Classic/Vintage Car Rental

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

i have been looking into renting a vintage car as well.  one company around here (bay area) rents vintage bentleys and rolls royce starting at $175 an hour with a minimum of 4 hrs.  add to that chauffer, PUC, license, and refueling fees, and it starts at $1000 for the minimum of 4 hrs.

i’d love to have a vintage car especially for picture taking, but not sure if i can fit in that extra expense.

Post # 5
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16 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

A/C systems are iffy on these old cars, if they have them at all.  Be sure to write it in your contract "must have working air conditionally system".

Post # 6
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5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We got one for my wedding just to transfer us from our reception to our hotel at the end of the night and it cost us about $200 for the hour…I’m in the Bay Area, though, so maybe prices are different where you are.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I had a classic car for my wedding.  It was actually a family friend (and wedding guest) who was very honored to drive us (he even decorated the car). What was really nice was that the car had "suicide doors" (see pics below) that open backwards- it made getting in/out with my dress on so much easier.

I think if you go through a limo or rental company you are going to be charged an arm and a leg. 

If I were you, I would go to a few local car shows (like the ones held in the Wendy’s parking lot of the strip mall- I’m sure there are lots in PA), find a car you like, and ask the owner if he/she is willing to drive you and what they would charge.  I’m thinking they’d be willing to do it for $200 tops if they are local.

You might also put an add on Craig’s List (but the generation that’s into vintage cars may not be of an age to use Craid’s List).

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8cf31b3127ccec5c123c2ed5700000070O08IctmrJuyag9vPgQ/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8cf31b3127ccec5c1345a2c6c00000070O08IctmrJuyag9vPgQ/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8cf31b3127ccec5c123b2ed2700000070O08IctmrJuyag9vPgQ/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

 

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8cf31b3127ccec5c1369b2cac00000070O08IctmrJuyag9vPgQ/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Hi Lillindy,

I am in the bay area as well.  Do you mind referring your company?  Thanks!

Post # 9
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735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I started by asking people I know who are car buffs, one of my professors restores antique cars and offered to drive us in exchange for a few professional shots done by our photographer.

I you’re flexible with the type of car, I’m sure you can find someone who wants to show off their pride and joy for a reasonable price :e)

Post # 10
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49 posts
Newbee

***NO AIR CONDITIONING! MY FRIEND HAD A BEAUTIFUL BENTLEY AND SHE GOT ALL SWEATY. THE AC WAS "FUNCTIONING" BUT 1950’S STANDARDS ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!!!***

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MissSparkle – this is who we used: http://www.nlslimo.com/gallery/classic.php

I really looked around and they were the only place I could find that wouldn’t hold us to a few hour minimum which was great.  They are based in SF, but work anywhere around the bay and it’s usually included in the price.  And here are some photos of the car:
http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3044294297/

Post # 12
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190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hi August09Bride-

You can try local car clubs too.  For instance my FH is contacted a Ford Car Club where we are having the wedding and got a bunch of great contacts for using a classic car for the wedding.  And usually locals love to help locals.  It might be better then renting from a company.  Also my girlfriend had a Woody for her wedding and she found the guy on Craigslist.

Good luck!

Post # 14
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2889 posts
Sugar bee

my uncle has a classic beetle convertiable and while I always assumed we would use a limo, my Fiance loves the antique beetle and wants my uncle to drive us. I loved the idea aand my uncle was beyond flattered that we would want to use his "baby" on such an important day. If you know someone who has one (maybe even a friend’s father) they will most likely willingly drive you. I like the post above who mentioned a photo exchange, now I think we may do that for my uncle as a Thank You.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If there are any car clubs in your area, see if you can meet with the members and get one of them to drive you for a minimal fee, you never know they might jump at the chance to show off their ride and have their car in some pics ;D

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012
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