Ridin’ out: Local car providers offer at least three ways to up your wedding-day getaway game

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The 1940 Senior Packard limo from Albemarle Limousine is the only one of its type known to be on the road today. Photo: Rachel May Photography The 1940 Senior Packard limo from Albemarle Limousine is the only one of its type known to be on the road today. Photo: Rachel May Photography

The getaway car is the last thing wedding guests see as the happy couple is whisked away into marital bliss. And there are several options to rev up that final impression—modern limos, slick sedans, and vintage classics.

“It is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and a museum-quality vintage limousine helps create a magical and unforgettable experience,” says Eric Bryant, sales and logistics manager for Albemarle Limousine.

1949 Fleetwood Cadillac Limo from Albemarle Limousine

Bryant says his black 1949 Fleetwood might not be the most popular model in the Albemarle portfolio, but it’s certainly the most unique. Only 595 of the Caddys were produced, but a handful are still in working order.

“[The] spacious and elegant limousine has a country music legacy like no other,” he says, referring to its history transporting greats like Patsy Cline, Chet Atkins, Brenda Lee, and Johnny Cash. “It’s a true treasure.”

The ’49 Fleet is air-conditioned and recently renovated, Bryant says, making it as comfortable as it is classy. albemarle limousine.com

Chrysler 300 Luxury Sedan from Camryn Limousine

For cost-conscious wedding planners, a modern corporate sedan delivers comfort and convenience without backbreaking cost. Camryn Limousine offers jet-black Chrysler 300 corporate sedans with professionally trained and licensed, uniformed chauffeurs.

“Getaway sedans really make a lot of sense after you’ve been having a good time at your wedding,” Camryn principal Bill Kerr says. “The last thing you want to worry about is driving home.”

Kerr says sedans are available for as little as $85, depending on the destination. camryn-limo.com

1957 Porsche 356 Speedster, Cville Classic Cars

Let’s say you do want to worry about driving yourself home after your wedding. Cville Classic Cars has a rotating stock of restorations and replicas that might put your budget on E, but will certainly fill your heart with glee.

The white 1957 Porsche 356 replica currently available from Cville Classic was built in 1998 but offers all the high-quality details of the original—tan leather interior, square tube frame, fully independent front suspension, rack and pinion steering, and a 2,007 cc engine.

Don’t have tens of thousands of dollars to spend on your wedding getaway? Get it on the registry ASAP. cvilleclassiccars.com

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