This "Roaring 20's" Packard Senior is the oldest operating limo in the country with fully restored, original running gear. In addition, this 426 Touring Sedan is one of only three Packard Seniors for hire on the west coast. (We have the other two as well). This rare beauty was recently featured in The Learning Channel's top rated wedding show, "For Better or For Worse". Shortly after that, it was used by SeaWorld for one of their special corporate events. Not long after that, Microsoft utilized this classic, along with two of our other vehicles.
Its elegance is undeniable. In fact, Charles Lindbergh chose a 1927 Packard Senior for his famous New York, Fifth Avenue, ticker tape parade.
For obvious reasons, this is our signature car. We've invested over $75,000 and countless hours into making this American Classic available to the public. We've even installed a new air conditioning system. In addition, it's our only vehicle with the old style (and still working) ooogah horn. If you want to create the ultimate lasting impression, with the "Great Gatsby" look, this is your ride.
This is the oldest operating Rolls Royce for hire on the west coast with fully restored, original running gear. This 20/25 Sport Salon (by Windovers) was originally built for Lady De Frece, who owned the Mayfair Hotel in London. She kept the car for 30 years. The originality of this car is remarkable. Even the custom makeup box she ordered is still intact, including her original lipstick and compact.
This car is right-hand drive and has a hand operated dividing window. The headliner, carpet and leather upholstery are new. We invested $15,000 to keep the interior original & up to Rolls Royce standards. In addition, the engine was just completely rebuilt at a cost exceeding $20,000. We also installed a new air conditioning system.
More guys have booked this beauty for proposals, than any other vehicle in our fleet. If you're looking for the ultimate romantic car, this is it.
This American Classic by Buick was renamed the Century in 1936, for a very "powerful" reason. It was one of the only cars of its day that could hold a steady 100 mph. It's marketing slogan was "Go Fast With Class". It's nickname soon became "The Banker's Hotrod". In May 2001, this car was featured in Limousine Digest Magazine's "Hall of Fame".
The "speedy" abilities of the Century came as no surprise to consumers, since Buick had already impressed the world by creating the overhead valve engine in it's first year as a company. This design was so reliable and powerful, it led to Buick becoming the number one car company just five years later in 1908, surpassing Ford and Cadillac in the process. Now you know which company became the financial pillar upon which General Motors was based.
This beauty has gorgeous new white leather seats, new air conditioning, and a sunroof. It also has a new engine, transmission, radiator, brakes, and shocks.
If you want to be chauffeured in style, in "The Banker's Hotrod", give us a call.
This Super 8, 1500 Touring Sedan, is one of only three Packard Seniors for hire on the west coast. (As mentioned before, we have the other two as well). Very few "Senior" models were manufactured. The "Juniors" were smaller, less expensive, and accounted for roughly 90% of Packard's production. The only class of Packards that were ever referred to as "The American Rolls Royce", were Packard Seniors. Packard Juniors, were actually responsible for diluting that image.
This is one of our smoothest riding and running vehicles. The back seat area is huge. We recently invested over $20,000 in a new engine, transmission, radiator, and air conditioning.
After a short time in this car, you'll understand the meaning of the famous Packard slogan, "Ask The Man Who Owns One". In addition, you'll see why Maxim Magazine choose this as their photo shoot vehicle for their famous annual calendar.
Those who prefer the "gangster look" and the prestige of riding in a Packard Senior will select this car. If you are looking for a quiet and classy ride, you won't be disappointed.
1937 was the last year the Studebaker Dictator St Regis Cruiser was made. In 1938, the name was changed to the Commander Cruiser. The beautiful lines of the St Regis Cruiser were created by master stylist Raymond Loewy. This showcase vehicle has also been featured in Limousine Digest Magazine's "Hall of Fame".
A quick summary of Studebaker's special place in history, reveals the following: They started building automobiles in 1902. In 1928, they bought the prestigious Pierce-Arrow Company. During the war, they produced trucks and aircraft engines. In 1954, they merged with the world famous Packard Motor Car Company, creating the Studebaker-Packard Corporation. Shortly thereafter, they became the authorized dealer network for Mercedes Benz in the United States.
This incredible car has only 4500 miles on it since undergoing a complete $60,000 "frame up" restoration. She now sports a new light grey interior, new air conditioning, and a new CD player. In addition, she has a new engine, transmission, radiator, suspension, and brakes.
This newest addition to our fleet is a very special Bentley we know you'll enjoy. It is a beautiful tudor gray and silver Bentley R-Type Sports Saloon. The interior is gray leather with midnight blue piping. Only 2,018 of these steel body and frame beauties were made between 1952 and 1955. That equates to only 505 per year! This was the second model Bentley produced after WW ll. It improved on its predecessor (the Mark Vl) by offering a bigger engine and trunk. Back then, the R-Type was known as the "big bore", "big boot", sports saloon. It instantly became the perfect continuation to Bentley's already famous reputation of building the best silent sports cars that also maintained the elegance and grace of luxury machines. It was capable of speeds well over 100 mph! It's Rolls-Royce "sister" version was known as the "big boot" Silver Dawn.
This particular model has been meticulously cared for by one of the top Rolls-Royce and Bentley mechanics in Southern California. This explains why she runs and drives like the day she was built. It's also the reason her air conditioning blows so cold. This is one of only two legal Bentley R-Types we know of for hire in Southern California. Book her, and you'll not only enjoy her great body style and smooth ride, but you'll get to enjoy one of the largest, factory installed sunroofs, you've ever seen.
This 1960 Rolls Royce Phantom V (Touring Limousine, by James Young) is extremely rare and unique. Only 195 of these hand crafted gems were made between 1959 and 1968. The Phantom has always been the largest and most expensive Rolls Royce made. Some of the wealthiest people in the world still clamor for this particular model for two reasons. Only 19-20 were hand built each year and the James Young version is considered the best looking Phantom V ... almost sculptural in its elegance.
Just how elegant is a Phantom? Another one we had in 2005 (similar to this one, but not quite as nice) was used for a L'Oreal commercial, starring Charlize Theron, and directed by David Lynch (director of The Elephant Man). This was a large budget production shot during two days at Paramount Studios. They could afford to get any car they wanted. They chose our Rolls Royce Phantom V.
The one we have now, is even more special. It is the only Phantom V (by James Young) for hire on the West Coast. It used to be the National Head of State Parade Car of Canada. It was used during the administration of Lord Beaverbrook, who was a cabinet member for Sir Winston Churchill. Due to Lord Beaverbrook's efforts and success, he was given the job of administering the country of Canada by Queen Elizabeth. You are looking at the Rolls Royce Queen Elizabeth was chauffeured in, during her State visits to Canada.
This super exclusive vehicle comes with gorgeous white paint, burled french walnut wood, new carpets, and new front and rear air-conditioning. She also has an electric dividing window and a fully stocked bar. This beauty seats 5 in the back, plus 2 up front. If you want the ultimate in style, prestige and space, you've already found it.
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1960 ROLLS ROYCE (Phantom V - Park Ward)
Number of Passengers: 6
The name is legend. The reputation is unique. Who can argue with the fact that Rolls-Royce is the most admired company in automotive history? What other name is so famous, that the simple phrase "it's the Rolls-Royce of" is universally used to describe "the best of the best"? It is also a fact that the graceful lines of the Phantom, represents the very best of Rolls Royce, exclusively built for Royalty, Heads-of-State, and the very rich. It's no wonder that Her Majesty actually had two Phantom V's by Park Ward, known as her First and Second State Limousines.
This 1960 Rolls Royce Phantom V Limousine (by Park Ward), is our newest example of offering Southern Californians the largest collection of rare and elegant motorcars for special occasions. Of the 516 Phantom V's made in a ten year stretch (1959-1968), only 321 of these hand-crafted gems were produced by master coachbuilders Park Ward, H.J. Mulliner, and later, Mulliner-Park Ward. When you consider that a mere 152 Phantom V's were exported to America, one can more easily understand why Classic Limos has the only two for hire in California.
Along with her new white paint, new beige leather upholstery and carpet, this Phantom V sports a super spacious interior with forward-facing jump seats. The beauty and elegance of her magnificent refinished burled walnut woodwork and exquisite built-in cocktail cabinet are breathtaking. The added luxuries of a newly upgraded flat screen, along with separate front and rear air conditioning, provide the final exclamation point, to an already perfect vintage limousine.
Let us share with you the excitement of a bygone era of refined elegance, which only the undisputed master builder, Rolls-Royce, can offer. Let us chauffeur you in "the best of the best" from "the best".
Note: We have recently added new wide white wall tires and removed the tint from the windows. The widows and tires now look like our other Phantom V (by James Young).
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Number of Passengers: 4
This classic 1961 Bentley S2 is essentially the same exact car as our 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud ll. They were both produced at the same plant, on the same line, by the same Rolls Royce employees, using the same parts. The only real difference is the grill design (see our last photo, behind the main photo for this car, to see the beautiful Bentley grill up close).
Only 1848 of these British classic sedans were produced between 1959 and 1962. That equates to only 462 per year. In the same time frame, 2311 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud ll sedans were produced, making the Bentley version more rare.
This vehicle has new paint and a very strong Rolls Royce engine. She also has the famous Rolls Royce seatback folding trays, a CD player, and ice cold air conditioning.
It's no wonder the international fashion show production company, Bureau Betak, booked this beauty for their recent wedding theme fashion show in Belair. Below, is the actual picture of how they set our car up for photo shoots of their famous guests. Sandra Bullock, Jessica Simpson, and numerous super models, all had their picture taken in this gorgeous scene.
If you want the best classic Bentley for hire in Southern California, look no further.
The Rolls Royce Silver Cloud ll is often described as the last, classy looking Rolls Royce, due to her flowing lines, single head lights, and tall grill.
This one was originally owned by Colonel Allan Blum, of Newport Beach, a former President of The Rolls Royce Club. You can imagine the level of care she received when Col. Blum took her in for service, since everyone in the "Rolls world", knew who he was.
We just invested $35,000 into a brand new engine, transmission, and brake system. In addition, we had her gorgeous wood refinished by the president of the Rolls Royce Club of Ohio.
You may have seen this beauty on the televised MTV mini-series of Carmen Electra's wedding titled, "Till Death Do Us Part". If you missed her there, she was also chosen by The Learning Channel's wedding show, "For Better or For Worse", as their $100,000 anniversary show wedding car. Recently, she was used to chauffeur John McGinley's fiancee to an upscale bridal show in Beverly Hills.
Her leather seats were redone a few years ago. She also has new air conditioning. This is consistantly our most popular post war Rolls Royce. Grey Poupon ... but of course!