New lower prices on cool summer classics

Great Escape Classic Car Hire has reduced the price of its Mazda MX5 and Mercedes 380SL convertibles in time for summer. The Mazda now costs just £200 for a 48 hour weekend and the Mercedes is £295 for a weekend. Or hire them for 24 hours - including at weekends - for £125 and £165. Despite the lower prices, you still get the most comprehensive hire package in the UK with no hidden extras.

The price to hire the Mazda MX5 and Mercedes 380SL includes a full 24 hours use for every day you book - not just AM to PM - insurance for 1 driver (extra drivers are just £20 each) and unlimited mileage. We also include full UK breakdown cover - if you have a problem our AA cover will sort you out wherever you are in Britain. We also operate a 24 hour emergency helpline.

The Mazda MX5 and Mercedes 380SL convertibles are part of Great Escape Classic Car Hire's modern classic car rental fleet. These are entertaining and characterful younger vehicles designed to appeal to people who want to drive something a little different at the weekend - but want more modern driving comforts than traditional classic cars.

"The Mazda MX5 and Mercedes 380SL are perfect weekend getaway cars," says Graham Eason of Great Escape Classic Car Hire. "We've reduced the price in time for summer but kept our market leading hire package exactly the same. You can just pick up your car and be in the heart of the Cotwolds within 30 minutes."

For more information on the Mazda MX5 and Mercedes 380 SL use te links or call 01527 893733.

Both cars are also available to hire through Great Escape's specialist classic car tours operation The Getaway Driver.

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Cool weekends away without the hassle

The Getaway Driver is a new concept launched by Great Escape Classic Car Hire, the UK's largest classic car hire company, which brings together cool cars, great hotels and superb driving routes to create great weekend breaks without the planning hassle.
The Getaway Driver has access to Great Escape's full range of 60 classic cars to hire from locatons in Suffolk, Midlands, Dorset and Yorkshire. Its trip planners match cars with hand-picked hotels and driving routes to create cool weekends away for customers. By bringing everything together and using their local knowledge, The Getaway Driver saves customers the time and hassle - and cost - of building a cool, stylish and unusual weekend away.
Getaway Driver breaks can be built to suit virtually any budget and using any one of 60 classic cars from four locations.
"The Getaway Driver is all about being Steve McQueen for the weekend," explains Graham Eason of Great Escape. "We created The Getaway Driver because customers were asking us for accommodation and driving route recommendations, so we decided to put everything together.
"The Getaway Driver lets customers create cool, stylish and unique weekends with just one call. We do all the work using our knowledge of the local area and our local contacts.
"I've tried to create the sort of weekend I'd love. I love cars, hotels and places that are different and off the beaten track. When I have a weekend away I want it to be memorable and different. I want to feel I got to know the area. I want to drive some great roads but I want my wife to enjoy it too. That's what The Getaway Driver is all about."
For more information on The Getaway Driver call 01386 793887 or visit

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Make your Great Escape in Dorset

Now you can enjoy the best views in the New Forest, Hampshire and Dorset this summer. From the new Great Escape Classic Car Hire site in Christchurch, Dorset you can enjoy the region while staring down the curving bonnet of one of our new fleet of great British convertible and coupe classic cars.

The new venture launches with a choice of five cars, includings MGs, Jensens, Triumphs and Austin Healeys. The cars are already proving very popular and Great Escape has already secured a contract to supply cars to the BBC for a new TV series being filmed in the region.

The classic cars for hire from Great Escape in Dorset are available to rent for weddings, weekends and weekdays. The hire package is designed to be comprehensive and transparent and includes insurance, unlimited mileage – so you can travel anywhere – and breakdown cover.

The new business is a joint venture between Great Escape, which operates four locations across the UK, and local couple David and Lorraine Nutland, who own several of the cars.

“Dorset is a great location for enjoying a classic car,” explains Graham Eason of Great Escape. “because it has the Jurassic Coast and New Forest on its doorstep. We aim to provide an interesting range of cars in a convenient location and backed by a fair and transparent hire package – so you pay one price with no hidden extras.

“We’re backing Lorraine and David’s local knowledge with our own experience of successfully hiring classic cars. Our location is the reason why the BBC has chosen to use our cars.”

Great Escape operates four sites in Dorset, Suffolk, Yorkshire and Worcestershire. The company 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. 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