Welcome to RentAClassic
European Sports and Convertible Self Drive Car Hire and Tours,
Nelson & Christchurch, South Island, 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 from premium sporting marques like Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Lexus, MG, Mini & 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 round for everyone.
Mini Thrill Maximised - Rent the zippiest BMW Mini Cooper in New Zealand! A fizzin', poppin', how much fun can you have, one heck of a drivers go kart…
Planned for early Summer - please enquire to reserve your dates! (Pictures shown are as a guide) A four seater convertible hire car that's still a great drivers car. Seating…
Not keen on convertibles? Need more space but want to keep the style? Choose an Italian sports saloon car to hire something both refined and sensible (almost), from $70 per…
Burbling V6. Surefooted All Wheel Drive. Superbly appointed. Beautifully formed. From less than $195 per day, self drive hire the most modern of Alfa Spiders. With refinement at German levels…
From $160 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 $50 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.…
Hire an MG sports car of character and charm for a real driving experience, proving that car hire is above all, fun! The MG B GT is an iconic car…
Whisper it, but this is the car I'd currently pick from our range for the most exciting and engaging top down driving experience, (only just beaten by the John Cooper…
Right car, wrong location? We can relocate for hires of 5 days or more.
Planned for early Summer - please enquire to reserve your dates! Drive this stylish European Coupe Designed for grand touring, this luxury coupe offers a very satisfying proposition for a…
Planned for early Summer - please enquire to reserve your dates! (Pictures shown are as a guide) No, no, no, this is not just a 'girly' car - heck why…
Rent a cool Lexus Convertible Coupe! A superbly luxurious 2 seater Grand Tourer, with room for luggage on the occasional rear seats. A snug hard top coupe that transforms into…
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…
Get the full low down on all our vehicles. From specs, to space to drive-ability.
Where will your journey take you?
* For hires of 5+ days
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* For hires of 5+ days
All hires include:
Personal car familiarisation
Flexible itineraries, with a selection of wonderful South Island Road Trip driving routes for you to enjoy.
Our Very Happy Customers
Driving their Dream!
What a fantastic little car. I’m a mechanic by trade, and couldn’t fault this car.
NZ roads must surely be the best kept secret in the motoring world.
Fantastic experience – the only difficulty was handing the keys back!
Well, if you want a bit of fun touring around don’t hire a standard car, try a classic.
…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 !!!!
Why Choose RentAClassic?
Failures to proceed…
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, unique style. See even more of stunning New Zealand as we drive you in any one of our classic convertibles from $70 per hour.
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