Welcome to RentAClassic
European Sports and Convertible Car Hire and Tours, Nelson & Christchurch, New Zealand.
Drive Something Different
Drive iconic sports cars on wonderful roads amongst beautiful scenery.
Indulge yourself in a superbly presented range of convertibles & coupés, saloons & roadsters from premium sporting marques like Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, MG & Mercedes.
Classic & modern, manuals or automatics, 2 & 4 seaters, we’ll have something just for you.
Check out our wheels. We’ve got enough to go around for everyone.
And now for something completely different....cruise the islands of New Zealand in a Mercedes V8 coupe for hire, built for cruising the autobahns of Germany without barely noticing they were…
From less than $175 per day, drive the most modern of Alfa Spiders. With refinement at German levels but the character very definitely still Italianate, this is so much more…
From $100 per day or less, you expect a 4.0 litre Daimler long wheel base limousine to waft along, but not with such lightness and poise. It doesn't feel in…
From $140 per day or less, drive the motherlode of all classics....updated! Almost identical in shape and layout to our 1970s Alfa Spider, the series 4 has been endowed with…
Choose something (almost) sensible from $55 per day or less. 4 doors. 4 seats. A decent sized boot. A fixed roof that doesn't move. Italian engines that definitely do move…
From $195 per day or less, drive the motherlode of all classics. Thoroughly original and in superb condition, our 1975 Alfa Romeo Spider Series 2 for hire, is resplendent in…
From $230 per day or less, 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.…
A car of character and charm for a real driving experience, proving that sports car hire is above all, fun! The MGB GT is an iconic car that is easy…
Right car, wrong location? We can relocate for hires of 5 days or more.
From $160 per day or less, short throw gear stick close at hand, the rorty sports exhaust burbling behind you, and 70's Rostyles ready to roll, you feel like getting…
Classy and refined cruising, with effortless press on from the turbo when required. Lap up the sunshine, cosseted in tan leather comfortably seating 4 adults, and experience our stunning scenery…
From $130 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…
Get the full low down on all our vehicles. From specs, to space to drive-ability.
* For hires of 5+ days
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* For hires of 5+ days
All hires include:
Personal car familiarisation
Our Very Happy Customers
Driving their Dream!
"Fantastic car with heaps of character, turns heads and gets appreciative nods regularly!"
"Fantastic experience - the only difficulty was handing the keys back!"
"...made our trip so much more memorable, the car was a dream to drive..."
"She looked and drove beautifully and was 100% reliable."
"We had an awesome day….. my husband just loved it !!!! And so did I !!!!"
"Girls roadie to Brunner. Fabulous weather, fab cars, hood down both ways, fur coats perfect! Loved it!"
"Simply the perfect old little beast for the mountain roads of NZ! Really the perfect setup for our last day in this beautiful country!"
"We had a fantastic experience. The car was AWESOME and I can only recommend anyone who likes this kind of flashback to use them. My dream car, always will be."
"....had 3 days of joy and pleasure! She ran like a dream and took me back to the 70's and the days of my own Alfa and real cars and driving. What a way to explore and experience this amazing country....we will be back!"
"See the wonderful South Island in a beautiful car. What an absolute joy! We'll be back." 'There's no sensation to compare with this. Suspended animation, a state of bliss.' (circa Pink Floyd 1996)
"What a brilliant drive - just one day of typical downpour over Arthurs Pass, (stayed totally dry!). Exceeded my high expectations - only way to see the South Island. Return after 25 years - still empty, curving, beautiful roads...."
"A wonderful 2 week trip around the South Island - the car was a joy - perfect for the open roads of NZ! Mountains were higher, valleys deeper, skies bluer - all because of the wonderful Saab convertible. Stephen was fantastic to deal with - kind and thoughtful!"
"This little car made our week! Touring wine country with the top down and just eating up the mountain roads - excellent fun! Thanks Stephen for your help."
"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."
"A true gent a master GT what a great way to see the country, thank you. We had an awesome trip and the jag was amazing a true GT. I can't recommend your service more highly."
"Great weekend away to celebrate our engagement. Not sure if she said yes because of the ring or the car….We will be back."
"Perfect roof down weather and very hard to wipe the smile off our faces. The Saab's a beaut."
Hire cars with character for your self drive holiday, South Island tour, getaway weekend, a present they’ll remember long after the day…or just pure self indulgent adventure.
A unique experience of affordable, carefree fun and enjoyment.
We think that’s something worth sharing….
Our Escorted Tours and Private Driver Services
Drive multiple classic cars on short accompanied tours to delightful destinations.
Or be chauffeured in luxury to your itinerary round the South Island.
Escorted Classic Car Tours
1 or more Days, up to 5 Cars & 12 Companions, unlimited fun! Share the delights as well as the cars while we escort you on superb drives to beautiful locations around our wonderful South Island.
Register for tour dates at www.nzroadtrips.co.nz
Roam James Chauffeur Tours
Prefer someone else does the driving? With Roam James, we chauffeur you in superb style in our long wheel base Daimler saloon. Or uniquely, see even more of stunning New Zealand as we drive you in any one of our classic convertibles!
Discover delight at www.roamjames.co.nz
The world is a book,
and those who do not travel
read only one page.
– ST AUGUSTINE, Philosopher