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Classic insurance uk 2024

PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:42 am

Morning all

I’m well aware of the massive hikes in insurance costs over the last couple of years for everyday motoring. I’m interested to know if people have experienced the same inflation with Classic Insurance.

My renewal with RH has arrived and has increased 20% this year to be £240, for a 3000 mile restriction in a £40k agreed cover, including breakdown cover.

How does this compare with anyone else ?

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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Apr 05, 2024 11:16 am

Richard, the renewal for my Sprint recently came through from Haggerty, similar value/mileage to yours. It has risen by £44.29 to £322.43

I have a couple of weeks now to ring around for comparisons.

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PostPost by: Donels » Fri Apr 05, 2024 1:32 pm

I’ve just renewed my Elise insurance with Direct Line and it’s exactly the same as last year at £250.
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PostPost by: 512BB » Fri Apr 05, 2024 4:37 pm

I use RH as well Richard, and have done so for a few years now. My policy went up 20% this year as well, to £425, but that is insuring 2 cars with them. Even at that price, I find their policy pretty good, as it includes breakdown in this country and abroad, and the dreaded salvage retention without deduction, should the worst happen.

Of course, you only find out just how good your insurer is should the worst happen.

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:53 pm

My RH went down to £170 after I dropped my value to £12,000 from £20,000. I have a 4,000 mile limit though I don't usually reach 3,000. I also have 'recovery' but should cancel it as my wife's insurance covers it,
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PostPost by: draenog » Sat Apr 06, 2024 12:08 am

My RH renewal in December was £186. This is with a value of £15,000.
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PostPost by: 512BB » Sat Apr 06, 2024 8:25 am

'My RH went down to £170 after I dropped my value to £12,000 from £20,000'

That does not sound like a very sensible thing to have done to me. What sort of Elan are you going to be able to purchase for £12k in the event of a write off? Certainly not a road going one, or any one.

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:27 pm

512BB wrote:'My RH went down to £170 after I dropped my value to £12,000 from £20,000'

That does not sound like a very sensible thing to have done to me. What sort of Elan are you going to be able to purchase for £12k in the event of a write off? Certainly not a road going one, or any one.

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What would you pay for such a car?
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PostPost by: mbell » Sun Apr 07, 2024 12:16 am

Quart Meg Miles wrote:What would you pay for such a car?


Imo it's not what you would pay for your car. It's how much you need to buy a replacement. Your unlikely to find a car like yours for sale, so how much does the nearest car cost?

I suspect you need a chunk more than 12k to buy a working elan.
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Tue May 14, 2024 8:36 am

Hi Chaps,
So my Elan insurance has just jumped up to £304 from £174 with Carole Nash, with the same guaranteed value and restricted mileage.

Has anyone found a reputable insurer offering anything that is more “realistic”.

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PostPost by: ericbushby » Tue May 14, 2024 9:36 am

Good morning Mark.
I have always used Routen Chaplin and like everyone else my insurance has gone up this year.
It has risen from £172.00 to £189.00. This covers a valuation of £30,000, RAC breakdown, salvage retention and two drivers. Club membership is needed.
I have never used their services.
They do seem to have reduced my mileage limit from 3000 miles to 1500 without asking me, but that is sufficient.
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PostPost by: 661 » Tue May 14, 2024 9:42 am

The S4 went up from £240 to £260, but my son is on the policy.
The GTS I have insured for the road ,comprehensive, but only for the F&T as it really doesn't do road miles.
That went from about £260 to £450, so I refused, let it lapse, then requoted the other day when I was on the phone to them for my wife's classic Fiat 500. They now wanted £180, er, yes please.
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PostPost by: shynsy » Tue May 14, 2024 11:13 am

I've recently switched from Lancaster back to Peter James.
Elan+2 and Triumph Stag, Agreed value for both, 5000 miles each, including work mileage on the Stag. 2 named drivers, Recovery and retention after accident.
Total £315
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Wed May 22, 2024 10:11 am

Hi,
Just ato close the circle. I went with ClassicLine (tel 01455241414), I use them for my Exige and Elise also.

cover as follows..

Fully Comp.
Break down cover and recovery, including Europe.
Unlimited miles
guaranteed value @£50K
Excess £75 windscreen and £200 collision

At a price of £204 I was really happy with that.

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