Why you need classic car insurance

Every vehicle on the road needs to be insured to protect drivers and other people. To their owners though, classic cars are more than just vehicles, they are a passion.

That’s why basic insurance policies won’t suit a classic motor that’s often driven less, worth more and harder to repair than standard cars.

Specialist classic car insurance therefore exists to cover vintage vehicles against damage and the increased risk of theft. Classic car insurance providers recognise the ‘special’ status of the cars and provide policies accordingly. Classic car insurance is also cheaper than standard car insurance as drivers use them less often.

At Heritage, we recognise the various forms of classic vehicle ownership and use, and provide a range of policies to suit.

Is my car a ‘classic’?

There isn’t a set description of what a classic car is when it comes to its insurance. However, if your vehicle is your second car, you drive under 5,000 annual miles and your car is kept in a roadworthy condition, then we may just be able to help. There are a few more elements to whether a car is a classic depending on who you ask, but from an insurance perspective, it’s down to the vehicle, the usage and the owner. The best way to see if we can help is if you call us on 0121 248 9229.

Can I insure my classic as I work on it in the garage?

If your classic is off-road whilst you lovingly restore it, then we can provide laid up cover as well.

Heritage Classic Car Insurance understands your passion for classic cars. We’ve been in the industry for over fifty years. As a family run business we believe in providing good old fashioned customer service. That’s why we provide you with your own dedicated account manager, who’s assigned to you for as long as you’re with us.

Modified 4×4 and other types of insurance

We also provide modified 4×4 insurance so give us a call if you’re about to gear up for the off-road season. In addition, we cover bikes, military vehicles and more.

Call us today on 0121 248 9229.


Haggling on a classic

October 14th, 2016

You’ve dreamed about owning one for years. You’ve put money aside and watched it grow. Now it’s time to finally go out and buy your first classic car.

Just remember one thing – you can always haggle on price!


The Story of an Extremely Rare Citroen Type-H Van

May 17th, 2018

The Citroen Type-H van combined practical capabilities with striking design choices and has been cemented as an iconic European vehicle. With so few left in existence, we were delighted when we were approached to speak with someone who claims to own the only remaining example in the UK.


Award-winning classic car insurance with Heritage

September 27th, 2017

We’re celebrating this week after winning an award for the way we use social media to help our customers and classic motoring enthusiasts up and down the country.