Make Like Paddy Hopkirk For £95

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Classic Mini

Classic Mini

Fun on four wheels doesn’t need to cost the earth and cheap fun is what the original classic Mini was all about.  With prices for decent classic shape cars skyrocketing getting into a Mini today can be an expensive business.  Fortunately you can now hire one from Great Escape Cars for just £95 a day or £160 for the weekend – the cheapest price in the UK.

Great Escape runs the country’s largest fleet of classic hire cars and has added an immaculate Old English White Mini to its Midlands-based Cotswolds fleet.  To keep the hire price down the company has created a 1960s Mini Cooper replica, offering all the style of the definitive original but without the high hire price that would have to come with it.

The Mini hire car was been extensively restored in early 2013, including a full body refurbishment and respray in white with a black roof.  The car has a new interior featuring Cobra bucket seats with matching rear seats, new red carpets and a 60s-style oval dashboard.

The new classic Mini hire car is available to hire by the day or weekend and is ideal as a self-drive wedding car or as a birthday or anniversary celebration.  Or just add it to a weekend away and turn a break into a real escape. Prices start at £95 for 24 hrs hire or £160 per weekend and include unlimited mileage, comprehensive insurance for one driver and full UK breakdown cover.  Hire is available to virtually anyone aged 25 to 75.

“We decided to create our own 1960s style Mini Cooper replica because it would enable us to offer the car at a much lower price than an original Cooper,” explains Graham Eason of Great Escape.  “This would make the car accessible to more people, particularly wedding couples who often have to work to tight budgets.”