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What Our Couples Love
- Wedding Transport
- Time for photos included
- Friendly & Personal Service
- Indian/English Wedding Car
- Bohemian & Unique
- Thoughtful, Helpful & Fun
- Guests will love it
- Spectacular inside and out
- TV, Film & Music Videos
- Photo Shoots
- Civil Partnerships
- PR & Advertising
Frequently asked questions
How far will you travel?
We are based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and drive about an hour from our base. It is sometimes possible to trailer the car to weddings out of our driving radius, on request.
What type of cars do you offer?
My Kushi Car is an Ambassador Classic made by Hindustan Motors in Calcutta, India. These iconic cars are based on the Morris Oxford, a British classic from the 1950's. Similar to their smaller cousin the Morris Minor, only bigger and with a boot. Ambassadors are famed for their roominess, reliability and excellent suspension.
Can we choose the exact vehicle we travel in?
Presently, there is only one Ambassador to hire through Kushi Cars. However, there are more Ambassadors dotted around the country. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Can you make multiple journeys?
Yes, it is possible to undertake multiple journeys but please bear in mind that 5 minutes in a modern car is probably 10 minutes in an Ambassador! Also, bear in mind how long the bridesmaids will be waiting for you at the venue, and how that might impact on your morning getting hair and make-up done. Sometimes it is just as easy to arrange a taxi for the bridesmaids.
Can I decorate the wedding car?
The car is already decorated with permanent flower garlands on both bumpers. However, it is possible for a small fee to have our eucalyptus garlands or naked bumpers/ribbons.
What will you be wearing on the day?
I wear a smart dress and jacket, with flat shoes for driving. Most people think I am a wedding guest as female drivers are rare. I definitely do not wear a chauffeur's cap!!
Can we have a glass of champagne in the vehicle?
We provide a blanket, a chilled bottle of water, fan, tissues, mirror, mints and all the girly touches a bride might need. We don’t provide champagne because we are just not that kind of wedding car, plus the fabric on the seats would be difficult to clean!
What is your cancellation policy?
All 50% booking fees made at the time of booking are non-refundable. Cancellations must be made in writing, no less than 6 weeks before the wedding date to avoid paying the remaining 50% balance. If full payment has been received, Kushi Cars is only liable to pay 50% of the booking if notice is given 6 weeks before the wedding. Cancellations made after this time will incur the remaining 50% balance to be paid.
Can I come and see you and the car?
Of course! If you would like to meet me and the car in person, I'd love to tell you more. There's lots of our 5 Star reviews on my blog showing just some of the awesome feedback I get from couples.
Can I drive the car myself?
Sorry, no. For insurance purposes, Kushi Cars are not available for self-drive hire. All journeys are chauffeur-driven by myself. Sit back, relax and enjoy someone else taking care of you in what will be the first and one of the most memorable rides of your married life!
Can I decorate the car myself?
The car is fully decorated with permanent flower garlands on both bumpers. However, it is possible for a small fee to have our eucalyptus garlands or naked bumpers/ribbons. The interior is bedecked with rich fabrics of red and gold, including a chandelier on the ceiling.
What happens if the car breaks down?
Maintenance is a number one priority for us, we are running a business after all. Our mechanic is 5 minutes from our base and is a super star at dropping everything to help. The car is kept in pristine condition with regular servicing as well as full-time garaging to avoid additional wear and tear from the elements. Obviously, with any car, breakdowns are a possibility but (touch wood) this has never occurred. We have full AA breakdown cover but if time is against us, we will do our best to make alternative arrangements for you. Kushi Cars cannot be held responsible for any unforeseen circumstances beyond our control and we will only be liable to refund you any payments received.
I love it, how do I book?
Great! If you are happy with the quotation, I will email you my Terms & Conditions and a Booking Form. Read the T&Cs and keep them safe somewhere. Print out the booking form, fill it in to the best of your knowledge and email/post it back to me. This is our contract and what I use to plan your journey. it is also possible to email me a scanned/signed PDF is that's easier. Bookings are only confirmed once I have received a 50% non-refundable booking fee. The remaining balance is due no later than 6 weeks before your wedding date. Payment is via BACS online banking. Cash, cheques or card payments are not available. Receipts for all payments are emailed to you once funds have cleared. Two or three days before your wedding, I will call to confirm the details and go through the final running order.
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About Kushi Cars
A quirky, unique 1950's style vintage Indian Ambassador wedding car. Our Kushi Car has bumpers festooned with exotic flowers and an interior decorated in rich fabrics of red and gold. Available throughout Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire & the Cotswolds.
Established in 2010, we have added fabulousness to 200+ weddings at stunning Cotswold venues, such as Cripps Barn, Sudeley Castle, Stone Barn, Pitville Pump Rooms, The Kingscote Barn and The Barn at Upcote to name just a few.
Available for weddings, civil partnerships, TV, film work, photo shoots and PR launches. Our pricing is flexible and we will always provide a tailored quote to suit your exact requirements. Quotations are based on several factors, including the number of passengers/journeys, the mileage, waiting times and any other special requirements. As a rough guide, wedding hire for up to 2 hours starts at £289 during the peak wedding season March - October.
Kushi Cars are Hindustan Ambassadors imported direct from Calcutta. These iconic Indian cars, based on the 1950's British classic the Morris Oxford, are classic looking and similar to a Morris Minor, only bigger and with a boot! Famed for their roominess, reliability and excellent suspension, they are still widely used across India as taxis.
Based in Cheltenham, we cover Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, The Cotswolds and Worcestershire, including Bath, Bristol, Oxford, Swindon and south of Birmingham. More Ambassadors are available in London and the southern home counties.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on one vehicle in the local area