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#1 conrad

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:54 AM

Hey!

Out of interest is anyone aware of any other classics that are cheap on the insurance for new drivers? Got a friend who is looking for a car, but cant afford insurance. I said get a mini of course :), but for some strange reason he isnt a fan. I pay £660 with Peter James Third Party on my mini.

Are there any other classic cars that can come near to this? or any slightly more modern cars than can come anywhere near?

Cheers Guys!


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:13 PM

Landrovers were always cheap - but not obn fuel. I'd imagine any small car that was in a low band.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:33 PM

Landrovers were always cheap - but not obn fuel. I'd imagine any small car that was in a low band.


ok i'll look into it.

any other suggestion would be appreciated people :)

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:18 PM

from what i have read the cheapest car to insure is a up to 1500 VW beetle on a classic policy

i think a mini 1000 was 4th cheapest

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 05:00 PM

moggies are cheap to insure aswell i think :)

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:06 PM

thought classic policies were based on the value of the car?

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:47 PM

citroen 2cv, as for a classic car policy on a young person, i thought they run a classic car policy as a second car, not a daily driver. Sas far as insurance goes its same issues as insuring on a parents policy.

Edited by charie t, 09 March 2011 - 07:50 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:56 PM

thought classic policies were based on the value of the car?


The theft element is based partly on value, the driving element on RISK !!!! Faster classics are more risky !!!

2CV, Dolomite, 104, Samba, Toledo, A30, A35, fiesta mk1, XR3i, mk2 cavalier, victor, viva, ventura, ascona, midas,

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:15 PM

old fiat 126 air or water cooled bis, also cheap on fuel

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:49 PM

citroen 2cv, as for a classic car policy on a young person, i thought they run a classic car policy as a second car, not a daily driver. Sas far as insurance goes its same issues as insuring on a parents policy.


Well Footman James and Peter James both seem to take on young driver on their own policy. I am insured only on the mini, with me as the policy holder and is the only car i have.

Cheers for all the suggestions guys some good ones coming through!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:50 PM

1982 Austin metro 998cc - quoted 550 quid, tpft, unlimited milage.

Cant get cheaper than that. and u can pick one up for 500 quid.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:34 PM

thought classic policies were based on the value of the car?


The theft element is based partly on value, the driving element on RISK !!!! Faster classics are more risky !!!

2CV, Dolomite, 104, Samba, Toledo, A30, A35, fiesta mk1, XR3i, mk2 cavalier, victor, viva, ventura, ascona, midas,


so why is my wife's 84 wr quattro cheaper to insure than her 71 clubman?

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:36 PM

from what i have read the cheapest car to insure is a up to 1500 VW beetle on a classic policy

i think a mini 1000 was 4th cheapest

exactly what my cousin found (hes 17 and just passed) he couldnt understand how little beetle he'd get for £1500,

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:42 PM

thought classic policies were based on the value of the car?


The theft element is based partly on value, the driving element on RISK !!!! Faster classics are more risky !!!

2CV, Dolomite, 104, Samba, Toledo, A30, A35, fiesta mk1, XR3i, mk2 cavalier, victor, viva, ventura, ascona, midas,


so why is my wife's 84 wr quattro cheaper to insure than her 71 clubman?

it depends on a huge amount of factors, not just value and not just how fast it is

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:44 PM

I was looking at ford capris when I was 17 and the 2L was cheaper than the 1.6 to insure. 2L was sub 1k at 17 on a normal policy.




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