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Fiat Dino does a sexy Ferrari impression

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

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1968 Fiat Dino Spyder

In the modern industry, there’s a clear distinction between Ferrari and its parent company, Fiat. Confusing the two is virtually impossible, although that wasn’t always so. In the 1960s, the line between Fiat and Ferrari was still there, but it wasn’t nearly so well defined, thanks to the addition of the Dino line.

And while we could essentially write a dissertation on Ferrari, Dino and Fiat, let’s just say that it wasn’t at all difficult to find a Dino-badged car that could still set your hair on fire. One such car from those halcyon days of Italian automotive production is the 1968 Fiat Dino Spyder, shown in the latest video from Petrolicious.

Now, this isn’t the exotic, mid-engined Dino. Rather, this is a sporty, but humble, Fiat-badged convertible, that’s a bit lesser known. Still, it’s a truly gorgeous car, and this example, owned by Danny Soukup, is a prime specimen of that rare 1960s Italian car. Scroll down for the latest video from Petrolicious.

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Sun, sand and a seventies Supercar

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Our Jensen Interceptor took a trip to Cornwall in early November for a photoshoot for British clothing brand Jack Wills….find out more here.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=149

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Audi Cabriolet for

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
Audi Cabriolet
  • Make: Audi
  • Model: Cabriolet 2.6 FINAL EDITION – THE BEST!!
  • Registered: March 2000 – W
  • Mileage: 98000 miles
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Body Type: Convertible – 2 doors
  • Finished in: Silver
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Engine Size: 2.6

Source: http://www.compucars.co.uk/used-cars/audi/cabriolet/for-sale/?3076283

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New MGR V8 to hire in Lincolnshire

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Celebrate 50 years of the MGB in 2012 with the last front engined MG ever made. We’ve got one of the last MGR V8s to leave the factory and it’s now available to hire from our Lincolnshire site…..

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=173

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Germany, Britain and France meet up in the Peak District

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

We’ve added more choice to our Owner Operated hire fleet in the Peak District. Now you can hire a Mercedes SLK convertible, Triumph Spitfire or Citroen 2CV and tour the beautiful Derbyshire Dales…

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=248

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We rendezvous at Wilton House

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

We recently exhibited at the rapidly growing Wilton House Classic Rendezvous & Supercars event near Salisbury. Our TVR Tuscan drew much attention….

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Another great corporate event

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

We’re celebating a successful corporate event for a major client in London. They rebooked with us in 2011 after a very popular classic car day for their clients from our Suffolk branch in 2010. With more resources we’ve continually improved our corporate events service

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New sports car hire fleet now in Wiltshire

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

We’ve added two new sports cars to our fleet, now available to hire from a new location in Wiltshire, ideal for exploring the South West….

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=235

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Tourism Awards success for Great Escape

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

We’re celebrating after our success in the highly competitive Heart of England Excellence in Tourism 2010 Awards, announced on Thursday 21st October 2010. After being named a Finalist in the Best Tourism Experience category, Great Escape Classic Car Hire received a ‘Highly Commended’ from the judges.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=65

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If you love Astons, we’ve got the largest hire fleet in the UK

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Aston Martin celebrates 100 years in 2013. Find out what all the fuss is about by hiring one of our fleet of classic and modern Aston Martins. Now with 10% off…

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=241

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Celebrate a big birthday with the car of your dreams

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

If you were born in 1962, 1972 or 1982, we’ve got the car for you. Classic car hire makes a perfect gift and starts at just

New Jaguar XJS cabriolet to hire in London

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

We’ve added a new Jaguar XJS cabriolet to our fleet of London cars – ideal for the weekend, conveniently located near Heathrow. Ready to book now

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=202

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VW Passat Alltrack

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Our verdict on the 2.0 TDI version of the new high-riding Passat Alltrack

Source: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/285043/vw_passat_alltrack.html

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Kids make their Great Escape

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Great Escape recently supplied its immaculate red Morris Minor Convertible for a photoshoot to promote a major supermarket brand’s new range of kid’s clothing. You can see how it worked out by clicking here

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=61

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New Golf GTI concept powers into Paris Motor Show

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

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Save money on your 2013 wedding (and have more fun)

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

A self drive wedding car from Great Escape could save you hundreds of pounds – and be more flexible and more fun than a chauffeur driven wedding car. Click here to find out more….

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=211

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New classic Mini on the hire fleet

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Great Escape Classic Car HIre has added a second classic Mini to its hire fleet in order to meet demand for this evergreen car. Based at Great Escape’s new Yorkshire site in Harrogate, the olive green Mini 35 can be hired by the day, weekend or week.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=34

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Celebrate the best of British – and get

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Our classic car hire fleet contains some of the best cars to come out of this small island. Now you can enjoy them for less – book any British car from our Devon, Cotswolds or Yorkshire site and we pay the first

Drive the best ever Alfas

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Alfa fans have voted the Alfa Romeo Spider and Alfasud the 3rd and 45th best Alfas of all time in a poll to celebrate the company’s centenary. At Great Escape we’re very pleased – these are our two favourite Alfas and we have two Spiders on our fleet and an Alfasud for our personal use.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=54

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Melt your face like Clarkson

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

If you fancy a free botox like Jeremy Clarkson then look no further than our manic Ariel Atom for hire from our London base. Available for road use at the lowest Atom hire price in the UK, our face-changing Atom is perrect for an autumn blast before winter….

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=133

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BMW i8 Spyder gets production nod

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

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BMW i8 Spyder Concept

BMW could be poised to expand its i8 range, beyond the hardtop version of the plug-in hybrid supercar. A report from Bimmerpost is claiming that the i8 Spyder, which we showed you in concept form at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, will be heading to production.

The website claims the open-roof fuel-sipper was shown to BMW management last Friday as a production-intent model. Other than that, there’s not a lot to tell here. The i8 Spyder should feature all the same mechanical and aesthetic features found on the i8 Coupe, just without the confining nature of a roof. It’s unclear when we’ll see a production i8 droptop make its debut, although this certainly strikes us as the kind of car that should arrive at the Geneva Motor Show.

While an i8 Spyder does seem like a logical leap for BMW’s i sub-brand, we’re going to keep this one filed under the rumors category until we hear more.

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Discover our new 12 Gifts of Christmas discounts….

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

For week 2 of our 12 Gifts of Christmas special offers we’ve knocked down the price of Morris Minor and Jaguar Mk2 hire. So if you fancy pottering around in the countryside in a Moggy or making like Morse in a Jag, click here….

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=222

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Ford Focus ST Estate

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

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Mystery Device Which Unlocks Cars

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

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Volkswagen takes double honours at What car? Used Car Awards

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

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Jim Hall’s Chapparal 1 to hit the auction block

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

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1961 Chaparral 1 Chassis 1-003

By their very nature, rare classic Ferraris draw big headlines when they’re about to cross an auction block. Take, for example, the 1964 Ferrari 250 LM that we wrote about last month or the record-shattering 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider that sold for $27.5 million at the 2013 RM Auctions at Pebble Beach. But every so often, a car from the good ole’ US of A pops up that looks capable of drawing similarly large bids at auction. Cars like this 1961 Chaparral 1.

For those not in the know, Chaparral Cars was a manufacturer of racecars during the 1960s; cars renowned for their advanced features and cutting-edge technologies. While cars like the 2J – affectionately known as the “sucker car” for its two, rear-mounted 17-inch fans, which were used to create a ground effect that gave it incredible aerodynamic grip at any speed – draw all the attention, it was the Chaparral 1 which started everything off.

Unlike other Chaparrals, the 1 was not particularly cutting edge. It was a pretty racecar, but it lacked the aerodynamic and technological features of later models, instead taking advantage of a 318-cubic-inch Chevrolet V8, a low curb weight and a fully independent suspension. Only five Chaparral 1s were built which adds to the rarity. Of those five cars, two were owned by company founder Jim Hall (no, not this Jim Hall). This is one of those cars.

Chassis 1-003 took a class win in its first outing at the 1962 12 Hours of Sebring, and then captured an overall win at the Road America 500. Its third and final appearance was at Sebring in 163, although it failed to finish. This particular car has had a series of owners since then, and was most recently sold in August 2004 for $1.1 million. It’ll cross the block again this January, at RM Auctions’ Scottsdale event, where it’s expected to bring in anywhere from $2.25 to $2.75 million.

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Volkswagen tees up new Golf for first customer orders

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

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Volvo V40 D4

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

We hit the road in the most powerful diesel-engined Volvo V40

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Prices announced for new value-packed Volkswagen Golf

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

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Win a drive in our classic Porsche 911 at the NEC Classic Car Show

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Our gorgeous classic 1969 Porsche 911 will be on display at the NEC Classic Car Show November 16th to 18th and you could win a drive in it. Click here to find out more

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=214

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Five cars, one great day – our 2014 rally calendar is here

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

If you can’t decide which of our fleet to drive then one of our rally days may be for you. For just

Great Escape Jaguar XJ6 stars in Sky crime documentary

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

The Great Escape Classic Car Hire 1974 Jaguar XJ6 saloon was chosen to provide the getaway wheels for a group of criminals in a new Sky TV crime documentary to be aired in autumn 2010.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=46

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New Jaguar Mk2 to hire in Lincolnshire

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

We’ve added a stunning burgundy Jaguar Mk2 to our fleet in Lincolnshire. It’s ideal for a birthday celebration or can be used for a wedding….

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=176

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Dodge Dart

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

We get behind the wheel of the new Dodge Dart that shows promise of future Fiats

Source: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/285046/dodge_dart.html

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TOP 2014 GOLF TRAVEL –

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

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Our cars notch up another front cover

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

The Great Escape Peugeot 205 GTI based in the Cotswolds is the latest magazine star on our fleet. Discover it in the latest issue of Classics Monthly…

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=190

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Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Fancy dress, frolic, fun and music fill the streets of Santa Cruz with an extravaganza of showmanship and colours. Costumes prepared for months proudly go on show bringing wonder and charm to all lucky enough to be there. This time sees carnivals all over the Canary Islands but Santa de Tenerife offers the most splendour [...]

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A Guide to Camping Holidays in Tenerife

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Tenerife is a Spanish island which is located off the north-western coast of the Western Sahara region of Africa. Blessed with a tropical climate, warm weather and an abundance of stunning beaches, it is no surprise that Tenerife is a popular holiday destination. However with the recent recession and other financial pressures, many young couples [...]

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Lamborghini reveals Huracan LP 610-4

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

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Classic Car Christmas Gift Packages now available…

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

If a classic car is only part of the gift you want to give this Christmas then our 10 new experience packages are for you. Combining a drive in our cars with something extra they start at just