Welcome to RentAClassic
Sports and convertible car hire in Nelson & Christchurch, New Zealand.
Drive Something Different...
Hire cars with character for your self drive holiday, vineyard tour, getaway weekend, making an entrance, a present they’ll remember long after the day….or just pure self indulgent adventure. These cars are made to escape from the ordinary, to live a little, to have fun – isn’t that an experience worth sharing?
Start planning your luxury get away now. Take a look at some of our favourite road trips to get you started.
Check out our wheels. We’ve got enough to go around for everyone.
From $90 per day. 4 doors. 4 seats. A decent boot. A fixed roof that doesn't move. A 2.5 litre V6 engine that definitely does....
From $115 per day or less, a car that expertly straddles the old with the new, our MGF for hire provides all the thrills of a well honed sports machine at…
From $240 per day, drive the motherlode of all classics. Thoroughly original and in superb condition, our 1975 Alfa Romeo Spider S2 for hire, is resplendent in period lemon 'n lime…
From $135 per day, measured, mellow and smooth, but deceptively sharp and punchy when called upon, somewhat akin to Nat King Cole with a good ruby port. Not brash but solidly understated,…
From $175 per day or less, a superbly luxurious 2 seater convertible that quickly transforms into a snug, taut, hard top coupe and still has room for luggage. Fun and practical,…
From $290 per day, you don't so much drive as pilot our Jaguar XK8 convertible, but don't be intimidated, the car is surprisingly easy to handle....slowly or quickly. It has…
From $205 per day or less, short throw gear stick close at hand, the rorty sports exhaust burbling behind you, and sparkling 70s Rostyles ready to roll, you feel like…
From $190 per day or less, something sensuous, taut, responsive and nimble, a precise drivers car. Also perfectly docile and light for just cruising around in, this Italian beauty is…
Get the full low down on all our vehicles. From specs, to speed to drive-ability.
Why rent a classic from RentAClassic?
Just because you can…drive something different that is. Few places in the world offer these sort of cars for hire so why not indulge yourself in a rather exclusive treat. After all, we think of ourselves as much in the ‘experiences’ business as the car rental one. And our characterful cars certainly create some wonderfully memorable ones, as our customers can affirm.
“A master GT, what a great way to see the country, we had an awesome trip and the Jag was amazing.”
“What a fantastic car for our South Island Road Trip! It has made the long drives more fun and being able to drive some of the coastal roads with the top down will be an unforgettable experience.”
An extraordinarily beautiful region deserves an extraordinary hire car, after all. You could hire an ordinary faceless modern hatchback, shiny and only slightly used no doubt, but where’s the fun in that? On a self drive holiday, your hire car is second only to your accommodation as the place you’ll spend most time in, so choose it well.
Book your Classic Car adventure today…and drive something different!
Tailor made for your Special Day...or holiday...or any number of days....!
We provide a particularly personal service, taking time to familiarise you with your chosen car, including supplying documentation, and can even deliver it to you. All our cars are maintained to high standards, either personally owned by us or partnering individuals.
We love hearing our customers share their stories about the squeals of delight from the surprise present, a first date, their wedding photographs, honeymoons, holiday and anniversary road trips, or the many discussions they get into with folk about the cars as they tour. One lady who rode in the Saab convertible liked it so much, the following week she went out and bought one! So why not make your driving experience almost as memorable as the stunning land you’ll journey through?
All our prices include comprehensive insurance, unlimited km and roadside assistance across both islands, and a personal familiarisation session and documentation for your chosen car.
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and some insider info on the places the locals like to keep to themselves.
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Driving the Dream!
Many routes from 2 branches - Christchurch or Nelson
The Nelson region is ideal for convertible top down driving on surprisingly uncrowded roads, being one of the most consistently sunny places in New Zealand. Even when it’s not, you’ll still stay super snug and dry in all our cars. And now with luxury sports and convertible car hire from Christchurch as well, you can easily take the fun right round the whole of the fantastic South Island.
The South Island is blessed with majestic, ever-changing scenery and roads that go for miles and miles ….and miles! Our bases located within 10 minutes of the 3rd and 4th busiest airports in New Zealand, are ideally situated to give our clients the best luxury driving experience, regardless of where they start from.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
– ST AUGUSTINE, Philosopher