Heritage, GQ & Mercedes: A specialist policy for a truly unique classic motor

We’re delighted to be featured in this month’s GQ magazine after we arranged a policy for a very special Mercedes at London Fashion Week Men’s.

We agreed to provide an insurance policy for a one-of-a-kind 1972 Mercedes W180 280SE 3.5, which drove Mercedes brand ambassadors around London during the prestigious fashion event.

As if Mercedes, London Fashion Week and international stars weren’t enough to be teaming up with! Heritage Classic Car Insurance was in good company with the car’s other partners, including Patrick Grant of Norton & Sons of Savile Row, gunmaker R. Ward, Riiva Design, Air Lift, Globe-Trotter, Ian Taylor Body Repairs and D: Class Automotive.

The Mercedes W180 was obsessively restored by GQ motoring editor, Matt Jones, and used to carry international stars around during the events.

Here’s an excerpt from the feature, grab a copy and check out pages 96-98:

“Insuring the thing was the next hurdle. Most brokers aren’t geared up to handle bespoke cars built by the fashion industry’s finest, but after several hours of furious googling, we found classic car specialist Heritage. It was able to cover the car so long as it wasn’t raced. While the car packs 200bhp from its high-compression 3.5-litre V8, it’s not the sort of thing you would ever want to hustle around Silverstone, so no problems there.”

Our MD Mark had this to say:
“We’ve been providing specialist insurance for classic and modified vehicles for decades, but this was a first even for us. A very special car with a specific set of requirements, we provided the cover it needed to go out and star alongside a number of huge names. We are delighted we were able to arrange the cover for such a unique car, something we pride ourselves on for all customers.

“Regardless of whether your classic vehicle is original or modified, at a fashion show, or just for you to enjoy at weekends, Heritage can almost certainly provide a tailor-made policy. We can do this for all of your cars.”