Orange Blossom Special is simply a blast to drive. It’s hard not to grin with the wind in your hair, your own tunes cranked and the exhaust burbling. This car is perfect for a trip through wine country or down Highway 1.
OBS is an S model with a supercharger (168 hp) so it’s pretty zippy. It’s a stick shift with an easy clutch. It also has leather seats, an 8 speaker Harmon Kardon stereo/CD player with an iPod/iPhone/Android jack, 17 inch tires (brand new), ABS, traction control, front and side airbags and fixed roll bars behind the rear seat.
The top folds completely back with the press of a button. The front also slides back 15 inches for those days when you don't want to go completely topless. The car is only 12 feet long so it's easy to park, but the trade-off is back seats that are seats in name only and 6 ft.³ of trunk space. Pack lightly.
The car is located two blocks from downtown Alameda, easily accessible from the Fruitvale BART station (5 minute Uber ride or 15 minute walk) and the Oakland airport (bus ride or 7 minute cab ride). If I'm not here the key will be in the car and you will get detailed instructions before the rental.
OAK - Oakland International Airport
I’m happy to deliver the car to OAK for rentals of more than one week. Unfortunately, the delivery costs about $30 and the economics just don't work for rentals of less than a week. If it is delivered, it will be in daily parking next to terminal two.
OBS is a 5 min (and $7) Uber ride from the Fruitvale BART station. When it's convenient and for rentals of more than a week I will pickup folks at the Fruitvale BART but there isn't a safe place to leave the car there for delivery.
SFO and San Francisco
I do NOT deliver to SFO and San Francisco though I am more flexible for rentals of six weeks or more.