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Exotic Car Rentals Make Great Gifts!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Are you looking for a really special birthday or anniversary gift for your spouse?  Or, maybe, for yourself?  How about renting an exotic car! 

A woman called me a few weeks ago and asked if I could help her rent a car, instead of purchase one.  Her husband has always wanted to drive a high end sports car, so she decided to treat him for his birthday.  Since buying him a swanky ride was not quite in the budget, she looked into renting one for a week.  Exotic car rental companies are a dime a dozen in places like Miami and LA, but not so much in Charlotte.  So, she turned to the Car Chick for help. 

Although I was unable to find any exotic car rental companies (that are still in business) in the Carolinas, I did find a Porsche club that fit the bill.  Club Ferdinand, located near Ashville, North Carolina, is a car club that affords its members the opportunity to drive a fleet of ten beautiful Porsches.  This dream fleet includes Boxsters, Caymans, Cayennes, 911s, and even a classic 356 Carrera Speedster.  Memberships are based either on points or driving days, and start as low as $990. 

While Club Ferdinand does offer rentals, a driving days based membership is a more cost effective option.  For just under $1500, you can purchase a seven driving day membership.  You can use all seven days at one time, or you can spread them out over two years.  You can drive any Porsche in their fleet with unlimited mileage in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.  Liability, collision and comprensive insurance are included. 

Want to combine the thrill of driving a Porsche with a romantic weekend?  Club Ferdinand has partnered with the historic Mast Farm Inn to provide driving tour packages of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway.  To learn more about Club Ferdinand, their Porsche fleet, and available driving tours, please visit them on the web at or call Henri Deschamps at 828-963-2626.