One Of The Most Beautiful Chauffeured Wedding Cars. Classic, Vintage Mercedes Wedding Car For A Wedding Car London And All Of The UK
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Here at Barratts classic car hire we aim to provide a professional, friendly, chauffeured service in a rare elegant car. Whatever your culture or religion, whether it's an English wedding, Afro Caribbean, Asian, Civil Partnership then this elegant wedding car will suit the occasion. Available mainly as a Kent wedding car. It is also available for wedding car hire throughout England.
Total mileage during hire period is limited to 50 miles from base to base. Should the hire distance be longer than this then 50p is added for each additional mile over 50.
The classic, vintage Mercedes 300 SEL covers the surrounding areas of Surrey, Sussex, Essex.
Please note: As an original 1971 vehicle there are no seatbelts fitted in the rear. The Mercedes has been restored to original specification and has the original mono radio with single speaker.
A generous 30% discount (from May 2013 to May 2014) is available on all remaining hire over four hours, making Barratts classic car hire very competitive. Additionally there are no parking or toll charges to be added on.
If you have any questions about hiring this classic wedding car,then please telephone for a friendly service. Anyone interested in hiring the car is welcome too view, and enjoy a short journey in the car.
This rare beautiful wedding car has had an interesting celebrity history and is one of the most expensive saloon cars Mercedes-Benz have made. They are still considered by many as their flagship saloon, with a classic shape.
During the time Donovan owned JMO 9K the car had a flamboyant time and was often driven from his home on the Wentworth Estate in Surrey to the Hard Rock café in London, often at speeds of 100mph plus where possible. The car was also featured in a promotional video with Donovan where it is being driven down the Marylebone Road in London. It has also been photographed next to the famous EUC 1OOC white Rolls-Royce once owned by the Beatles. George Harrison from the Beatles and Bobby Whitlock from Derek and the Dominoes have also travelled in the car amongst other celebrities. Donovan also used the car in southern Ireland for a while. It can be seen that a cosmic wheels sticker that Donovan stuck on the back of the front driver's seat is still there. More recently Moby used the car for one of his music videos.
It took around two years to fully restore this beautiful car and too bring it into the world of classic, vintage wedding car hire. During this period spares were purchased from around the world to keep the originality. The car was then featured in a few magazines as well as mentions on radio stations Radio 2 and Capital Gold. JMO 9K has also been featured on the Mercedes Enthusiast calendar as well as being on display at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands in Surrey, which is Mercedes-Benz European showroom.
It is a wonder that the car was still around too restore after its hard life especially as it was left in fields to the English weather for approximately five years sometime after Donovan sold it.
The timeless elegant quality of this classic Mercedes-Benz makes it one of the most memorable wedding cars.
Book JMO 9K and experience the period vibe!
Moby in the back of the classic, vintage Mercedes whilst filming the music video ‘Lie Down in Darkness’ in central London
The Mercedes 6.3 was a popular choice in its day by many celebrities and wealthy people, for its very smooth ride due to the powerful engine, self levelling air suspension and large amount of leg room in the rear. Longer rear doors mean that this car was built to be chauffeured in. The extra leg room makes it ideal as a most spacious beautiful chauffeured wedding car. The large sunroof also gives you the feeling of openness when fully retracted, the style and build quality being reminiscent of a past time. The car comes dressed in ribbons and a neutral colour flower spray on the rear parcel shelf. This rare Mercedes-Benz is classed as one of the best rare right hand drive models in existence.
The car has also featured in the following magazines
Mercedes-Benz Club Gazette, May 2006. In a six page article 'Donovans 6.3' by Steve Barratt.
Practical Classics, July 2006. In a three page article 'Road Test' by Paul Wakely and Nigel Boothman.
Mercedes Enthusiast Magazine, August 2006. In a five page article 'Cosmic Wheels' by Tim Slade.
The article 'Cosmic Wheels' featured on this website is reproduced with their permission.
Mercedes-Benz Club Gazette,December 2007. In a three page technical article 'Bye Bye Points - long live Pertronix' by Steve Barratt.
Mercedes Owner Magazine, April 2013. In a one page article 'Musical SEL' by Steve Barratt.
Book this classic Mercedes wedding car to experience a rare chance of classic celebrity history.
£80.00 For first hours hire
£30.00 For each additional half hour
Hire time is from base to base (Larkfield, Kent)
30% SPECIAL 2013/2014 DISCOUNT!
30% Discount on all remaining hire over the first four hour period
All hire with dark blue uniformed chauffeur
Please telephone for a fixed quotation
Fifty percent deposit on booking. Balance due four weeks before hire date. Deposit refundable if cancelled at least six weeks prior to booked date.
In the unlikely event of an incomplete or non hire then the total liability does not exceed the total hire fee paid.
Any damage caused by the client, any of their party or by inciting others is chargeable to the client.
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0808 168 0063