If you have purchased a classic car overseas such as from Japan or America and imported it to the UK you will wish to make sure that it is suitably insured here in this country. This is especially so if you intend to drive it from its point of arrival in the UK to its new home as it is a legal requirement that it be insured.
There are not many companies that provide imported classic car insurance but, fortunately, here at Alliance Imported Car Insurance we can arrange quotations from a number of insurers on our panel. They have been carefully selected to meet the requirements of the discerning classic car owner who is keen to ensure that their new cherished vehicle has the most appropriate cover possible.
The qualifying criteria tend to be the same for imported classic cars as for classic cars from the UK. For instance, they should normally be at least 15 years of age and be the second car. The amount of miles you can travel each year in the vehicle will be limited often to a maximum of around 7,500 miles.
There are numerous factors that will affect the cost of the cover such as the make and model of the car, annual mileage, driver’s experience and where the imported classic car is stored. If it is kept locked up in a garage when not in use then the premium is likely to be lower than if the vehicle remained on your drive at all times. It is even possible to arrange cover based upon an Agreed Value basis.
If you have purchased a classic car overseas that you are going to restore in the UK and do not intend to drive it until the works are completed then you will be pleased to read that we can help arrange Laid Up cover with this providing protection against theft or damage caused by fire. When you are ready to take the vehicle out on the road to be admired by passers by, it is a simple process of switching the cover to something like fully comprehensive insurance.
There are numerous makes and models of imported classic cars that can be insured such as: –
So, if you are intending to import a classic car, why not get in touch with Alliance Imported Car Insurance to obtain a competitive quotation.