Now make your Great Escape in Shropshire too

With some of the best driving roads in the UK on their doorsteps, it’s a surprise that until now Shropshire residents have been denied the chance to hire a cool classic car and hit the road.  All that has changed now with the launch of Great Escape Classic Car Hire’s new Shropshire fleet.

Now locals and tourists can choose from some of the greatest classic cars of the 1970s to 1990s, including convertibles, coupes and saloons.  The cars are available to hire to virtually anyone with a driving licence aged between 25 and 75 and prices start at just £195 for 24 hours use.  The cars are conveniently based in picturesque Ryton XI Towns, just off the A5.

The new site in Shropshire is the first of its kind in the area, despite the preponderance of fantastic scenery and driving roads within a short drive from Shrewsbury and Telford.  It is part of the growing Great Escape Classic Car Hire network, which operates a fleet of 40 classic cars from sites in Worcestershire, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Dorset and now Shropshire.  Each local site is generally operated by classic car enthusiasts who want to share their cars with local car fans.  The cars are generally hired for weekends away, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries on a self drive basis.

“Shropshire is one of the loveliest counties in England and is a great jumping off point to visit the Welsh Borders, Snowdonia and the Welsh coast,” explains Graham Eason of Great Escape Classic Car Hire.  “It is surprising that nobody has offered classic cars for hire before.  We have introduced a range of cars that provide a cross-section of coupes, convertibles and saloons with good value, all-inclusive pricing.”

The Great Escape fleet is available to hire by the day, weekend or week.  All prices include a full 24 hours use for every day booked, unlimited mileage, comprehensive insurance for one driver (extra drivers can be added at low cost) and full UK AA breakdown service.

Great Escape has a fleet of self drive and chauffeur hire classic cars from the 1930s to the 1990s including coupes, convertibles and saloons from Bentley, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Jensen, Rolls Royce and Morris as well as Porsche.  The company was founded four years ago by Graham Eason and is now the largest classic car hire company in the UK.  Classic car hire starts at £125 for 24 hours and every hire day includes a full 24 hours use, unlimited mileage, insurance and breakdown cover.  For more details visit, call 01527 893733 or email

View external link