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I was told over 10 years old for my classic second insurance it can be classed as classic if model not manufactured/produced anymore !

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Tax free motoring: I dont want to make a political point here as Car Tax is the only interest I have in politics, but when the Tories were in power, when a car got to 25 years old it became excempt from Road Tax. However when the Fat Scotsman took over as Chancellor he cast the date in stone as 1 Feb 73.

 

As regards insurance, you should always get a quote from Footman James.

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We have our 1984 Sierra XR4i insured on a classic policy with Adrian Flux. We insured with Footman James last year but they wouldn't put me on the insurance this year so opted for Adrian Flux. Looking at putting the 1980 Fiesta on that policy as well.

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Chris,

 

I've just spoken to Jardine Faber, one of my previous insurers and they say that as far as they are concerned, any car that is over 15 years old can be insured with them. They did say that the the age requirement can vary from company to company, so anyone in the market for classic insurance, as with any insurance, should probably think about shopping around.

 

I had a few classics insured with via this company including my ikkle red Porsche. I always found the quotes to be competitive.

 

I understand from your post that you're not currently using a classic, but here are the details if you need them for the future, or if anyone else needs them.

 

Jardine Faber Insurance Consultants Ltd (Roadsure)

Saxon House,

39 Marefair,

Northampton,

Northamptonshire,

NN1 1SR,

Tel: 01604 639011

Fax: 01604 611700

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The issue of "free" road tax for classic cars really bugs me :rant:

Take my car,use it (usually) on sunny days and weekends,yet i have to pay the same road tax as someone doing say 100,000 miles a year.

Scrap road tax and increase fuel duty anybody?

 

I'm with you on that one, buddy! :)

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some companies say that any car that has not been produced for 10 years can be insured as a classic

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I want to complain about road tax prices, I can't understand how they can justify £205 for an old car, 1974, with no cat fitted, that I do hardly any mileage in and my other car with a similar size engine, age-2004, that is modern, with a cat exhaust, they are charging £245, what utter bull.

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On 13/04/2006 at 20:19, muddycoffee said:

 

Are you sure about that, It used to be 30 years before it was free tax.

It is now 40 years before it becomes tax free. Just check on DVLA site.

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