Classic Limos is headquartered in Orange County, California. Our limousines are located across the street from the Newport Beach Marriott Bayview, at 501 Bayview Circle, Sections 1D, 1E & 1F, Newport Beach, California. We are approximately one block from Fletcher Jones Motorcars (the nation's largest Mercedes-Benz dealership).
We are licensed with the state of California (TCP016203-P) and are fully insured. We serve all of Southern California. Classic Limos is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau.
We are committed to providing outstanding service and an unforgettable experience.
Classic Limos specializes in classic and vintage Rolls Royce, Bentley, and Packard limousines. Our limousines are perfect for Weddings, Proposals, Birthdays, Anniversaries, and other special occasions.
Our classic automobiles are meticulously restored to original condition. Our limousines offer extraordinary elegance and exceptional style.
All of our cars are available for inspection prior to booking. Please contact our office to make arrangements.
DO'S AND DON'TS
Did you know that many limousine companies operate without insurance? And, that you can be held liable is there is an accident?
When shopping for a classic limousine, make sure that the company you choose is licensed with the Public Utilities Commission and has a PUC permit number. If they do not have this number, they are operating illegally. This means that they are not properly insured which means you can be held liable if there is an accident. The state of California requires at least $750,000 in liability insurance per vehicle to acquire a limousine license.
If the company is not licensed with the PUC, alcohol is illegal in the vehicle. It is your responsibility to insure that the company you hire is properly licensed. Even if you get a PUC number, make sure that you verify it. Some limousine companies will only list one limousine in order to get a PUC number. This means that only one limousine is insured with the proper insurance. Get the PUC number and VIN number. Contact the Public Utilities commission at 415-703-3115 or 415-703-2063 and give them the PUC and VIN numbers to verify.
Please read this warning from the PUC: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUBLISHED/NEWS_RELEASE/15129.htm
Get a written quote with everything clearly spelled out. Many companies will have hidden costs that can range from 20 - 25% more than what you were quoted. These hidden costs can consist of sales tax, license fee, service charge, PUC fee, travel fee, refueling charge, etc. The sales tax is a made up fee; there is no sales tax on limousine rentals in most states. The license fee and the PUC fees are fees that the limousine company pays for operating as a limousine company. These are not fees that should be charged to the customer. Always ask to see the company policy on how they handle overtime charges. Many companies will charge an hour for just 15 minutes of overtime. Other limousine companies will charge a much higher hourly rate than the original hourly booking rate.
Make sure you are really getting what you pay for. Some companies will disguise an Austin Princess as a Rolls Royce simply by installing a fake Rolls Royce grill. This is not a Rolls Royce! Other companies use kit cars with fake Rolls Royce grills. Some will identify these various "fakes" as Rolls Royces on their web site. Others will only call them Rolls Royces on the phone or in person, out of fear of false advertising lawsuits from the local district attorney. The really clever ones will simply allow you to think it's a Rolls Royce, when you see the "Rolls Royce grill".
A few companies get really "creative". They start out with a Lincoln or Chevy Suburban chassis. Then they install vintage styled kit car bodies on them. To create the appearance of a genuine Rolls Royce, they simply install the fake Rolls grill. To create the appearance of a genuine vintage Cadillac, they simply install real vintage Cadillac bumpers and headlights, etc., which is fine. However, the problem is when they refer to it as authentic, or allow you to think it's authentic. Adding aftermarket parts (or even real parts) does indeed change the appearance of the kit car. However, it does not change what the car actually or legally is. Most of these companies take the position that what the customer doesn't know, won't hurt them. If it truly is no big deal to misrepresent what a car actually is, then why do they it? We at Classic Limos know why they do it. We think you do as well.
Pictures from the internet can be deceiving, always inspect the vehicle prior to reserving it. If you do not inspect the vehicle, you may be very disappointed on your very special day.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Q. Why should we use Classic Limos for our limousine service?
A. Classic Limos is not the normal "day-to-day" limousine service; we only use classic and vintage limousines.
Q. Why should I choose a classic limousine?
A. Pictures taken in our classic limousines are breathtaking and will be a keepsake that you will always cherish.
Q. Are you licensed as a limousine company in California?
A. Yes, we are licensed with the Public Utilities Company (PUC) with regulates limousine companies.
Q. Do you carry limousine insurance?
A. Yes, the state of California requires limousine companies to carry $750,000 in liability insurance. Our policy is for $1,500,000 in liability insurance.
Q. Are your chauffeurs licensed?
A. Yes, all of our drivers are enrolled in the DMV Pull Notice program. They are also randomly tested for alcohol and substance abuse.
Q. Can the vehicles be viewed prior to booking?
A. Yes, please contact us to make arrangements for viewing. We will schedule a time in which the cars will be available.
Q. What area do you service?
A. We service Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego counties. A travel charge will be charged. However, we split the roundtrip travel charge with the customer. Please contact our office for details.
Q. Do you charge a minimum number of hours for your service?
A. Yes, we charge a minimum of (3) three hours for most situations. During certain months and time frames, we offer two (2) hour plans. On holidays and holiday weekends, we charge a minimum (4) hours.
Q. When does the hourly rate begin and end?
A. The hourly rate begins when we reach the pick-up point and ends when we drop you off at your final destination.
Q. What if I keep the limousine for longer than the reserved time?
A. Our normal hourly rate will apply. However, if you think you will need the vehicle for more than your reserved time, please let us know in advance so we don't book the vehicle for another service.
Q. Is the tip included?
A. There is a chauffeur's fee of 20% that will be charged to the bill.
Q. How much deposit is required.
A. A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the vehicle.
Q. When is the balance of the payment due?
A. The balance is due two weeks (14 days) prior to the reserved date.
Q. How do I pay for extra, unplanned time?
A. Any extra time will be charged to your credit card.
Q. Can the vehicle be decorated?
A. Just married signs, flags, and bow, if requested, will be added by the chauffeur.
Q. Do you offer multiple vehicle discounts?
A. Yes, contact our office for details.
Q. Do you offer discounts for extended hourly usage?
A. Yes, after the first 5 hours, we offer a progressive discount plan.
Q. Do you have any limousines that will hold more than 4 passengers?
A. Yes, we have a six (6) passenger Rolls Royce Phantom V. We also have a six (6) passenger Packard. We also can refer you to other limousine companies that can provide limousines for whatever your seating capacity requires.
Q. I am looking for classic limo for myself but, I want a regular limo for my bridal party. How can I find limos in Orange County?
A. Search the internet by using the following words: Southern California limousines, Orange County limos, California limousines, California limo, and California limos, or call our office and we can recommend reputable limousine companies in our area.
Q. I am not located in Southern California; I live in Northern California. How can I find a classic limo in my area?
A. Search the internet by using the following words: California classic limousine, classic limo, exotic limousine California, California classic limo, California classic limos, classic limos, classic limousine, classic limousines, classic Rolls Royce, vintage limo, vintage limos, antique limo, and antique limos.