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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby Philbo » Tue 25.01.2005, 17:50

They must be wondering what is up with all the Elans coming on their books today!<br><br>Glad to hear you all got some benefit too - though not really my find, I think quite a few other Elaners use them. With regards to track days, some policies specifically exclude them, others just have standard terms about racing/timing etc. I've heard people say that as track days aren't timed you should be covered; I'd await the outcome of a big claim on that basis with interest! You know how insurance companies are.
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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby Enright » Mon 28.02.2005, 23:37

I insured my Elan through Firebond (08704 440556) as a classic on Saturday.<br><br>It was fully comp with an insured value of £8k, £500 excess and annual mileage of up to 6000 miles. Unfortunately I can't garage it, and I had to declare a stainless exhaust and Hi-Spec brakes.<br><br>I was very pleased with a cost of just £333.50, especially as (although at 36 I'm old enough to know better) this time last year I still had 9 points on my license! Thankfully it's now clean, but I still have to declare them for another couple of years.  :-[<br><br>Bloody unmarked cop cars, it's just not cricket you know!  >:(
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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby Sy V » Tue 01.03.2005, 06:51

Hey En<br><br>What with your lovely new acquisition and Woody's bargain basement S2, that's a pretty strong stable from Nottingham now.  Will you be travelling to Donny together?
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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby jimp357 » Tue 01.03.2005, 14:39

Hi<br><br>I've just rang Firebond with very similar details and they have quoted me over £500.  Thats with no mods, occasional use and kept in a garage over night.  ???<br><br>Mods would, they advise me, significantly increase the premium.....???<br><br>Forget it.<br><br>Norwich Union Direct quoted £253. I'll give them a bell...
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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby Enright » Tue 01.03.2005, 19:48

[quote author=Sy link=board=insure;num=1067883802;start=75#87 date=02/28/05 at 21:51:02]Hey En<br><br>What with your lovely new acquisition and Woody's bargain basement S2, that's a pretty strong stable from Nottingham now.  Will you be travelling to Donny together?[/quote]<br><br>That's a very good question Sy. Erm, hadn't thought about it yet. I'm still on a high from last weekend's escapades, and thinking about this weekend's B-road blast to Skeggy, before even considering the ones after that. I'll have to drop him a line. Adam too - he only lives about 5 minutes from me. In fact we go via the same route to work around the same time - DAILY convoys could yet become the norm!  ;D
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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby jimp357 » Tue 01.03.2005, 22:02

Rang Norwich Union Direct.<br><br>£253  (Full Comp+Protected NCD, £8K, 6000m) No Mods  :D<br><br>£318  (Full Comp+Protected NCD, £8K, 6000m) Upgraded brakes & SS exhaust.   ;D<br><br>Still trying some others though, to see what it costs for adding an everest chip as well  ;)
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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby Monty » Tue 01.03.2005, 22:19

Jimp have u tried classic line, it`s in this thread. They seem to be good on upgrades as long as they are improvement ie brakes dump valves etc, but will start to go up if u increase the performance.
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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby Sy V » Tue 01.03.2005, 22:48

"Still trying some others though, to see what it costs for adding an everest chip as well" <br><br>Oh great, we can add this to the list of mods they'll inspect for post-accident.  ???
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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby jimp357 » Tue 01.03.2005, 23:10

And seeing all the time, effort and money thats gone into rebuilding that one of yours, you want to risk it all on someone not noticing a tampered with ecu.  :o<br><br>I've only asked how much adding a chip would increase the premiums by.  So many other cars are modded in this way, any EFI car is capable of being checked.  :-[<br><br>Funniest thing though, I keep getting asked if it increases performance.  I don't know, but it aids fuel consumption  ;D
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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby Monty » Tue 01.03.2005, 23:45

Jimp the thing is, if u tell the insurance about a chip and they quote you hi, what u going to do then? Not fit the Chip  ???<br>And i tell u these engineers don`t know sh*t, won`t even know were the ECU is + u can`t tell by just looking at the ECU, it would have to be tested  ;D<br><br>If u do get a quote on a chip, just say it`s a company called Superchip and nothing to do with this forum.<br><br>Top tip, keep a 10mm spanner in u`r clove box.  :P<br>
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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby jimp357 » Wed 02.03.2005, 00:48

Monty I agree. <br><br>All I asked was how much "if I were to have it chipped".  No names, makes, models, types etc where discussed.<br><br>I have NO intention of mentioning this forum.<br><br>I was curious.  I have been quoted £250 thru to £800 for std insurance.  I expect the premiums to be higher but if its acceptable then I'm inclined to pay it.  I have a number of other cars & bikes (7 in total now) and couldn't afford the  cost of getting court.  It seems darft to pay £1000s to have it restored, upgraded, what have u, and then skimp on the couple £100 than the insurance want.  I know, more than most, what a ripoff it is, but not as big as them trying everything they can to screw you when you need it most.
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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby jimp357 » Thu 10.03.2005, 22:57

Took the middle option<br><br>£318  (Full Comp+Protected NCD, £8K, 6000m) Upgraded brakes & full SS exhaust.<br><br>
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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby Monty » Thu 10.03.2005, 23:46

and the chip  ???
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Re: Insurance (uk)

Postby jimp357 » Fri 11.03.2005, 23:00

After some serious consideration......what chip.... ::)
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