Be cool in Devon

Somehow certain cars just follow you around.  That’s how it is with me and Jensen Interceptors. I have, despite my best intentions, ended up with the largest Jensen hire fleet in the world.  Sure, there isn’t a lot of competition in that arena, but even still, how did it happen? The latest additions to our classic car hire fleet include another Jensen Interceptor and a VW Beetle convertible, both now located at our new and growing site in Devon. So you can get cool in the summer breeze or float around in a cool 70s haze in the Jensen, it’s your choice. I started Great Escape with two cars, one of them being a Jensen.  In fact, Jensens got me into it in the first place because hiring the car was the perfect excuse to buy it.  Over the last 7 years I’ve grown to appeciate what a great car they are and the fleet we have has covered 10s of thousands of miles, mostly without incident. Which belies the stories you hear about these cars.  It is true that Jensens were badly designed and badly built, but the problems can be easily fixed.  In any event, over 35 years after youngest left the factory, most of the issues relate to poor repairs and maintenance rather than emanating from the factory.  The Jensen is one of those cars that if you’re a certain age you have to drive and it is perfect for cruising around the coast and countryside of Devon and Cornwall, the V8’s burbling exhausts bouncing off the dry stone walls.

The VW is an entirely different character.  Seemingly hewen rather than assembled the drop top Bug oozes a sense of solidity and stability that is a far cry from the rather fragile Morris Minor.  There are few classic four seater convertibles but the VW is one of them, making the Beetle perfect for a getaway with friends and family.  The Great Escape Classic Car Hire Volkswagen Beetle to hire in Devon is also finished in white, making it ideal as a self drive wedding car. The new cars join our existing fleet of four classic cars that are available to hire from our new site just off the M5 junction 29 near Exeter Airport.  Prices start at just £150 for 24 hours hire and include insurance, breakdown cover and in most cases unlimited mileage too.  Great Escape can also provide advice on places to see and stay as well as good driving routes.  To find out more visit or call 01527 893733.

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