Seven Enterprises has been in existence since 1974, supplying the Mini enthusiast with replacement parts and accessories for Mini owners in North America and around the world.
In late 1974, a small group of East Coast Mini enthusiasts concluded that the parts availability problems that they were experiencing in preparing and maintaining their Minis were common to most Mini owners. To offer an alternative to the limited number of sources of Mini parts, Seven Enterprises Ltd. was formed.
For the first two years, Seven was definitely a part-time effort, operating out of somebody's garage, but in early 1977 Seven went "full time", acquiring an actual business location in Newport News, Virginia, and was soon stocked to the (literal) rafters with the largest selection of Mini parts in the U.S.
In the summer of 2002, Seven Enterprises moved from Virginia to Auburn, California, joining forces with Fortech Racing and Monterey Road Machine to provide a complete Mini supply company. Seven is now the only classic Mini parts supplier to offer a full Mini-only machine shop and engine build facility.
In 2014, Seven expanded further into the restoration and preservation of the classic Mini with the creation of Seven Restoration. This additional shop is in the same complex as Seven's current parts and service business, enabling parts large and small for restoration projects (large and small) to be readily available.
Despite worldwide market ups and downs over the past 43+ years, Seven Enterprises is proud to continue its tradition of providing quality parts, accessories and technical support for all variants of the British (classic) Mini. This includes the Austin and Morris Mini, Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S, Riley Elf, Innocenti, Wolseley Hornet, 1275 GT Clubman, and Mini Moke.
- Direct U.K. importers / worldwide exporters since 1974
- Friendly service with knowledgeable and helpful Mini owners on-staff (over 200 combined years of experience!) to help you. We know what it takes!
- The largest Classic Mini restoration, repair, and racing parts inventory in North America
- An in-house machine shop for quality control of all aspects of engine building
- 45+ years of Classic Mini racing experience
- Full-service classic Mini restorations, accident repair, and more
- Thousands of Classic Mini parts available via phone or online ordering
History of the Classic Mini
The (classic) Mini was a small four-passenger sedan produced primarily in England. The car was originally intended to be an inexpensive small urban passenger car designed to be easy to park, easy to drive and fuel efficient. The Mini started production in August 1959, and was imported into the United States from 1959 until 1967, when the federal safety and EPA requirements halted sales in the U.S. Although the car wasn't imported through dealers, some cars still made their way into the country after 1967. Manufacturing of the classic Mini was finally halted in October 2000, after well over 5 million units had been produced.
The classic Mini is still popular not just for its efficient space utilization, but because it is fun to drive and own! It has became one of the most beloved and personalized cars in the world. The Mini is known as the "giant killer" both on the race track and the rally circuit. Owners of this little car love to modify their car to increase its performance and copy the look of the famous race and rally cars!