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:

When is a Mini Not A Mini? When it’s an Austin Se7en…

March 30, 2004 – Here’s a pic of a huge wall hanging in our MiniGuy showroom in Ventura. It’s a reproduction of an early Austin advertising poster touting the new “Austin Se7en.” The advert is from around 1959 or 1960.

It was only later that the car became known as the “Mini”…

The poster is a gift from Patrick R.; we’ve been good friends since we met years ago when he interviewed me for an article on MiniGuy for the newsletter of the Central Coast British Car Club (CCBCC).

Actually, I’ve had lots of visitors bring Mini stuff they’ve had laying around, just so it could be out on display for everyone to enjoy. Got something unique you’d like to have displayed in the MiniGuy showroom? Just drop us a note… If you have duplicates, the diecast Minis are particularly enjoyed by our young visitors. Send us a Mini club shirt, and we’ll hang that up too!