Insurance Deposit

When you collect your Great Escape classic hire car we will ask you for an insurance deposit.  This payment covers our insurance excess and is similar to the credit card authorisations taken by large car hire companies like Hertz and Avis.

We take the deposit as a manual credit card authorisation.  So no money is taken from your card unless the car is returned damaged.  The insurance deposit varies according to each car according to their value and the risk of damage.  Please read our terms and conditions and FAQs for further information.  Or call 01527 893733. 

You can choose to reduce this deposit to zero using our optional Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) policy, which costs £25 per hire per driver. To find out more click here

Band CarsInsurance Deposit


Saab 900, Mazda MX5, MGF, Alfa RomeoSpider (Modern), Allegro

  AA Morris Minor Convertible, Mini Cooper £400


Alfa Romeo Spider, VW Beetle, Mercedes 280SL, Triumph Herald, Morris Minor Traveller, Jaguar XJS coupe, MGB Roadster, VW Beetle Convertible



Ford Capri, Triumph Stag, Jaguar Mk2, Jaguar XJS Conv, Jaguar XK8, Triumph TR6, Porsche Boxster



Corvette Stingray, Cobra, Jaguar XKR



Jaguar E Type coupe, Jensen Interceptor, Porsche 911, Rolls Royce Silver Shadow



HMC Healey



Jaguar E Type convertible