DriveShare Is Airbnb for Classic Cars

Can’t buy a Ferrari? Try the next best thing.

September 8, 2017 9:00 am

You a classic car buff?

Your beautiful BMW, Corvette or ‘66 Cadillac Deville isn’t doing anyone any good parked in the garage.

So share the wealth — or take a dream ride of your own — DriveShare.

Formerly known as Classics&Exotics, the retooled DriveShare (now owned by the collector-car insurance giant Hagerty) allows you to get behind the wheel of your dream vehicle … without actually, y’know, buying it.

Ready to drive? You can narrow your choice by car type (luxury, muscle, hot rod, etc.), make, model, year, transmission type, price and location. You’ll need a valid U.S. driver’s license, be 30 years of age or older, and receive verification through the site. You’ll also need to put down a (refundable) $500 security deposit.

From there, you can browse pics and read details or reviews about the fleet, as well as ask owners questions. Then you book it and arrange a time and location for pickup. (You can also gift a ride to someone if you’re feeling generous.)

Most cars rent in the low three-figure range per day, but can run up to $1,900 if you’re in the mood for a 2016 Lamborghini Hurracan near Venice. Besides acting as your dream car facilitator, DriveShare provides roadside service at no cost, as well as $1 million in protection.

Own a great car? Rent it out. You get to set the price, mileage and deposit, and can review each renter’s profile and certifications before approval.

A few cars currently available that we dug:

1965 Chevrolet Corvette ($426 per day)

1960 Jaguar MK IX ($550 per day)

1966 Cadillac Deville ($329 per day)

1951 Pontiac Chieftain ($550 per day)

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