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Classic truck insurance

  • 28-07-2005 1:24am
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    Registered Users Posts: 296 ✭✭ Irish-trucker


    hi ,

    i've got a big dilemma on my hands , me and my father want to buy a classic truck (rigid) to transport vintage tractor's to at most 3-4 shows a year ,as well as show it in time when it's painted etc.. a volvo F6 .

    But we have tried the I.V.S and they won't insure us , as were carrying a load .
    and other insurance company's are saying we need to be a private limited comp. to insure a commercial vehicle .

    IS there ANYONE in ireland , who can do insurance to cater for our need :confused:

    We are Just about to buy the truck , but cannot if we can't get the issue of insurance out of the way .

    It's a pain in the arse because , it would be used as i said 3-4 times in summer ,then parked up for the rest of the year .

    Could ANYONE help us out ?

    any information very much appreciated :)

    John :rolleyes:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    Thats strange, I would have thought that it would be no problem to get classic insurance on a truck ?!
    .......there were certaintly plenty of classic trucks at the Fingal Show last Sunday - many with tractors onboard!
    (Although, many were N.I registered trucks - classic ins may be easier to obtain in the UK?!)

    Have you tried the insurance brokers and companies in my 'sticky' listing at the top of this forum ?

    Alternatively, I would suggest that you contact some clubs/classic truck owners for advise.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,501 Alfasudcrazy


    All I can say to help you out is to give my insurance brokers a ring - I have always found them very flexable and understanding in my years with them.
    I have several classic cars insured with them - but I don't know what their attitude is to classic trucks with loads. They seem well connected to the classic insurance scene though so give them a call :)

    Gogans Insurances Ltd
    tel .........01 2990299
    Fax........ 01 2990298
    email...... [email protected]


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 Fanai


    hi ,

    i've got a big dilemma on my hands , me and my father want to buy a classic truck (rigid) to transport vintage tractor's to at most 3-4 shows a year ,as well as show it in time when it's painted etc.. a volvo F6 .

    But we have tried the I.V.S and they won't insure us , as were carrying a load .
    and other insurance company's are saying we need to be a private limited comp. to insure a commercial vehicle .

    IS there ANYONE in ireland , who can do insurance to cater for our need :confused:

    We are Just about to buy the truck , but cannot if we can't get the issue of insurance out of the way .

    It's a pain in the arse because , it would be used as i said 3-4 times in summer ,then parked up for the rest of the year .

    Could ANYONE help us out ?

    any information very much appreciated :)

    John :rolleyes:

    Well John, I would say 'that carrying a load, whatever it is, on a NON-COMMERCIAL i.e. PRIVATE basis' is maybe an eye opener :( for the I.V.S. and the other reluctant insurers..?

    The Vintage Military Trucks have the same issue...:o

    Best of luck!

    Fanai


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    9 year old thread dredge!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,738 ✭✭✭✭ corktina


    new record?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ hi5


    Still topical though... and would tie in with the whole DOE thing, if its registered vin/vet is it still a commercial vehicle?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 Fanai


    :) Well, you will have 'normally' in your insurance policy stated 'Not for Commercial Use' or something equivalent and carrying goods/persons for Private Use shouldn't be a problem...:dizzy:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    I wonder did the OP the insurance sorted after all?

    'Autoline' in N.I. may be able to sort him out..they appear to be more 'open' to all sorts of classics.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,304 savagethegoat


    dead but wont lie down


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