Classic Car Self Guided Tour
Explore Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur!
The stretch of coastline between Monterey and Big Sur is one of the most beautiful drives in the world and there’s no better way to experience it than behind the wheel of a Classic American Convertible. With a V8 engine rumbling beneath the hood and the wind blowing through your hair you’ll be living out your California Dream. To make your trip complete a location based audio tour guide will be your companion, automatically chiming in about points of interest, local history, and natural wonders.
1964 Chevy Chevelle Malibu- Seats 4- Automatic Transmission
1965 Ford Mustang GT Blue- Seats 4- Automatic Transmission
1965 Ford Mustang Red- Seats 4- Automatic Transmission
1969 Pontiac Firebird 350 – Seats 4- Automatic Transmission
1969 Mercury Cougar- Seats 4- Automatic Transmission
1975 Cadillac Eldorado- Seats 6- Automatic Transmission
Monterey Peninsula (1-2 Hours)
Travel along Monterey’s historic waterfront and coastline complete with kelp forests, sea otters, and lovely old Victorian houses.
- Fisherman’s wharf
- Cannery Row
- Lovers Point
- Asilomar Beach
- Downtown Pacific Grove
Pebble Beach/ 17 Mile Drive (1-2 Hours)
World class golf courses come right up to the rocky shores and sandy beaches of this exclusive coastal community.
- Spanish Bay
- The Lone Cypress
- Ghost Trees
- Downtown Carmel
- Carmel Beach
Big Sur- (2-4 Hours)
Cross iconic bridges perched high on rocky cliffsides, cruise through dense redwood forests, visit a purple sand beach, and dip your toes in the Big Sur river during a visit to one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.
- Garrapata Beach
- Bixby Bridge
- Big Sur River Inn
- Henry Miller Memorial Library
- McWay Falls
- Pfeiffer Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions
When can I rent the car?
You can start anytime during the day between 9:30 and 5:30, and return times can be as late as 10PM
Do you have any age requirements?
Minimum age is 25 to rent the car, or 21 to drive the car with a driver over the age of 25.
Do you have any insurance requirements?
If you have a US drive’s license and insurance you’re covered under your own incidental policy. Additional insurance can be purchased for $100 but can take several hours to process.
Do you accept international drivers?
Drivers coming from outside of Canada or the US must buy additional insurance for $100, and it takes up to 24 hours to process. Please book in advance if you’re coming from outside the US.
Do I need to take a specific route to enjoy the tour?
The best way to experience the tour is to follow the route we normally suggest for anyone borrowing one of our classics, but it will also work if you take your own path. The tour guide kicks in automatically whenever you approach a point of interest so you’re not locked into a specific route.
Do I need cell service for the tour to work?
Nope! The tour can be downloaded before your trip starts and will work even when you’re in the middle of Big Sur’s cellphone dead zone.
How long is the tour?
Since the tour activates when you reach certain points, you get to move at your own pace. If you wanted to explore our entire rental range you’d want a whole-day rental, but with a four-hour rental, you can still experience many of the points the tour narrates. Access to the tour never expires so you can still get the narration if you re-visit the area.
How does the audio tour work?
When you purchase a tour we’ll send you a link to download the app and a code to unlock the tour. Fire it up when you’re ready for your trip and the app does the rest. Speakers are available upon request if you prefer to not use the speakers in your rental car.