Jaguars are the most popular classics?

I've done some research into the most popular classics to hire. It shows that Jaguars are the most popular marque for classic car rental in the UK. 27% of the classic cars available to hire in this country were made at Browns Lane and, not surprisingly, the E-Type is the most sought-after classic for hire.

I reviewed the choice of classic cars available to hire and ran an on-line poll to find the most popular classic car. Jaguars and E-Types topped the list.

The research was conducted to help me choose our next car to buy. We now have an E-Type V12 Convertible and a 1988 XJS V12 Convertible, the only one of its type in the UK.

We try to offer cars that are a little different. So we looked at the Jaguar range and decided that the XJS would be the perfect complement to an E-Type.

I think that the XJS is on the cusp of a big renaissance because people remember it from their childhoods. It’s a car many people have always wanted. I’ve seen exactly the same thing happen with our Alfa and Jensen. The V12 convertible is particularly desirable - it is a beautiful, hand built, effortlessly smooth grand tourer – perfect for cruising the Cotswolds!

The XJS V12 Convertible is available for daily, weekend and weekly hire from Great Escape’s central base just south of Junction 3 of the M42. Hire includes 24 hours use, unlimited mileage, insurance, breakdown cover, storage of your car, carbon offsetting and a free trip planning service. 24 hours hire costs £195 and 48 hour weekend hire costs £325.

Our website at includes lots of information and images of the cars and full online booking, including the option to reserve a car for 48 hours without commitment.

For more details visit the website or call me on 01527 893733 or email