It seems everybody loves the Jaguar Mk5 convertibles. Correctly known as a Jaguar Mk5 Drop Head Coupe (DHC) which refers to the three positions the hood can be positioned at.
Manufactured in small numbers from September 1949 to early July 1951 the original convertibles have become a rare collectible car with less than 1000 made world wide (only 395 in RHD), there are probably less than 100 still in existence. Several Jaguar Mk5 sedans have been modified into convertibles in the eastern states for the wedding industry so it may seem there are more in existence than the number made may suggest.
Jaguar convertible wedding cars
Whilst not for everybody, the Jaguar convertibles are great fun on a wedding day especially as a feature bridal car. Wedding photographers love the access they get to the bride and groom in the car and they produce some unique wedding photos with the convertibles.
On wedding day the convertibles usually drive to the ceremony with the top up in the closed position for a wind free journey. The convertibles have been air-conditioned so the cabin stays cool on the way to the ceremony. For brides arriving at a garden ceremony the chauffeur will stop a block before the entrance and put the roof down for a spectacular entrance to the wedding.
Most couples who hire the convertible choose to drive to photo sessions and the reception ‘top down’ and enjoy a unique experience of interaction with passers-by offering their congratulations and the fun of open air touring. Brides who chose the top down Jaguar for the afternoon often prepare their hair in braid style or loose hair that is easily brushed in at photo locations and prior to the reception. Of-course a scarf or veil is the traditional rear seat convertible head wear for women.
The Jaguar convertibles are also a popular choice for a romantic cruise at sunset on the way out to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or for a wedding proposal. Be aware that there is a good breeze in the rear when travelling top down so consider your partners hair sensitivity before booking the car or ask her to prepare with a more robust hair style or to bring a cap or scarf if they fancy.
View our convertibles
You are welcome to visit and view our wedding cars prior to booking but it is not essential. Most clients know our cars from previous contact at friend’s wedding for instance and know the standard at which they are kept. Video clips of our cars are a good way to view the cars, please enjoy.
Convertible Swan Valley wine tours
Cruising the Swan Valley wineries in a classic chauffeured convertible is a wonderful experience. Commonly chosen by couples looking for a romantic way to celebrate an anniversary or guys wanting a memorable way to pop the question when proposing.