Rent individual Classic Cars

Emil Frey Classics hires out classic cars to drive. The vehicles can be rented for trips, classic car events, club meetings or as a gift for either a day or a weekend.
Please see below for pictures and more information about the classics on offer.

Daihatsu Copen

The Daihatsu Copen is an appealing subcompact car that was originally imported to Europe with right-hand drive, only to be adjusted to left-hand drive in 2006. To ensure respectable road performance, the engine was also upgraded from 659 cc to 1.3 L.

One special feature is the model’s electric retractable roof, which folds down and disappears completely into the boot. Only 3.4 m long and weighing in at 875 kg, the Copen is particularly agile and at home on the back roads – making it sweeter for summertime enjoyment than almost any other car of its size.

 

 

Technical details:

Manufacturer: Daihatsu
Model: Copen
Year: 2010
Horsepower: 87 hp
Engine: 4-cylinder in-line
Cubic capacity:  1.3 L
Drive: Front-wheel
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Seats:  2

Jaguar Mk2

The Jaguar Mk2 (Mark 2, Mark II, MK2) is considered the very first compact sporty saloon. The success of this exceptional model can be attributed to its inimitable combination of superior technology – with the 3.8 L 6-cylinder engine and disc brakes on all four wheels – and exclusive interior, with its ample use of walnut, comfortable leather seats and other classic British touches. The Mark 2 was adored by the underworld and authorities alike. In the 1960s, in fact, the police in the Swiss canton of Aargau had five of them in their fleet to help them patrol the brand new N1 Autobahn, as it was then called. This model features automatic transmission for a comfortable drive as well as power-steering for easier maneuvering while parking. Seating four to five people, it is suitable for true 60’s-style family outings.

Technical details:

Manufacturer: Jaguar
Model: Mk2
Year: 1961
Horsepower: 220 hp
Engine: 6-cylinder in-line
Cubic capacity: 3.8 L
Drive: Rear-wheel
Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 5 (front seat belts)

MG C Roadster

The MGC – based on the still-popular MGB but equipped with a 3.0 L 6-cylinder engine – was produced for less than two years between the end of 1967 and mid-1969. The model was British Leyland’s answer to replacing the aging Austin Healey 3000 at the end of the 1960s. Due to the heavier engine, the front axle had to be reinforced.

When the model was launched, critics considered it too front-heavy and not sporty enough. Its silky-smooth engine makes it better suited for cruising on quiet country roads than tearing around curves over a mountain pass. Just over 9,000 MGCs were manufactured before the model was discontinued.


Technical details:

Manufacturer: MG
Model: MG C Roadster
Year: 1969
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine: 6-cylinder in-line
Cubic capacity: 3.0 L
Drive: Rear-wheel
Transmission: 4-speed with overdrive
Seats: 2 with seat belts

Triumph TR4A

The Triumph TR4, featuring a body created by Italian automotive designer Giovanni Michelotti, debuted in 1961. With four-speed fully synchronised transmission, the TR4 boasted a significantly wider track and interior than its predecessor, the TR3. Other improvements included rack-and-pinion steering, which replaced the worm-and-roller design, and wind-up windows instead of the awkward plug-in windows. With a solid performance at a reasonable price, the TR4 was only slightly behind other sports cars of the same era. It accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 12 seconds and reached a top speed of 174 km/h. The TR4A body – which had been based on its predecessor, the TR4 – concealed the new chassis with independent multi-link rear suspension. This particular model boasts the Surrey Top, a kind of targa/semi-convertible top with a removable roof.

Technical details:

Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: TR4A
Year: 1963
Horsepower: 104 hp
Engine: 4-cylinder
Cubic capacity: 2.2 L
Drive: Rear-wheel
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Seats: 2

Aston Martin V8 Volante

The Aston Martin V8, created as a follow-up to the DBS range, was launched with a coupé variant. The convertible, named the Aston Martin Volante, arrived in 1978. The V8 engine was developed in-house by Tadek Marek, who had been responsible for the 6-cylinder engines of the previous generation.

The elegantly designed interior, with its beautiful walnut dashboard and comfortable leather seats, could not be more British. The smooth V8 engine makes for a special kind of driving pleasure on beautiful country roads. This car captures a unique “James Bond feeling” – the kind of fun you should experience at least once.

 

Technical details:

Manufacturer: Aston Martin
Model:  V8 Volante
Year: 1987
Horsepower: 267 hp
Engine: V8
Cubic capacity: 5.3 L
Drive: Rear-wheel
Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 2+2 with seat belts

Suzuki LJ80

The Suzuki LJ80 was originally developed for the Australian Army, but early on Suzuki sensed a wider interest in the model and launched the world’s first compact off-road vehicle at the end of the 1970s. When Suzuki cars came to Switzerland in 1980, the Suzuki LJ80 – especially the fun-loving open-roof variant – was well-received from the start.

The LJ80 made off-road driving more affordable given that it was less than half the price of a Land Rover. But it could hold its own: narrow and relatively light in weight, it could dig around in places the bigger models had to leave behind.

 


Technical details:

Manufacturer: Suzuki
Model: LJ80
Year: 1981
Horsepower: 41 hp
Engine: 4-cylinder in-line
Cubic capacity: 797 cc
Drive: Four-wheel
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Seats: 4

Prices

Categories1 DayFriday afternoon-Monday morning
Categorie 1CHF 300.00CHF 450.00
Categorie 2CHF 350.00CHF 750.00
Categorie 3CHF 500.00CHF 950.00
Categorie 4CHF 650.00CHF 1’300.00

 

1= Suzuki LJ80, Daihatsu Copen
2= Triumph TR4; MG C
3= Jaguar Mk2 Auto
4= Aston Martin V8 Volante

All tariffs with free mileage, without petrol

Contact

For an individual offer, contact Simon Bundi. He will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Simon Bundi

Head of Museum & Archives