirements. For California buyers or sellers, more information may be obtained from various state and local agencies, including, but not limited to, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Bureau of Automotive Repairs (BAR) and the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

BOTTOM LINE: This is a case where it pays to do your homework. Be careful what you buy, you may not be able to drive it in California.

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