New Zealand Classic Car Hire

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Hire Classic Cars in New Zealand

Emma Wren
by Emma Wren

Classic and Vintage car hire in New Zealand

We work with some of the best classic car hire companies in New Zealand teaming up travellers with vehicle rental firms. For those wishing to rent a classic car, our partners have a fantastic selection available to book through the iSuperdrive portal. Our marketplace is growing all the time so check back regularly for latest updates. Our partners represent some fantastic classic and retro cars which are hugely enjoyable when out on the open world and discovering New Zealand.


Classic vehicles for hire currently include the fantastic Alfa Romeo Spider as series 3 and 4 versions. Providing perfect top-down driving these cars from the 1990s and early 2000s are great looking and fun to drive. For more than 20 years, the Spider was Alfa Romeo’s halo sports car making it an icon in classic cars and its Pininfarina styling guarantees these models stand out from the crowd. There’s also the option for a Series 2 model from 1975, the version which helped put the make on the sports car map.

Most definitely a car that will make you smile whilst exploring everything New Zealand has to offer is the very British MG. Far from being out of place on roads from Auckland to Wellington, let alone on the incredibly diverse terrain of the South Island, the 1972 MG BGT drive will be as enjoyable as it looks. In its 18-year production, the MG became the world’s best-selling sports car and by the time its run came to end in the 80s, it was already a classic.

For a performance drive and supreme comfort, opt for the Jaguar XK8 convertible. The 1996 launch model still delivers the wow factor from the day it burst onto the scene at the Geneva Motor Show to replace the XJS. Another British classic, the XK8 was a winner for Jaguar and is the perfect cruising sports car for discovering New Zealand.


Whatever classic car you decide to hire, the windy, hilly roads of New Zealand offer some fantastic car trips.

You will turn a few heads in the cosmopolitan cities on the North Island like the capital Wellington and Auckland with its two harbours and rugged coastline, just ensure you leave your classic hire car at the hotel and take a trip to the nearby island of Waiheke and its beautiful vineyards for some wine tasting. Meanwhile, the Maori culture at Rotorua along with its geysers, bubbling mud pools and volcanic craters should not be missed.

Head to the South Island, renowned for its mountains lakes and glaciers, where you can enjoy the dramatic scenery and some adventurous activities.

Queenstown is New Zealand’s alpine and lake resort but is also known for its vineyards and historic mining towns, Hobbit fans should take a visit to Middle-earth at Matamata, for glaciers head to the unspoilt West Coast, and if you’re driving a British classic rental car, you’ll feel at home in Christchurch with its very British heritage.


Just like the British, New Zealanders drive on the left but motorists will need to remember the diverse terrain of the country makes hairpin bends and narrow, windy roads common.

There are very few motorways. Not only do drivers need to be more cautious but also need to allow extra time between destinations. However, this slower pace means you can take your time and enjoy the scenery as well as the driving pleasure of a classic rental car.

Expect to experience all four seasons in one day so you could set off in brilliant sunshine only to find yourself pulling over to hastily erect the roof on your classic sports car. Adverse weather can also lead to challenging driving conditions so motorists need to be prepared.


If you’re heading to New Zealand and want to discover this amazing country behind the wheel of a classic hire car, simply browse our selection and contact our partners direct. We don’t charge customers for using our service nor do we add a commission for suppliers, vehicle rental companies pay a fee to be a part of our carefully selected car hire marketplace.

By dealing direct with the car hire company, you can discuss your requirements and negotiate your price.

Our portal saves you time and money enabling you to compare the range of vehicles and prices in one place before you embark on your trip.Our smart and efficient way to plan your classic car hire needs gives you direct access to suppliers for a no-fuss, hassle-free transaction.

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