One of Great Escape Classic Car Hire's Alfa Romeo Spiders took on a challenge last weekend (23rd and 24th July) put down by a classic car motoring journalist. Phil Wheedon of Classic Car Buyer and Classic Car Mart borrowed our 1992 burgundy Alfa Romeo Spider Series 4 for a trip to Scotland and back over 48 hours, via his home in Peterborough, for a forthcoming feature. We were happy to oblige because we were 100% confident in the car's reliability.
The 19 year old Alfa Romeo Spider performed faultlessly throughout the journey, which included Phil returning from Scotland with the hood down all the way. Although we will be checking the car on the ramp following this epic journey, there are no reported faults on the 65,000 mile car.
At Great Escape Classic Car Hire we work extremely hard to improve the reliability of our fleet of cars, of which the average age is over 30 years old. We operate a strict maintenance regime for every vehicle and we have invested in an in-house workshop at our main Worcestershire site. This has improved vehicle turnaround and enables us to ramp check every car on a regular basis. Our other sites have similar arrangements with local garages.
"Our breakdown rate is less than 2%," explains Graham Eason of Great Escape Classic Car Hire. "That is pretty remarkable considering that our cars cover over 5 times the average classic car mileage and very nearly the average motorist's mileage."
Every Great Escape classic car is covered by full nationwide AA breakdown recovery. Unlike some classic car hire companies, Great Escape does not charge for vehicle repair and recovery from anywhere in the UK.