Monday Oct 13 2008 comments Big Love For a Mini By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Hector Abarca, from San Francisco, pops through the sun roof of his 1965 Mini Cooper after picking up parts at Mini specialists Seven Enterprises, located in Auburn. Abarca's '65 Mini was restored in 1999 and bought in Santa Rosa, and enjoys the drive to Auburn to pick up parts. "This is a fun car to drive, it's like a go cart," added Abarca, "having a car like this in the city is great to find parking or just getting around." Hector Abarca cruises down Highway 49 Monday afternoon on his way back to San Francisco. Hector's 1965 Mini has two more sets of ample lighting for those late night cruises on the highway. Though the 1965 Mini Cooper is small in size the 80 horse power, four speed engine can reach a top speed of 100 mph, and gets 44 miles to the gallon on the extra small 13 inch wheels. A reflection of Mini Cooper owner Hector Abarca shown in the finish of the paint. On sunny days pulling the canvas back from the sunroof is a must for Hector Abarca. "Every time I drive this car I get people turning their heads and even wanting to buy it." This Fortech Mini is the 2003 and 2004 SCCA GT5 Nation Champion and will be at the Seven Enterprises' Classic Open House this Saturday. Mike Kearney of Seven Enterprises uncovers a 1967 Austin Cooper S Mark 1 at the Auburn shop. Abarca's '65 Mini was restored in 1999 and bought in Santa Rosa, and enjoys the drive to Auburn to pick up parts at Seven Enterprises. Hector Abarca cruises down Highway 49 Monday afternoon on his way back to San Francisco.