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1996 Mercedes S-class classic car insurance?
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D15CO D4VE

Original Poster:

338 posts

47 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Hi gents just looking for a point in the right direction to find some classic car insurance on such an uber barge smile

cheers in advance

Dave.

Satsuma

264 posts

128 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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I think you'll be lucky. It's not old enough.

Gruber

5,501 posts

110 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Lancaster have previously covered a 1991 190E and a 1989 300E for me, so they might be worth a crack. They didn't insist on garaging, which was useful.

My 1989 e30 is currently insured with RH Classic Insurance, who continually impress me with their customer service, so they're worth a call as well. But they do insist on garaging, in my experience.

Gruber

5,501 posts

110 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Satsuma said:
I think you'll be lucky. It's not old enough.
Not necessarily true. Some classic policies cover cars over 15 y.o. And some seem to see themselves as "specialist" insurers, rather than "classic" insurers, and are more concerned with whether or not it is a second car, on a limited mileage, than about age per se.

chazola

395 posts

53 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Peter Best insured a '94 W124 for me on a classic policy no probs. Limited miles and 2nd car of course.

Kirk280

122 posts

39 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Peter S Taylor insurance will insure cars over 15 years old as "modern classics", this includes limited commuting, as long as it's a 2nd car in the household. They insure my Capri and are very reasonable. I'm looking to buy a 4th car later in the year and I'm going down this route to avoid extortionate insurance costs. But that will be another thread in due course!

Needa308GT4

311 posts

42 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Satsuma said:
I think you'll be lucky. It's not old enough.
I insured a 95 155 V6 on a classic policy 3 years ago.

D15CO D4VE

Original Poster:

338 posts

47 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Cheers for the reply's chaps, I shall update in due course wink

andy43

4,053 posts

150 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Gruber said:
Satsuma said:
I think you'll be lucky. It's not old enough.
Not necessarily true. Some classic policies cover cars over 15 y.o. And some seem to see themselves as "specialist" insurers, rather than "classic" insurers, and are more concerned with whether or not it is a second car, on a limited mileage, than about age per se.
Classicline will do 10 years, less if it's 'interesting' - I believe they have a firm list of cars they'll bend the rules for.