Classic Insurance Services

For Classic Motor Trade Insurance & Private Specialist Car Collections.
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Our company was founded by Rod Mitchell, who was previously Managing Director of one of the UK’s pioneering classic car brokers – John Scott and Partners. Prior to this he was the UK CEO of the Automotive and Private Client division at AEON – the world’s largest insurance broker.

From this experience we have created an exclusive insurance arrangement for people in the classic car business. We also specialise in insurance for collectors, covering all their vehicles from everyday cars, specialist and prestige vehicles, motorcycles and literally anything on wheels. By insuring this all under one policy we can achieve significant savings in premium.

We focus on providing an old fashioned level of service with no automatic telephones, just a very experienced client manager allocated to each client who can be contacted out of hours or at weekends. It starts from simply doing what we say we will do, at the promised time, with people who have top class expertise and experience. It is the level of service our collector clients demand and which our successful trade clients deliver to their customers.

Large & Important collections can be catered for with the ability to add additional everyday vehicles

Expert insurance for your precious car collection

The Private Client team, headed up by Carole Pearson, have many years of experience providing insurance cover for collections both small and large. They look after a number of individual cars worth in excess of £20m, and collections over £100m. For cars worth over £1m, vehicle cover is available on a worldwide, All Risks basis that includes overseas transit cover. This not only saves significant sums of money for those clients who move cars around the world, but it is also a valuable administrative time saver.

Another advantage of our experience and industry reputation is our ability to agree car values for clients, up to the highest of values, without the need for, or the expense of, an independent valuation. We are also able to include everyday cars in the collection. Our view is that if clients are driving their everyday cars they can’t be driving their collection cars, and vice versa. Bringing everything into one policy usually results in significant premium savings.

Classic Insurance Services, with its extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and the classic car market in particular, understands just how important customer service is and that is why we have put the client at the very heart of our business. Every client has a dedicated Client Manager, who knows the owner and the collection. The Client Manager will manage cover from beginning to end, delivering first class service and confidentiality throughout. There are no call centres, no centralised helpdesks, just personal, quality and expert support.

Each client has a dedicated Client Manager who can be contacted directly or out of office hours on their dedicated personal mobile number.  Some of the the highly experienced Classic Insurance team below:

As creators of the very first insurance policy for those in the business of classic cars, Classic Insurance Services knows the business better than most. Our team look after nearly 1000 dealers, restorers, race preparers, storage companies, museums, detailers etc.

We understand the issues clients face when dealing with rare and valuable cars. We know what their legal responsibilities are for example, and we know how to provide insurance solutions appropriate to these cars.

Our policy provides the widest cover but we continue to innovate and expand it still further. The latest is the addition of Professional Indemnity cover where our client provides advice to a customer on the originality, authenticity and value etc of a prospective purchase from a third party seller. This feature is unique to our Motor Trade policy.

At Classic Insurance Services, the word service is much more than a part of our name – it is at the heart of our business. We know that our clients want to know who they are dealing with and this is why we have a team of dedicated client managers who will know you, your business and your cars so that they can fully and expertly manage your insurance needs. There are no call centres or any internet options, just old fashioned service of the classic, customer focused kind.

Some of the World’s most beautiful and valuable cars are insured by Classic Insurance Services

Rare, Collectible & Classic Car dealers receive up to 10% discount on their first years premium as SVA members to welcome them, while some of the UK’s highest profile owners and businesses rely on Classic Insurance Services to provide professional products, entirely fit for purpose and with an authentic interest in looking after your business or collection.

Rare, Collectible, Sports and Track cars can all be covered for Traders

Protect your treasured business reputation

As creators of the very first insurance policy for those in the business of classic cars, Classic Insurance Services knows the business better than most. Our team look after nearly 1000 dealers, restorers, race preparers, storage companies, museums, detailers etc.

We understand the issues clients face when dealing with rare and valuable cars. We know what their legal responsibilities are for example, and we know how to provide insurance solutions appropriate to these cars.

Our policy provides the widest cover but we continue to innovate and expand it still further. The latest is the addition of Professional Indemnity cover where our client provides advice to a customer on the originality, authenticity and value etc of a prospective purchase from a third party seller. This feature is unique to our Motor Trade policy.

At Classic Insurance Services, the word service is much more than a part of our name – it is at the heart of our business. We know that our clients want to know who they are dealing with and this is why we have a team of dedicated client managers who will know you, your business and your cars so that they can fully and expertly manage your insurance needs. There are no call centres or any internet options, just old fashioned service of the classic, customer focused kind.

Bespoke Homes and Contents insurance cover is also available

As befits a specialist broker, Classic Insurance Services also offer a host of additional ancillary covers and services suitable for all in the classic car world, including:

Legal Expenses

For our trade clients we provide a Commerical Legal Expenses policy covering a whole range of issues including Contract Disputes with customers.

For our Private Clients we make provisions for the services of a specialist legal team to recover a client’s uninsured losses, such as their excess, in the event of a non-fault claim. If the damaged car is a prestige vehicle they will supply a similar replacement vehicle.

Transit

We have facilities to provide  Transit insurance cover by Air, Sea or Land throughout the world for full ‘All Risks’. These rates are usually much lower than shipper rates and produce cost savings for out clients.

Values

As a general rule, insurers require cars to be valued by an auction house or independent specialist dealer before they will give Agreed Values. This is often an expensive and time-consuming process, especially when values increase frequently.

Our knowledge and industry reputation, however, is such that we are authorised by the insurers to agree values on their behalf. This free service is available to all clients.

SVA Says: Classic Insurance Services are a Founder Partner to the SVA, please remember to identify yourself as an SVA Trade or Enthusiast member when contacting them…

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Benefits

Enjoy a further 1 years free membership, when buying Trader Cover from Classic Insurance Services in addition to up to 10% discount on your first years premium.
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