Figaro Figaro For Hire


Great Escape Classic Car Hire, the UK's largest specialist classic car rental company, has introduced a retro-style Nissan Figaro to its fleet of cars for hire in the Cotswolds. The stylish two door soft top convertible was built in small numbers in the 1990s in Japan. Over the last 10 years it has become very popular with people who appreciate its quirky style and easy to drive nature.
The Nissan Figaro is available to hire from Great Escape's satellite site in the Cotswolds near Evesham. This is easy to get to from London or Bristol or Birmingham and very close to popular destinations like Stow on the Wold, Broadway and Winchcombe.
The car is finished in beige with a cream leather interior and features a power hood, automatic gearbox and electric windows. It is a two seater with space in the rear for children, or adults on a short journey. It is available to hire backed by Great Escape Classic Car Hire's usual comprehensive hire package - which gives you a full 24 hours use for every day you book, unlimited mileage, insurance for 1 driver and full breakdown cover included within the price.
"We have classic cars for hire from the 1950s to 1990s so the Nissan Figaro is a perfect addition," explains Graham Eason of Great Escape Classic Car Hire. "It is stylish, easy to drive and perfect for touring the Cotswolds. We think it will be popular with couples who want a great car for the weekend that is as easy to drive as a modern car, and with many people who just love the Figaro."
You can find out more about the Nissan Figaro for hire in the Cotswolds by clicking here.
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Hire a MGB in Yorkshire


Great Escape Classic Car Hire, which has the largest choice of classic cars for hire in the UK, has added a 1964 MGB convertible to its self drive rental fleet in Yorkshire.
The red MGB two seater sports convertible is the latest addition to Great Escape Classic Car Hire's new Yorkshire fleet, which is based in Harrogate. The car is an early 1964 MGB with manual overdrive gearbox, classic 'crackle' dashboard and a tan interior. It is ideal for weekdays or weekends away on a self drive basis or for weddings.
The MGB convertible for hire in Yorkshire is backed by Great Escape's comprehensive hire package. This means that the price you see is the full price you pay - every hire day includes a full 24 hours use, unlimited mileage, insurance for 1 driver and breakdown cover.
Great Escape Classic Car Hire has the largest choice of MGs for self drive rental in the UK from its four sites in Worcestershire, Yorkshire, Suffolk and Dorset. The range of MGs for hire includes MGB, MGB GT, MGA and MG TD.
"The MGB is one of the most popular classic cars for hire in the UK," says Graham Eason of Great Escape Classic Car Hire. "Yorkshire is a great location for exploring some of Britain's best scenery and what better car to drive there than one of Britain's greatest ever sports cars?"
For more details on hiring the MGB convertible click here.

Drive the ultimate dad's car with Great Escape Classic Car Hire


Great Escape Classic Car Hire has added one of the best British saloon cars of all time to its growing fleet of 1980s classic cars. In the 1980s the Rover SD1 Vitesse was the car every small boy wanted his dad to buy. With its elegant fastback styling and big spoilers, the Rover SD1 Vitesse had brutal performance and was Britain's very own Q-car. It was fast, handled well and looked right in the executive car park.
Now you can drive this aspiring 1980s classic car from Great Escape Classic Car Hire's central base in Worcestershire, on the edge of the Cotswolds. The 1988 silver car with grey velour interior is one of the last Rover SD1 Vitesse cars ever made and features the high performance 'Twin Plenum' engine delivering 190 bhp. The car is totally standard except for a slightly larger exhaust, which enhances the burble of the lovely V8 engine.
The Rover SD1 Vitesse is available to hire on a self drive basis for weekends and weekdays or on a chauffeur hire basis for weddings. It is a large 4 door saloon with rear seatbelts so ideal for sharing with family and friends.
Great Escape Classic Car Hire operates the largest fleet of classic cars for rental in the UK from bases in Worcestershire, Suffolk, Dorset and Yorkshire. The company has over 50 cars for hire including cars by Jaguar, Jensen, Mercedes Benz, Morris, Porsche, Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo, Triumph, Rolls Royce and Ford. The cars cover coupes, convertibles and saloons from the 1950s to 1990s.
"There is a lot of interest in the classic cars of the 1980s," says Graham Eason of Great Escape Classic Car Hire. "I grew up with cars like the Rover Vitesse, Ford Capri and VW Golf GTI and now they are icons.
"For many people who love these cars it is not practical to buy one. So hiring one for the day or weekend is a great alternative."
For more details on the Rover Vitesse for hire click here.

Jensen Interceptor makes music again


Great Escape Classic Car Hire has provided a car for the video to R&B star McLean's forthcoming new single. The production team chose the metallic blue Jensen Interceptor because of its 1970s high rolling GT style. The car, which has a cream interior, features heavily in the video.
The latest musical outing for the Jensen is quite a contrast to its last foray into the popular music scene, when it featured in the video for folk singer songwriter Alan Pownall.
Great Escape Classic Car Hire regularly provides classic cars for static and video photoshoots across the UK. The company operates a fleet of 50 classic cars from sites in Worcestershire, Suffolk, Dorset and Yorkshire.
"We provide cars for all kinds of shoots," explains Graham Eason of Great Escape. "Our cars cover all types of cars from the 1950s to 1990s and we can work to short notice deadlines anywhere in the UK."
The Jensen Interceptor featured in the music videos is available to hire by the day, weekend or week from Great Escape's base in Worcestershire. The company also has Jensen Interceptor cars for hire in Suffolk and Dorset.
For more information on the Jensen Interceptor click here.
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Jaguar XJ6 adds 1970s glamour to photoshoot


A 1974 Jaguar XJ6 saloon from Great Escape Classic Car Hire has been specially selected for a glamorous fashion shoot because of its distinctive colour scheme. The creative team from fashion label Tucker loved the Sable with green interior Jaguar XJ6 Series 2 car and decided to feature it in the photo shoot for their new catalogue.
Great Escape delivered the car to The Master Shipwright's House in Deptford, London on Easter Friday at 7am for the day-long photo shoot. The unique waterfront location was selected to suit Tucker's London-themed shoot. The Jaguar XJ6 was chosen as a typically British 1970s saloon car and the colour scheme fitted right into the period feel.
The Tucker shoot is one of several music video and static photoraphy location projects that have featured Great Escape cars in 2010.
"We have a lot of experience of working with production teams," says Graham Eason of Great Escape. "It's important to be flexible. This shoot was short notice, on a Bank Holiday and involved a very early start. But we like that kind of challenge.
"Our 1974 Jaguar XJ6 saloon has quite an unusual colour scheme, which was very fashionable in the 1970s but lost favour in the 1980s and 1990s. We think it makes the car stand out, which is what you want when you hire a car. It's great to see that the car is once again fashionable."
The Great Escape Jaguar XJ6 is available to hire by the day, week or weekend from Great Escape Classic Car Hire's Worcestershire base.
For more details visit the Great Escape website.

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