ABOUT GREAT ESCAPE CLASSIC CAR HIRE
Great Escape Classic Car Hire was founded in 2006 by Graham and Janine Eason to make renting a vintage car simple, easy and enjoyable. We want to create a great experience so that you can celebrate a birthday, anniversary, wedding or other special occasion in real style.
Today Great Escape is the UK's largest classic car hire company with locations around the UK. Each site is operated either by our own staff or like-minded enthusiasts who hire their cars for customers' enjoyment. All sites are managed according to strict procedures set down by Great Escape, so wherever you collect your car you can be sure of consistently high standards. We remain committed to the original idea of a business run by enthusiasts that is all about personal service. Each of our sites are owner operated by classic car enthusiasts.
Our Classic Car Hire Prices
We price our classic cars for hire very carefully. From experience we have learned how much we need to reinvest in the cars to ensure they are reliable and of a suitable standard. At least 35% of your hire cost goes back into the maintenance of the vehicle. We could lower our prices but it would mean compromising the reliability of our cars.
Our fleet of cars are largely owned and maintained by us. We undertake routine servicing and maintenance and use specialists for complex tasks. In this way we can ensure high levels of reliability and minimum time 'off fleet'. Some of our cars are owned by enthusiasts who lend their cars to us - in some cases you will be dealing with the owner of the car when you collect it.
Great Escape started with just two cars - a Jensen Interceptor and an Alfa Romeo Spider, which we still have - and now operates a fleet of over 50 classic cars for hire from several locations. We have bases in Worcestershire (where we started), Yorkshire, Devon, Shropshire, the Peak District, Wiltshire and Oxford.
We don't believe in airy fairy ideas like 'corporate values' but we do subscribe to certain things like fairness, honesty and good value. So we work extremely hard to keep our cars in excellent condition and the price you see is fully inclusive with no hidden extras. That approach is reflected in the details - like full breakdown cover. So unlike some hire companies, if you have a problem with one of our cars we'll get it sorted wherever you are, and we won't charge you for the privilege.
Before you choose a classic hire car from someone else, compare our hire package.
|Full 24 hrs use (not just AM to PM)||Classic Car Hire Insurance|
|150 miles a day*||Breakdown cover|
|Parking for your own car||Carbon offsetting|
|18 point pre-hire vehicle check||Leatherbound in-car info pack|
|Local rail/airport collection service||Vehicle familiarisation tour|
*unless otherwise stated
We've got a large fleet of self drive classic cars for hire including - Jensen Interceptor, Jaguar E Type, Alfa Romeo Spider, Morris Minor Traveller, Jaguar XJS, Jaguar Mk2, and Morris Minor Convertible. You can view our list of current classic cars on the right or by clicking on classic cars.
On the website we include lots of information about our cars to help you make your choice and when you have chosen you'll find our hire package is totally transparent. To us a day's hire means 24 hours use. Comprehensive insurance and breakdown cover is also included. All you pay extra for are additional drivers.
Our Central base is in Worcestershire near the M5 and M42 motorways - 18 miles west of Stratford Upon Avon and 30 minutes from Stow on the Wold in the Cotswolds. North Wales and the Forest of Dean are also within easy reach. Our Yorkshire base is near Harrogate and our Devon base is near Exeter. We also have cars available from the Peak District, Northamptonshire, Shropshire and Oxford.
When you hire one of our cars we'll send you a full confirmation pack straight away, with advice on driving our cars and directions to our storage site. And we're always contactable by email and phone 7 days a week to help with questions and advice on making the most of our cars and enjoying our beautiful country.
For an informal chat or email exchange, contact Graham on 01527 893733 or email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!