Drives of Yesteryear

We are a family run business based near Royston specialising in providing authentic Classic and Retro-Classic vehicles. We pride ourselves on the immaculate presentation of our cars and the personal and professional service you will receive on your most important and special day.

We are able to supply traditional wedding cars along with more modern vehicles and some quirky options which we hope will appeal to the widest variety of tastes and wedding styles. The choices for you include vehicles purely for photographs, chauffeur driven cars and cars for self drive hire.

All vehicles are fully insured and maintained to the highest standard. They will be fully valeted and decorated with ribbons and bows in the colour, or colour combination, of your choice.

The Chauffeur Driven Option

At the centre of our fleet are a pair of beautifully presented Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 346’s that capture the luxury and opulence of a bygone age with their graceful flowing lines and polished exteriors.

Armstrong Siddeley HTY 650 – The Count

The Count was built in 1955 and carries a rich Ruby Red top over Ivory which perfectly complements his beautifully trimmed Ivory leather interior. Couple this with that air of refinement which only wood can give and you have a carriage of great distinction.

Armstrong Siddeley 509 APC – The Green Lady

The Green Lady left the production line in 1956. She is painted in attractive Corinthian Green over Ivory and also benefits from a lovely green leather interior. Apart from the colour schemes she is identical to The Count and is available for hire on her own, as a pair with The Count or any combination you might wish for with our other vehicles.

MG Magnette

We can offer you style and elegance in the form of a 1950’s MG Magnette ZB Varitone. This car benefits from a two tone grey colour scheme and red leather interior.

MG 1300 Estate – Madge

Madge will appeal to the couple who want something totally different for their wedding as no estate versions of the MG 1100/1300 were ever made by the factory and she is therefore totally unique. The paintwork is smoke grey over old English white with a grey interior.

The Jaguar

We also offer an S Type Jaguar. The vehicle was designed at the end of the last century to pay tribute to the original S Type of the 1960’s in the Retro-Classis style that has become so popular with car manufacturers. Our car is a deep Pacific blue colour with Cream leather interior.

American Muscle – Ford Mustang

A Ford Mustang is THE American muscle car. It has a very distinctive and purposeful look to go with a mean growl from its V8 engine. Production started in 1964 and, in one form or another, has continued ever since. However, the first generation car is the most iconic, made even more famous by the legendry chase scene in the Steve McQueen film Bullitt, made in 1968.

Elwood is a 1967 Ford Mustang. He is a rare special edition model called a “High Country” built for sale purely in the Colorado area. Only 416 were built. Less than a quarter still survive, and, as far as we know, this is the only example in the UK. The Columbine Blue paintwork was exclusive to the High Country Special, giving you both an instantly recognisable “bucket list” car and exclusivity at the same time.

The Self Drive Option

Self drive has become very popular for weddings.


Our Teal Blue 1974 MGB GT is no stranger to South Farm and can be hired alone or in company with one of our chauffeur driven vehicles.

We have a number of packages available:-

Hire the car for the day, collecting it from us on the morning of your wedding. Our MGB has been used by the groom to drive himself to the ceremony and also by the bride’s father to take his daughter to the church with the groom driving his new wife on to the reception. We can collect the car from South Farm so you can continue to enjoy your wedding day without worrying about returning the car to us.

We also offer a 48 hour package over a three a day period. This has proved to be very popular allowing, as it does, the groom to collect the car during the afternoon before the wedding and return it the afternoon following the wedding. This enables the groom to enjoy the car with his best man and the happy couple to have a leisurely drive, and perhaps a spot of lunch before dropping the car back to us the day after the wedding.

Picture Perfect

All of our vehicles can also be hired, at attractively reduced rates, for static display at South Farm to enhance your album of wedding photographs. This could be combined with a short drive after the ceremony for a little alone time and a choreographed “wave off” photo opportunity.

We have one more photographic option for you.

Tractor – Jenny

Every farm needs a tractor. We are therefore pleased to be able to offer you our Ferguson TE20 tractor (the classic “Little Grey Fergie”), for your wedding pictures at various locations around South Farm. Jenny is quite an early example and will be celebrating her 70th birthday during 2019.

Please contact us for further details and a personalised quotation for any of our vehicles.

Call us on 01223 207581 or email
South Farm, Shingay, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0HR
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