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Old 05-27-2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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Classic Car Insurance

Hi Folks

Just wondering if anyone has gone/used an insurance company that specalizes in classic cars, i hear the savings can be considerable, any info as to advice or suggestions on company's is needed and appreciated

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Old 05-27-2010, 09:13 PM   #2
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lots of the guys at my old work used them. i believe the car has to be at least 20 years old and every year you have to do a vehicle appraisal for the insurance company. plus restrictions like occasional use and blah blah blah. these guys were using silver wheels for all their Fiats, Lancias, Alfas and Ferarris. pretty good rates from what i heard.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:15 PM   #3
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Zephyr I think it was called didn't approve me because it was a wagon. But my buddies dad has his 88 corvette insured through them. He pays $180 and can only drive it 6,000 kms per year.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:40 PM   #4
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I think the previous poster might be thinking of Zehrs.
Silver Wheels told me I needed to always have my car parked in a garage, which I don't have.
I went with Zehrs instead.
Norm Mort is a good appraiser in midwestern Ontario.
Savings are definitely considerable.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:57 PM   #5
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So my 87' E30 can go under classic car insurance? Except it's going to be a daily though.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:43 PM   #6
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yes, thank you Zehrs insurance

Steve, yes you can but limited kms, they told me 6,000kms/year maximum
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:52 PM   #7
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insurance fraud anyone?

the e30 instrument cluster comes out in 5 minutes and they don't have scanable ecus... lol
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:11 AM   #8
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I'd like to see a classic insurance company insure anyone under 25. If there is a such thing, I'd be all over that like a fat kid on a tootsie roll lol
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:27 AM   #9
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the e30 instrument cluster comes out in 5 minutes and they don't have scanable ecus... lol
I like where you're going with this......
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:27 AM   #10
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i just been through this with my 911 this week....if you call Lant insurance brokers....they have 2 types of insurance:

1) Silver wheel plan- car 20+ years old
2) Custom wheel plan- THIS IS THE ONE TO LOOK AT -new last year

All the details are on their website and just for the record nobody ever follows up with how many kms you ever drive- they say your car should only be used for "cars shows" guess what there is one every night of the week in GTA.....
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:10 PM   #11
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i just been through this with my 911 this week....if you call Lant insurance brokers....they have 2 types of insurance:

1) Silver wheel plan- car 20+ years old
2) Custom wheel plan- THIS IS THE ONE TO LOOK AT -new last year

All the details are on their website and just for the record nobody ever follows up with how many kms you ever drive- they say your car should only be used for "cars shows" guess what there is one every night of the week in GTA.....
The info I have on both of these plans is from 2007 (however both have been around longer, maybe revised last year? )

Silver wheel has 2 sub categories:
-Antique and Classic 25 yrs old +
-Special interest 15-24 yrs old

Custom wheel is for vehicles 15 yrs +

Both plans excluded regular transportation and require: an appraisal (current within 18 months), that you have another vehicle insured for your daily use, and have "10 years of continuous driving experience".

We recently picked up a contract with a company called Hagerty Insurance (Hagerty's bragging right is that they insure Jay Leno's fleet). They offer a very similar plan however their policy is on an agreed value basis so, no appraisal required, just 4 good photos. Garage storage is ideal, but not required. However, you still need 10 yrs driving experience and a regular use vehicle.

I ran a quick quote for a 73 Nova (value $10K) and in stock form it would be $210/yr. If modified, the rate jumps to $350/yr.

These special plans aren't your only option for a modified car. Depending on the modifications, I have regular insurance companies who will allow commute use but the premiums would reflect a standard policy.

FYI- Industry standard for specialty/limited use vehicles is 4000km annually. If you exceed that, they may recommend you place coverage with a standard insurance company.
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:45 PM   #12
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Just called Lant and they said the kms were too high on my car, they only look at 150-160,000km vehicles for that period.
But she gave me Zehrs number and I told her they wouldn't cover me because it was a wagon.......she said to send her the appraisal lol.
I'm gonna try Hagerty now.
edit: They are in the states but have insurance brokers here, she gave me a couple of companies which one I couldn't get ahold of, and another gave me a quote of $330/year no questions asked. BUt I wanted to have an updated appraisal so when i get that I will be calling them.
Gonna try another one.
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:05 PM   #13
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I looked at a variety of classic insurance options last year. Lant wouldn't touch me due to my age (27). The best option I found was with Zehr (underwritten by Echelon). They offered rates similar to those advertised by Lant but with more generous mileage allowances.

I ultimately decided to go with regular insurance as I did not want any restrictions on my driving. My 02 costs less to insure (with more coverage) than my E30 and I don't have to worry about mileage limits or time-of-use strictures (i.e., can't drive the car to work -- come on!).

For the record, I'm with TD Meloche Monnex for both cars. With the alumni discount (they're aligned with many Canadian alumni associations and can place you on a group policy), they saved me about $600 per car. If you graduated from a Canadian university, you likely qualify for big savings.
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:40 PM   #14
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I have a 48 pickup truck. Looked at Lant (Silver Wheels) but went with Eschelon (sp) after hearing bad feedback about Lant.
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:44 PM   #15
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Well I can get classic car insurance with my vehicle (I'm 22 years old). Only thing is that I need to go under my parents policy for a month before they can do the insurance on the car since I haven't been driving for a year (decided not to drive because insurance would rape me because of speeding tickets ect.). So now the broker is having a hard time finding daily driver insurance for a 23 year old car..... so no I'm stuck in limbo because either my car has too high mileage or I need a daily driver. This sucks ass =\ Anyone else have insurance for a older car? I have no clue why my parents insurance broker can't find any policy for my car =\
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