Classic and collector car owners are renting their vehicles out on DriveShare to share the passion for fun and iconic cars while making some cash on the side. We’d call that a win-win for everyone. Whether an enthusiast wants to experience their next dream car for the weekend, or a bride and groom want to arrive to their wedding in style, DriveShare has cars scattered throughout the United States that anyone can enjoy. Here are five vehicles that were the most popular rentals in 2019.
A Super sweet ride
Nestled in Birmingham, Alabama, the Sweet Glide Vintage Ride Limousine and Coach, LLC offers a 1940 Buick Super, adoringly names “Rose”, for special occasion rentals. The car is an amazing all-original example of Buick’s 1940s automotive ingenuity. Rose, along with Glen, the car’s owner and chauffeur, helped people make many unforgettable memories throughout the year. DriveShare member, Joseph T., is one of the lucky newlyweds who concluded their ceremony in style; “We could not have asked for a better ride for our post-wedding getaway,” he said. “Glenn was prompt, courteous, caring and extremely professional. He has a great taste in music. It was an awesome experience.”
The iconic utilitarian
There’s a reason why minimal changes were made to the Bronco during the truck’s four-year run: It was the most stylish 4WD of its time, to the point of becoming iconic. The utility vehicle that was once used as an overall “get around” machine quickly became highly sought-after by collectors. The Collector Car Vault’s 1974 Bronco is a flawless authentic representation of what these vehicles have to offer, and more. Prior renter Scott R. agrees; “Whether you’re looking to add some nostalgia to your trip or just want to experience what it is like to handle a classic 4×4 on the road, this Bronco does not disappoint. The orange color, clean interior, foldaway vinyl sunroof, the vintage sounding car stereo, and the rumbling 302 engine… I could go on and on about this super fun vehicle!”
America’s sports car
Chevrolet has set the standard for American-built sports cars since the early-50s with the Corvette. By the 1973 and ’74 model years, Chevrolet transformed the Corvette into a touring-style sports car as opposed to the rough and rugged muscle-inspired ride of the late-60s. This brought drivers more comfort and safety during longer cruises. Richard’s white 1974 Chevrolet Corvette is a pristine example which features the iconic removable T-top panels for the ultimate driving experience.
Off the beaten path
We saw a theme with 1970s vehicle rentals last year, this 1973 Land Rover Series III being the third 70s car out of the five on this list. Still adorned with its original blue paint and a white removable top, the rugged Rover is perfect for lifestyle photo shoots. It’s diesel inline-four engine has the strength to get you where you need to go, even if you choose a mountainous cruise.
A different kind of taxi
Distinctive Carriage brings a “London experience” to the Thousand Oaks, Ca., area, complete with a chauffeur dressed for the occasion. This unusual white 1992 London Taxi adds a British touch to any wedding, special occasion or photo shoot. It has its traditional passenger bench seat and rear-facing jump seats, and upgrades include a convertible top, air conditioning, white leather plus wood interior, and LED accent lighting, to name a few. Just add champagne to chill in the silver ice bucket.