If all had worked out as planned our vacation in England would have come with a fancy car. Sadly there was no [legal] way for a UK citizen to get temporary UK car insurance on a foreign car.
So we are back to Plan B: Hire a car from a UK hire company.
Since we spend some days in England we wanted something fancy, wihthout mileage limits and here is the results of the search
ebay:PBsupercars: I had seen them on eBay before. But I found out that only a Manual is available, from London only, and pickup/return can't be at the weekend. So not so flexible, but better prices than Avis.
AVIS: About 300GBP for a 8 day hire
Avis Prestige:3.5K for a 8 day hire
Hertz: Almost 700GBP for a weeks rental. My (very large) corporate employer is supposed to have preferential deals. I tried the business rate, the Casual rate, the Contractor rate. No difference in price. Disappointed or what!
Borrow Car: We surveyed some friends. The plan was to borrow their fancy car which they rarely used && pay them the going rate. Nothing suitable found!
Buy Car:We hope to execute a classically longer US road trip. In that case we'd like to buy a Sports Car drive it for the duration then sell it at the end of the holiday.
So which one did we choose?
Well on our limited budget not a supercar, but something a little different. When we arrive in the UK, the picture shall reveal all!