I know there is an insurance thread and even an insurance forum, but these don't seem to have up to date info for classic cars
Bit of a predicament. I had to use my no claims bonus from my classic policy to bring in a car (non classic) from the UK early this year. I had to cancel my classic insurance for this
My classic car has been uninsured and declared off the road since. The NCT is now expired on it and the earliest booking I can get is for November
Car is a Porsche Boxster 2.5, 1999. I do have insurance in my name on a daily car and I am well over 25 No claims, no penalty points, full NCB. Full Irish driving licence. I only need cover for 2k km per year, that would be more than adequate.
Trying to get it insured again and I get these results:
-First Ireland - my favourite insurer. Good quote €250 fully comp, but they won't insure with no NCT (unless I get an engineers report)
- Axa - car must be >25 years
- FBD - car must be >25 years
- Allianz - do not do direct classic policy, only via brokers. My own broker does not do classic policies
- Carole Nash - car must be garaged (seriously, WTF? Who of the 2 million people in the greater Dublin are have a garage, 10% of people at most)
- Autoline - car must have NCT
- Campion / IVETA - €250 but third party online. Poor value for money and will have to fill in a load of paper work and send through the post and become a club member too. Will not cover or take payment over the phone. They are not just vintage when it comes to cars, their policies are pretty antique themselves
Any other options or what would you do? I'm tempted to just put the car in storage for a few years, maybe I should do that. In the past the car cost me €100 in motor tax alone for every time I drove it. Insane.