When it comes to classic cars, strangely two seems to be better. A process of Darwinian survival of the fittest seems to have decided that old cars with two seats are much more popular than old cars with more seats. I’m not entirely sure why. Of course, there are exceptions. Like the Jaguar Mk2. But they are surprisingly rare. Even rarer are four seater convertibles: beyond the Triumph Stag the four seater drop top world is quite a limited one. At Great Escape Cars we often get asked for four seater drop tops by customers who want to enjoy time with family and friends, I decided to make it my mission to add more. So we have. We already had a Triumph Stag on the fleet in the Peak District, as well as Morris Minors and a Mercedes SL, which has a small rear seat. To that list we’ve now added a Triumph Herald convertible and Saab 900 Turbo.
The Herald is a 1967 13/60 in white, which we’ve been restoring in our workshop over the last year. It’s white with a black interior, new mohair roof and lots of other new parts. Unlike some 60s classics the Herald is a proper four seater and is a sprightly alternative to the leisurely Morris Minor.
I am, I confess, a Saab nut. I own a few classic 900s and bought this metallic grey convertible in 2014 to add to the fleet. It’s taken a while to get it sorted – it had been standing for 12 months when I bought it – but now it’s ready. The Saab may not be the most obvious classic convertible for our fleet but with a combination of four seats, electric roof, 175 bhp full pressure turbo and a decent radio it is a great way to enjoy a weekend away. Without spending the earth.
The Herald costs just £150 for 24 hrs or £260 for the weekend while the Saab is a paltry £160 for the weekend. All prices include insurance for 1 driver, unlimited mileage, RAC cover and local tourism guides. To find out more visit www.greatescapecars.co.uk or call 01527 893733 ______________________________________
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