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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We’re Back, in Black. And a White Roof Too!

May 29, 2004 – When this black-and-white Mk2 Mini pulled up at our MiniGuy showroom in Ventura today, it looked like one we hadn’t seen previously, but still looked vaguely familiar.

Turns out it is the Mini owned by Ventura resident/Mini fan James R. that he adopted from us over a year ago, but now it’s sporting a new paint job and a bunch of new goodies!

If you look on our Consignment pages, you’ll see ID# FK7120, but it was a tired light green then. It still has a 1275cc, but now with a lot of underhood detailing and an RC40 exhaust, among other improvements.

James R. painted this Mini himself, in his back yard no less. You’d never know it, since it looks pretty darn good.

He’s willing to let it go to a new home, since he’s looking to finance his next project, and the fun for him is in the restoration work itself, not in the driving and showing. He’d rather let someone else enjoy the fruits of his labors, and get right back into getting his hands dirty on his next project – a horsepower transplant on his Russian-built, vintage-style “Ural” motorcycle and sidecar combo. He’s also looking at British convertible sports cars too, so drop us a note if you have something interesting to trade (preferably, a plus-cash-to-James deal).
We’ll be posting more pics, and an updated price to the Consignment page soon, but drop us an email in the mean time if you’re interested in more details or a sneak peek!