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Veteran Car Insurance

What is Veteran car insurance?

Veteran car insurance is for cars from a certain period in time, generally used for all vehicles made up to and including 1918. This spans the birth of the modern car and its journey into mass production.

In 1887, Panhard et Levassor were the first company to produce motor cars exclusively. By 1903 there were approximately 60,000 cars in the entire world, with familiar names like Peugeot and Renault establishing themselves within the market. In 1908 Ford were established and by 1914 they were producing more cars than all other manufacturers combined. Soon it wasn’t long until 50% of the cars being driven were all made by Ford.

Our veteran car insurance scheme was made to tailor to these pieces of history that pioneered the automotive industry.

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Please note: Most Veteran cars don’t appear on our online quote system so please call the office for us to provide you with a quotation.

Examples of Veteran cars

Renault Voiturette, Peugeot Bebe, Delaunay-Belleville HB6, Alldays & Onions 10/12, Ford Model T, Cadillac Tonneau, Dodge Model 30

Why insure with us?

At ClassicLine we know that a veteran car isn’t just a car, it’s a piece of history and we know the way in which they are used and enjoyed. Our policies allow owners to experience the full potential of their historic classic whilst they’re being enjoyed in a controlled and safe environment. Our standard veteran car insurance policy provides protection for many social events that are organised by a recognised car club. These include; Endurance Rallies, Reliability Trials, Regularity Rallies, Hill Climb and Sprint events and Treasure Hunts under 100 miles.

In the event of an accident we also realise that owners of veteran vehicles will want to retain salvage rights for their vehicle. ClassicLine will ensure that if the damage to the vehicle is deemed as ‘uneconomical’ to repair by the insurer (category C or D), that our customers have the option to buy their much treasured veteran vehicle backThis way they can either repair it themselves or pass to a trusted restorer to repair.


Policy Benefits

  • Salvage Rights
  • Limited Mileage Discount
  • UK & EU Breakdown
  • Motor Legal Cover
  • EU Cover (Up to 90 days)
  • Car Club Discount

Policy Options

  • Laid Up/SORN cover
  • Agreed Value Cover
  • Multi Vehicle Policies
  • Unlimited Mileage Option