Saturday, May 24, 2008
I rang round everywhere and it was a bloody nightmare. The problem you see is that the Bozo on the end of the phone insists on asking you 20 minutes worth of questions before asking you what car you want to insure. When you tell him it is an "LTI fairway driver plus" he will have a mental breakdown because it isn't listed on his computer. Then you will be put on hold, and bounced around all over the place before being told " Sorry, we don't do taxis" The solution is simple though.. ring an insurance broker, they contact hundreds of insurers and find one who will cover you. I did it all through the AA and got 2 named drivers fully comprehensive living in SE15 for £280 a year.
UPDATE - My insurance expired and the AA could no longer give me cover, but using the advice of a poster to this site, I contacted the classic car department at Peter Best Insurance, who were very helpful and gave me a quote almost identical to my last one, with lots of extras. If you are having trouble, give them a try...
Also, look through the comments left by other users (below) - lots of useful info there...
Known insurers are:
Peter Best on 01376 573033
CIS - The Co-Op
Adrian Flux on 0800 505 3000
Footman James on 0844 826 8997