Triumph GT6 1976
Licence for 20 years.
10 years of no claims.
I'm from the UK and in the process of moving over to Ireland. I had the Triumph as my only car in the UK (named driver on wife's). I am now a named driver on my wife's car insurance here in Ireland.
I imported the car, thinking it's the right thing to do. Paid the VRT man, got Irish reg number and now can't find anyone to insure me. They all want me to be the primary driver on another car in Ireland (for classic car insurance), which is crazy, we don't need three cars, I just use my wife's car for any long distances. All I want is normal insurance on an old car, but they all seem to have a 20 year old car age limit, which is nonsense. I'll even take third-party at this point. I've tried Axa, First Ireland, Carole Nash, FBD, AIG, and countless others.
I thought sod it, I'll just export it back to the UK, keep my insurance on it there, a long as Brexit doesn't screw everything up, EU law states that I'll have unlimited third party in Ireland, which is good enough for me. The problem here is I don't get my Irish log book until I tax the car, and I can't tax the car without insurance, and I can't get insurance!!! But I really don't want to have to export it back, I'd much rather find insurance here in Ireland.
Any suggestions welcome.
Welcome to Ireland and the nonsensical insurance rules in place.
You don't need to insure your vehicle to tax it.