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Retro car-rental company adds cheaper option to travel Route 66 February 2, 2013

Posted by Ron Warnick in Businesses, Road trips, Vehicles.
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Blacktop Candy’s, a company that gained notice a few weeks ago for offering rentals of classic cars on which to drive Route 66, announced it has added an option that’s more flexible and cheaper.

Company president Scott Shinn says the new Standard option goes for $7,490 for two adults. The details:

  • 19 days of car rental service, with a classic car of your choice (based upon availability)
  • Garmin Zumo GPS with Route 66 turn-by-turn directions
  • Accident and liability insurance (insurance deposit required)
  • 24-hour roadside help
  • The start and end dates are fixed according to published tour dates, but Standard tour customers set their own itinerary and make their own hotel reservations in advance or on the fly.

Such tours can be booked online. The classic cars  being offered are an upgraded 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, or 1967 Camaro Super Sport (shown above).

When initially announced in December, Blacktop Candy’s offered packages at $11,900, with bookings at many classic motels and hotels along Route 66. Shinn said he decided to offer a less-expensive option after hearing numerous requests for it from potential customers.

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